RIP Robert Rines

Nessie Hunter Robert Rines died of heart failure yesterday in his Boston home. From

He was 87 and had spent the past 37 years lending his hefty intellectual bona fides to the search for a creature in the waters of Loch Ness.
"It looked like the back of an elephant," he told the Globe in 1997, recalling that moment in 1972 when he looked out the window of a friend's house in Scotland during a tea party and watched the curve of something he couldn't identify repeatedly disturb the water's surface. "I know there was a big unknown thing in that lake. That's why I haven't let go."

Cryptozoology Nessie

Posted on Mon Nov 02, 2009


He must have finally found her! The shock killed him!
Posted by Maegan  on  Tue Nov 03, 2009  at  08:27 AM
I say if Nessie turns out to be real, they name it Rinesaurus!
Posted by Crazy Ivan  on  Tue Nov 03, 2009  at  09:44 AM
I wonder if his final requests include being used as Nessie-bait?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Nov 04, 2009  at  12:45 PM
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