Friday, March 17, 2017

The Problems With Lake Monsters



That's the subject of another new article from me, which deals with some of the stranger aspects of lake-monsters.

Here's how it starts:

"F.W. 'Ted' Holiday was the author of three notable books. We begin with 1968’s The Great Orm of Loch Ness. It was followed, in 1973, by The Dragon and the Disc. And, finally, there was The Goblin Universe. The latter was published in 1986, seven years after his death. Holiday had a deep interest in accounts of lake-monsters, and particularly so the creatures of Loch Ness. Holiday wrote other books, too, but the three above are the ones of particular relevance to this article.

 "Holiday’s early work and research at Loch Ness led him to conclude that whatever the creatures were, they were flesh and blood in nature. As the years progressed, however, Holiday’s views changed. And they changed radically. Strange synchronicities at Loch Ness, a chilling encounter with a Man in Black, rumors of a dragon-worshiping cult in the area, seances at the loch, and much more had a major effect on Holiday. Indeed, The Great Orm of Loch Ness and The Goblin Universe could not have been further apart, in terms of theories, concepts and ideas. The former was the kind of Cryptozoology championed by Bernard Heuvelmans. The latter was full-on John Keel."

5 comments:

  1. Have the book and really liked it. There could be some big fish like a sturgeon but there too much paranormal events associated with the cryptid. Also the cryptid always manage to elude his hunters, even with sonars. From ghosts to tulpas to interdimensional creature its more plausible than flesh and blood creature.

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  3. Hi mate, love your work, bet your great to have a beer with, I wonder would it be possible to Skype interview you on my podcast, it's the don't break the oath podcast cheers lee
    Dbtopodcast@gmail.com

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  4. Yeah sorry about that I was in county Durham and couldn't get a signal

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