Loch Ness Monster Causes Political Stir

    June 15, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Arguments over the promotion of the mythical Loch Ness Monster have led to recriminations and resignations from the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce in Scotland.

According to a report from The Scotsman, George Edwards, skipper for the Loch Ness Cruises company, resigned from the chamber of commerce this week in protest over how “Nessie,” as the monster is sometimes referred to, is being promoted. Two other chamber members have also resigned, including, Tony Harmsworth, the editor of the chamber’s website.

Harmsworth resigned after being forced to un-publish an article critical of Edwards. He accuses Edwards of using fake pictures to promote the Loch Ness Monster myth.

Edwards sent a resignation letter to the chamber detailing his grievances. His issues stem mainly from how the Loch Ness Centre in Drumnadrochit is promoting the Loch Ness Monster to tourists. Edwards complains that the organization is being “negative” about the monster, which is to say, skeptical. He accuses researchers of being too scientific in their approach to Nessie research. Edwards took particular issue with a rival businessman and researcher Adrian Shine, who he believes is harming Loch Ness tourism with practical theories such as “big fish and big waves.”

Shine told The Scotsman that Edwards is upset over his declining business. He went on to accuse Edwards of not believing in the Loch Ness Monster either, and stated that The Loch Ness Centre’s investigations bring respect to Loch Ness.

(via The Scotsman)

  • j

    Hey, how about Santa Claus?

    I am sure the Lough Ness ‘monster’ is in the same class as Santa.
    I would really like it if the ‘monster’ is real. It is a possibility, is it not?

    • jizz

      All of Nessies’ pictures are just Chuck Norris floating on the water with a boner.

      • http://hydrogen.servegame.com/music/ Mal-2

        This makes sense. After all, Chuck Norris uses a live rattlesnake as a condom.

  • http://about.me/joseph.jds.smith Joseph D. Smith

    The whole argument is irrelevant. Why would you want to deliberately ruin the tourist industry, when it is bringing in revenue for not only businesses, but also the government?

  • Julia Chandler

    Well, the bible talks about a monster that resembles the Loch Ness and even though there is no proof this monster may have survived the flood and lived peacefully inside Loch Ness for thousands of years.

    • Randi

      Yeah.. That’s a good argument for a myth… more myths.

  • http://smockittome.com lee

    We have been to the moon, we have been to mars…& we still can’t capture this creation on a clear camera?? BS! & as for the bible, who wrote it? Another bunch of bs

    • Arthur Cabral

      There have been very clear and distinct photographs taken of the beast, but they will remain in private collections and never published. This is because of a need for conservation. If young opulent debutant monster hunters were given absolute certain and credible proof, they would come with their sonar and harpoons! The creature would become extinct in a single season, and hardly anybody would even know about it.

    • Charles Sansom

      Gosh, all it takes is a mere mention of God and the haters surface. Only a fool says in his heart that there is no God.

  • http://smockittome.com lee

    First its Santa, Then the Easter bunny, then all the Gods, Gee, we just keep getting brainwashed, & doing the same to our kids!

  • Arthur

    Actually, theres no need to argue, because the unbiased reporter has categorically stated that the monster is mythical in the first sentence.

    RIP Journalistic Standards.

  • Ammo

    i wonder if the loch ness monster ever got his 3.50

  • Harry

    The Beast really exists because I have seen her. My mother in law was over for dinner just last week…

  • http://WebProNews tobymom

    Why not a monster? If you BELIEVE you have seen one, then you have seen one, whether you can prove it to other people or not. Same with UFO’s, Bigfoot, etc. There are lots of things out there stranger than fiction….

  • David

    If Santa, Easter bunny, and tooth fairy are harmless fun, why not Nessie? I respect every one elses opinion. As a Christian, to say there is no Loch Ness creature, is limiting God. Please respect my comment in return.

  • Ryan

    Who cares…. I mean really, why can’t we just let our imaginations run wild? Where is our sense of wonder and excitement? It is not that serious to get into a debate over or even bring God and the Bible into the discussion. If you believe, more power to you. If you don’t, then live your life happy and free of any concern over others’ opinions. Personally, I don’t care on the matter. If Nessie is real, I’d love to see it. If Nessie isn’t real, I’d still think twice before swimming in that lake after dark.