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Nessie News
I believe it's now officially confirmed that I'm an idiot. I run a website called the Museum of Hoaxes, and yet I fall for an obvious hoax. Back on July 17 I trumpeted the news that a fossil of a sea serpent had been found on the shores of Loch Ness, and that it wasn't a hoax. What was I thinking? Of course it was a hoax. I believed it because I thought it was perfectly reasonable for someone to find a plesiosaur skeleton. But to find one on the shores of Loch Ness should have raised all kinds of alarm bells. Now researchers who have had a chance to examine the fossil say that it was likely planted there. Thankfully visitors to this site are much more intelligent than I am, and one of them named Cal pointed out to me a few days ago that the fossil probably was bogus.
In other Nessie News, a team from the BBC has done sonar tests to officially determine that there is no monster in Loch Ness, which, of course, will not convince any of the believers.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 30, 2003

this BBC "proving" the loch ness monster is not real proves NOTHING! it was probably a hoax. do I smell a swiss spaghetti harvest AGAIN! what liars BBC are I beilieve in nessie and some hoaxed fancy pance expidition dosent mean diddily squat. ~sincerly a beileiver vampire
Posted by beiliever  on  Mon Sep 18, 2006  at  05:32 PM
Actually project Deepscan found 3 large moving anomolies. But no one ever tells you that along with 'oh no the BBC disproved it'
Posted by Jenni  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  06:15 PM
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