Sunday, March 05, 2006

Nessie Is A Jumbo Dumbo

Nessie from HERE.

From the Glasgow Sunday Mail :

Scotland’s top dinosaur expert has stunned the science world by claiming the Loch Ness Monster is an elephant. Palaeontologist Dr Neil Clark thinks the Nessie myth is "a magnificent piece of marketing" thought up by a 1930s circus boss.

Dr Clark says unexplained photos of Nessie could be of the trunk, head and back of a swimming elephant. He claims the phenomenon may have been started by circus impresario Bertram Mills in 1933 after he saw one of his elephants bathing in Loch Ness.

Mills, who died in 1938, offered £20,000 to anyone who could capture the Loch Ness Monster for his circus, sparking international interest. Clark - who spent two years investigating the unexplained sightings - said: "Nessie as we know it today is largely a product of the 20th century.