Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 18th, 2013
“Back in 1986, veteran Loch Ness monster researcher Tim Dinsdale (1924-1987) had corresponded with me in relation to a very different but equally intriguing water monster that formed the basis of my first major cryptozoological investigation – Gambo, the Gambian sea serpent. Consequently, when I attended the International Society of Cryptozoology’s two-day symposium held at the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on 25-26 July 1987, Day 1 of which was devoted to Nessie and at which Tim was one of the speakers (click here to read my reporting of this symposium), I lost no time in introducing myself to him so that I could thank him directly for his kind interest and encouragement in my own fledgling cryptozoological researches.”
That’s how Karl Shuker begins one of his latest blog posts – at Shuker Nature – on a hitherto unknown sighting of a Nessie, the details of which were provided to Karl by Dinsdale. The case is an interesting one, concerning a creature displaying the traditional long neck and hump.
You can find Karl’s full post – which describes how he came to meet Dinsdale (in 1987) and the circumstances surrounding the encounter at the Loch – right here.