Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NICK REDFERN - Loch Ness - May 7 Guest

Uncanny Radio proudly presents a conversation with British (now Texas-based) author and former co-editor of Phenomena Magazine Nick Redfern . With summer coming it seemed a great time to talk about water monsters, and we begin by tossing around Nick's theories ... and experiences... at Loch Ness, Scotland.

Is the Loch Ness monster, or Nessie as it is best known, a flesh and blood animal or some sort of spirit water guardian? Is it possible to "conjure up" a water monster? Nick discusses his attempt to do so, along with sorting out many other theories about the creature's possible origins. It was impossible to cover the entire topic in 40 minutes, so we will be having Nick back again very soon for Water Monsters Part II.

Some of Nick's other books include Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, Body Snatchers in the Desert, and a new book coming out this summer titled "Something's in the Woods" based on his popular blog of the same name.


1 comment:

Scott from Scotland said...

Nick Redfern's always interesting- though to pick up on one point that was raised during this show- I'm from Scotland & have been to Loch Ness & Inverness a few times- the River Ness runs right through the middle of Inverness, so it's unlikely to be used as a way to and from the sea by any sizeable creature or else there'd be more sightings. Also, there doesn't seem to be a corresponding amount of sightings off the coast as you'd maybe expect.
You can do a tour on Loch Ness, guided by a local naturalist, who's of the opinion it's a sturgeon or other large fish- he maintains all sightings by locals are of a large hump.
An interesting point is that although Scotland & Ireland are both rich in lake monster lore, England is pretty sparse by comparison, even in the Lake District. Could there be a cultural element to it?