Monster Attacks 'Reported' on Loch Ness

Jun 21, 2005, 01:00 ET from Promote-A-Book

    PHOENIX, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Last winter, at least a dozen locals
 living in hamlets around Loch Ness reported land sightings at night, and three
 families reported missing pets, according to Forensics Investigator William
 McDonald.
     "I pride myself on being a bit of an old-fashioned gumshoe detective,"
 said McDonald, whose new revelations and research are woven into the fictional
 storyline of NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten's latest thriller, The
 LOCH. "I've spent twelve years getting to know the locals who work at key
 infrastructures along the Loch, such as the waterworks and hydro-electrical
 plants, places where creature sightings are more apt to occur. Alten knows
 that; it's why he hired me to help him with his research."
     Last winter, McDonald's relations with the locals paid off when they sent
 him urgent messages to return to Loch Ness because of rare land sightings.
 "Land sightings happen in the winter, when the nights are sixteen hours long
 and before the salmon migrations occur. The creature gets hungry and is more
 apt to come on shore. I spoke with several families who live close to the
 water that reported missing pets, and a crofter (farmer) whose sheep went into
 a frenzy late one night. When he came out with his gun, he heard a tremendous
 splash."
     McDonald's December visit led him to two eyewitnesses and the first-ever
 documented photos of giant slide tracks. "This was a big animal, at least
 50-60 feet long and weighing seven to eight tons. We lucked out because it
 came ashore after a rainfall. That night it grew very cold and the tracks
 froze over. The sighting occurred just south of Invermoriston, along the A-82
 highway. The two guys who saw this thing were freaked out.
     "Most locals know exactly what the creature is, but rarely let on because
 it would be bad for tourism. How many people would actually come to Loch Ness
 if they knew the creature was a deepwater species that preferred the depths
 and ventured topside only in the dead of winter. But my job isn't to protect
 the economy, it's to get at the truth."
     McDonald can be reached at 480-330-7553 or at bill_kia@hotmail.com
 
 
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      Promote-A-Book
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    PHOENIX, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Last winter, at least a dozen locals
 living in hamlets around Loch Ness reported land sightings at night, and three
 families reported missing pets, according to Forensics Investigator William
 McDonald.
     "I pride myself on being a bit of an old-fashioned gumshoe detective,"
 said McDonald, whose new revelations and research are woven into the fictional
 storyline of NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten's latest thriller, The
 LOCH. "I've spent twelve years getting to know the locals who work at key
 infrastructures along the Loch, such as the waterworks and hydro-electrical
 plants, places where creature sightings are more apt to occur. Alten knows
 that; it's why he hired me to help him with his research."
     Last winter, McDonald's relations with the locals paid off when they sent
 him urgent messages to return to Loch Ness because of rare land sightings.
 "Land sightings happen in the winter, when the nights are sixteen hours long
 and before the salmon migrations occur. The creature gets hungry and is more
 apt to come on shore. I spoke with several families who live close to the
 water that reported missing pets, and a crofter (farmer) whose sheep went into
 a frenzy late one night. When he came out with his gun, he heard a tremendous
 splash."
     McDonald's December visit led him to two eyewitnesses and the first-ever
 documented photos of giant slide tracks. "This was a big animal, at least
 50-60 feet long and weighing seven to eight tons. We lucked out because it
 came ashore after a rainfall. That night it grew very cold and the tracks
 froze over. The sighting occurred just south of Invermoriston, along the A-82
 highway. The two guys who saw this thing were freaked out.
     "Most locals know exactly what the creature is, but rarely let on because
 it would be bad for tourism. How many people would actually come to Loch Ness
 if they knew the creature was a deepwater species that preferred the depths
 and ventured topside only in the dead of winter. But my job isn't to protect
 the economy, it's to get at the truth."
     McDonald can be reached at 480-330-7553 or at bill_kia@hotmail.com
 
 
      Media Contact:
      Michael Drew
      Promote-A-Book
      850-747-8188
      promoteabook@comcast.net
 
     This press release distributed by PRWEB (http://www.prwebdirect.com/), a
 service of eMediaWire.
 
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