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Is Nessie a Phantimal?
An article by Nick Redfern on mania.com discusses the theory that the Loch Ness Monster (and Bigfoot) may be "phantimals". That is, "the spirits or ghosts of creatures that became extinct thousands of years ago." This theory is promoted by paranormal expert Joshua P. Warren, author of Pet Ghosts, who argues that "the world’s most famous lake-monster, Nessie, might actually represent some form of 'ghostly plesiosaur,' rather than a literal, living animal or colony of animals."

Nice theory. But what I found more interesting was the next part of the article, in which Redfern discusses the research of Jim Marrs, author of PSI Spies, who learned that during some of the U.S. government's experiments with remote viewing (the Stargate Project perhaps?) remote viewers were asked to focus on Nessie and detail what they saw:

Several sessions targeting the famous Loch Ness monster revealed physical traces of the beast – a wake in the water, movement of a large body underwater. Their drawings even resembled a prehistoric plesiosaur, often identified as matching descriptions of Nessie. But when the viewers tried to discover where the object came from or returned to, they hit a dead end. The creature seemed to simply appear and disappear. Considering that reports of human ghosts date back throughout man’s history, the Psi Spies seriously considered the possibility that the Loch Ness monster is nothing less than a dinosaur’s ghost.

And here I went all the way to Loch Ness to see Nessie. I could have just stayed in San Diego and remote viewed her.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 31, 2011
Oooh.. nice.. Using ghosts AND remote viewing to explain a cryptid? Impressive.

I'm reminded somewhat of my Grand Theory of Conspiracy Theories, wherein Conspiracy Theories tend to become increasingly complex over time, adding more elements in order to explain the more basic principles of the theory and give it 'authenticity'. This is clearly a similar process - they want so very much for Nessie to exist, so they are willing to step outside conventional reality for their validation.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  02:53 AM
Well there were no orbs at Loch Ness so I'm pretty sure it wasn't haunted...
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  04:39 AM
I could have just stayed in San Diego and remote viewed her.


But then you wouldn't have met us!

And LOL at Nettie...
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  06:28 AM
This is true Smerk, although perhaps we emotionally scarred Alex so much he regrets coming to visit? downer
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  08:37 AM
I have believed something similar ever since I read about Aleister Crowley's Boleskine house on Loch Ness. He wrote papers about "summoning a serpent" that was described as a large, dumb creature in spectral form. I also find it interesting that sightings of Nessie became more common after Jimmy Page bought the house and started republishing many of Crowley's works. And, presumably, duplicating some of the old boy's activities...
Posted by fuzzfoot  in  potland, oregon  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  09:32 AM
Oh, and Sasquatch? Smells of sulfur, definitely supernatural...
Posted by fuzzfoot  in  potland, oregon  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  09:36 AM
>>perhaps we emotionally scarred Alex so much he regrets coming to visit?

I'm scarred (as we all are) by that moment when Nessie attacked our boat. But the rest of the trip is one of my treasured memories.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  02:08 PM
Perhaps you can try holding a seance and calling up Nessie?

"Oh mighty Nessie, do you hear us?"

"GLUB!"

"Errrr. . .was that a yes, or was that a no?"

"GLUB GLUB GURGLE!"
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Sep 14, 2011  at  07:11 PM
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