by Mikko on Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:32 BST
Cryptozoologist Professor Kettle has been carrying out an exhaustive search for Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, for the last two decades. He spoke from his Loch Ness project headquarters and said he was “unmoved” by the release of a letter from a former Chief Constable of Police of Inverness-shire Constabulary. In the letter dated 15th August, 1938 William Fraser makes clear his belief in a “strange fish” in the loch that needs protecting.
“One has to wonder why there was a need for police involvement when it is quite obvious that the plesiosaur population in Loch Ness has survived for millions of years before mankind even existed”.
He added, “I can see there was concern that two people from London – a Mr Kent and a Miss Stirling – wanted to catch the monster ‘dead or alive’ with a harpoon gun but today we are carrying out a passive and careful search with no intention of harming Nessie. The last time I can remember an apparently odd ball search for Nessie was when Swedish monster hunter Jan Sundberg mounted an expedition to find the cryptid in 2000 and was warned by police here not to harm the monster.
The Chief Constable’s letter can be seen in The National Archives of Scotland.