bownessie

Give us a wave, Bownessie!

4 February, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s 2014, and after an absence from the media of quite some time the Bownessie lake monster has made headlines once more. Mr Matt Benefield got in touch with the West Morland Gazette to say he thought he might have captured the mysterious beast in a photograph he took when walking in Windermere on January 12th. A better view of the original [...]

The Monster Men

25 March, 2012 // 7 Comments

It isn’t very often that you are asked whether you would be at all interested in going monster hunting with an investigator you’ve admired for the majority of your life, which is why when the organisers of QEDcon asked me in 2011 if I’d be up for visiting Lake Windermere and Loch Ness with Joe Nickell I said ‘YES [...]

Lake Monster Mysteries

6 July, 2011 // 12 Comments

I’m really excited to be able to say that the latest episode of the Monster Talk Podcast features an interview with yours truly about the Bownessie lake monster and the Tom Pickles photograph that first really hooked my attention on the case. Hello to those who may have been brought to my blog because of the interview – I want to [...]

Revisiting Bownessie

18 June, 2011 // 18 Comments

In my initial article considering the case of the “Bownessie” lake monster in detail, I concluded that I felt that the most likely cause for the various sightings of the monster was simple misidentification of fish, objects and other animals in the lake. After I published my article online I received feedback from one of the eyewitnesses, [...]

The Windermere Lake Monster

31 March, 2011 // 22 Comments

Introduction My interest in the Bownessie Lake Monster case began when the news broke that kayaker, Tom Pickles, has allegedly taken a photograph of the monster. It was the latest in a whole series of sightings and investigations into the monster. I wrote an article for the British Anomalistic Research Society website exploring the story behind [...]