Why don't you go to Loch Ness and do some real science?
If I lived as close to Loch Ness as you apparently do, I would spend time at Loch Ness until I saw, whatever it is, that people see. That is what scientists do. They don't sit back and repeat the nonsense that today's pseudo science teachers are saying. There have been about 11,000 sightings at Loch Ness, including one man who has seen the creatures 18 times. Are all these people crazy or mistaken or lying? Give me a break.

Have you ever heard of Dr. Ballard, the man who found the Titanic? He spent over a year at Loch Ness trying to unravel the mystery. He got some interesting recordings and a couple of very interesting photographs. I heard him speak, just after he returned from Loch Ness. That's what a real scientist does. He gets out in the field and does real research.

I live about 4 1/2 hours southeast of Lake Champlain, on the New York - Vermont border in the US. Challenged by the 1000 or so reports of a large creature in this lake, I spent a week-end there in May of 1996. And, you know what? I did see one. I can't say whether it is a plesiosaur, or a pliosaur, or what it is,- but the one I saw was at least 7 metres long and perhaps as along as 15 metres. It was very dark in color, nearly black. There are no known creatures in Lake Champlain that even remotely resemble this description.

I went back in late June of the same year with videocamera in hand, hoping to get the creature/s on tape, and spent a week there, but saw nothing. I now know why. The creatures are almost always seen just after dawn or just before dark during the period around a new moon, when the insects and fish are the most active. The week that I was there, was during the full moon,- the worst possible time.

The creature I saw in May of 1996, was chasing a large fish that was about a metre long. I watched it for perhaps five minutes as it came closer and closer to my position on shore. I first observed it breaking the surface, and then I could see its shadow coming toward me underwater. I was about ready to flee, when it turned and went back out into deeper water.

You have allowed yourself to be brainwashed into believing in the millions of years nonsense. Real scientists keep their minds open and are willing to think

" outside the box ". You weren't there millions of years ago, so why are you allowing yourself to believe this nonsense?

The coelecanth supposedly died out hundreds of millions of years ago. I guess somebody forgot to tell the ones which are living happily off the coast of Madagascar. Now that there have been about 200 found, there aren't many scientists who still believe that this is a missing link. And, that's just one example.

There is a colony of large creatures in Loch Ness, Lake Champlain, and in numerous other deep water lakes around the world. Some day a real scientist will discover exactly what they are, and provide the answers to your questions. Were I a little younger and had sufficient time and money, I would attempt to be that person. If you were a real scientist, you would make the attempt, yourself.
A) I have no interest in whatever may or may not be present in Loch Ness. Why should I waste my time and money on something that doesn't interest me?

B) None of the accounts coming from Loch Ness or anywhere else are of anything that resembles a plesiosaur - other than a few very obvious fakes.

C) If anyone can offer me any hard evidence - i.e. a single bone - from any lake from which such sightings have been reported, I'd be very happy to have a look at it to see if it is from a plesiosaur.

D) There is a difference between being open-minded and being gullible. I can be open-minded and sceptical at the same time. It's the function of a scientist to be sceptical. Advances in scientific research come about by scientists being very sceptical about the findings of other scientists. That's why I can write this response to your email on a machine whose functioning parts are the outcome of many years of scientific research. It's lots of people asking why? how? and show me.

E) I don't understand this talk about brainwashing. Who brainwashed me? How? Why?

F) What the hell has the coelacanth to do with this?