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An Old Nessie Clipping with a Strange Subplot
Here’s an old clipping found by Will, who is a regular reader of this blog as well as a Fortean researcher in his own right. It is taken from the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal of May 7th 1937.
Loch Ness Monster Has a Wife and Children, Abbot Told Pope
EDINBURGH Scotland -The Loch Ness monster is married and has quite a family, Sir David Hunter-Blair, abbot of a monastery on the shores of Scotland’s famous lake, says.
Sir David, who claims to have seen the monster several times and to have made a report to the Pope about it, differed with persons who believe the creature is the last survivor of his line.
The abbot, who is 83 but extremely alert. told of sitting on the monastery’s boathouse and watching the monster play around in the lake—for 35 minutes.
“With my own eyes.” Sir David said, “I saw two shiny black humps and a thick, pointed tail. I did not see the head because the monster evidently was feeding. Those who have seen the head describe it as snakelike, perched on a long and extraordinarily flexible neck.
Why He Appeared
“Finally the monster started for the centre of the lake where he lives at a depth of 75 feet. He travelled fast, churning foam, not unlike a propeller. His tail obviously is used for propulsion, attaining a speed of 15 to 20 miles an hour. You ask why he first appeared in 1933? That year thousands of pounds of dynamite were exploded during the construction of roads.
You can picture the monster, his wife, children and relations becoming most disturbed when tons of granite began crashing into their home at the depth of the lake. He probably said : ‘My dear, I can’t stand it any longer: I can’t rest; I am going up and see what it’s all about.’ His wife. womanlike, replied: ‘Don’t go, dear: you’ve never been up, you don’t know what it’s like and you may never come back: think of our children.’ Continue reading