Edinburgh, Scotland (AHN) - A Yorkshire man claims to have shot a video capturing the mythical Loch Ness monster. Gordon Holmes, a 55-year-old lab technician, was filming the lake where he captured an animal he says was about 45 feet long, moving at about 6 mph, on his camera.
"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing," Holmes told the AP. The video has stirred debate in the cryptozoology community, as the quality of the tape is fairly good.
Marine biologist Adrian Shine, who has watched the video, says it is some of the best footage he has ever seen. However, he still offers some explanations to describe the sighting. "It could be some biological creature, it could just be the waves of the loch or it could some psychological phenomenon in as much as we see what we want to see," Shine told the AP.
It is not for the first time that someone has claimed to have seen Nessie, the purported successors of pre-historic, dinosauric, aquatic reptiles. There have been thousands of sightings of Nessie over the decades, the most iconic being the one by a gynecologist in the 1930s.
However, the legend of Nessie is far more historic as it was also mentioned by St. Columba, one of the founders of the Christian church in Scotland, in the late 7th century.
On May 27, 2007, several dozen "UFO" shaped gangues were found in Shangrao County, Jiangxi Province. Experts indicate that the UFO gangues were formed about 300 million years ago.
The UFO gangues were found in an abandoned heap of gangues. There are several coal mines around the heap. Gangues are the abandoned materials left after the coal has been extracted from the rock. Among these UFO gangues, several of them have diameters over 4.9 feet and thicknesses between 7.9 inches and 23.6 inches. They weighed between 1764 pounds and 1 ton.
An engineer from the Shangrao Coal Bureau suggested that the ages of the UFO gangues are between the Paleozoic Late Carboniferous and Early Permian, so they're about 300 million years ago.
Three Gorges UFO Stones Line Up Neatly
The UFO stones appear not only in Jiangxi, but they were also found near the Shuibuya Dam Project of the Sichuan Three Gorges Reservoir. The UFO stones there weigh about 44 pounds each. Local villagers who were building the inter-village highway there found these UFO stones. The stones were located near Big Cave Bay in Shanlicheng Village of Badong Shuibuya. Big Cave Bay is a natural cavern. There's a clear stream flowing outside of the cavern. Xiang Zhiyu, a Qizu Village resident who worked on a section of the inter-village highway, found these strange stones when he was blasting the rocks near the Big Cave Bay area.
The UFO stones were lined up horizontally about 1.6 feet apart and are evenly distributed. It was reported that UFO stones have an especially hard texture. They are obviously different from the stones from the mountains in this area.
ROME - June 6, 2007 - Italy’s prehistoric iceman “Ötzi” died from a shoulder wound inflicted by an arrow, according to research into his perfectly preserved 5,000-year-old body.
Ötzi, the oldest mummy unearthed, was found in the Italian Alps in 1991 wearing clothing made from leather and grasses and carrying a copper axe, a bow and arrows.
Though Ötzi’s body underwent several scientific tests to study life in the prehistoric age, it had so far been unclear whether he died from an arrow wound, a bad fall or severe freezing while climbing the high mountains.
Using modern X-ray technology, however, an Italian-Swiss research team said on Wednesday it had proved the cause of death as a lesion on an artery close to the shoulder, caused by an arrowhead that remains in the iceman’s back.
A large hematoma — or a collection of blood due to internal bleeding — could also be seen in the surrounding tissue, and the iceman probably died shortly after the lesion was caused, researchers concluded.
Researchers had previously suggested he was killed by a rival hunter after putting up a fight, and concluded that his final meals consisted of venison and ibex meat.
The latest results on the research appeared online in the Journal of Archaeological Science and will be published in the National Geographic next month.
The Telegraph, Calcutta, India, June 3, 2007 - Villagers in Garo hills claim to have sighted mythical giant
“Gigantic, hairy, ape-like…” was all that Abu Marak could utter in between gasps for breath.
Surrounded by villagers in the safety of his house near Durabanda in the West Garo Hills, Abu’s eyes still mirrored the excitement of spotting the animal. Within a few days, Abu’s account, coupled with those of a few other villagers, became the raw material for a renewed scientific search for the legendary Bigfoot — mande burung in Garo.
Sasquatch in North America, Yowie in Australia, Yeti in Nepal — Bigfoot has its share of dedicated followers across the globe. The creature, which is supposed to be about eight feet tall, is said to have been last sighted at Rongrigittim in South Garo Hills in July 2005, before making a reappearance in May  this year.
The Achik Tourism Society, which has been on this elusive animal’s trail for the past few years, said the best sighting data was recorded in between January and March in 2002.
This year, the animal was spotted in forests between Nokrek and Chokpot.
“Soon after receiving news from the villagers, we sent our team on the trail of this unknown creature, but unfortunately we could neither see it, nor record any footprints,” said Dipu N. Marak, general secretary of the Achik Tourism Society.
By the time the villagers reported their findings, the mande burung had shifted its location, rued Dipu.
Before coming together as the Achik Tourism Society, Marak and his friends were engaged in compiling data about Bigfoot.
“We started our data collection on November 15, 1997, when the creature was first seen near Andol Chiring, in South Garo Hills,” Dipu said.
Information on the mande burung are available in the form of video footages and photographs of footprints, which measure between 14 to 15 inches and impressions believed to have been left by the creature on trees and nests.
“We have already alerted the Wild Life Trust of India after hearing about its sighting this year, but the authorities have shown little interest in the creature,” Dipu said.
The Achik Tourism Society has also apprised the deputy director of tourism in Tura about the findings.
Conservationists and biologists believe that the creature, which could be a descendant of the ancient primate, may have been living in the dense jungles of the Nokrek peak.
Author and Sahitya Akademi award winner Llewellyn R. Marak, who is also an avid follower of mande burung data — is optimistic that “one day the efforts by the villagers and youths to trace Big Foot will be rewarded.”
“I have seen the footprints of this creature. It’s really big and I am convinced that such a creature has a home in Nokrek,” he said.
Llewellyn came down heavily on forest guards and officials for not heeding the villagers’ reports.
“Very frankly, they (forest guards) are lazy and instead of listening to the villagers, they scold them.”
All attempts by conservationists to persuade the forest department to initiate a research into the mande burung have also proved futile.
But that has not dampened the spirit of those who have ceaselessly been collecting every detail to prove that elusive Bigfoot does existence.