Sunday, 19 March 2017

Nessie Sceptics at work in 1934




I have masses of e-clippings going back to 1933 and before detailing Nessie and her kelpie predecessor. This particular one is taken from the Hull Daily Mail of 23rd January 1934. The Natural History Museum had not long declared Marmaduke Wetherell's Loch Ness spoors to be the product of a hippo foot.

In that light, two investigators got a hold of their elephant foot waste basket and headed to the beach, as I reproduce below. One thing that escapes me though, didn't the Natural History Museum say that one of the other Wetherell spoors belonged to a rhinoceros? Perhaps someone can confirm that?












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2 comments:

  1. That is a great clipping; one I never saw before. I love the style the reporters wrote with back then...

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    1. A bit more care free by the looks of it.

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