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Loch Ness monster: NASA urged to help as new search begins | UK News

Loch Ness monster: NASA urged to help as new search begins | UK News

NASA has been asked to help in a new search for the Loch Ness monster. The Loch Ness Centre has urged the space agency to lend its expertise in a fresh hunt for the legendary creature. Last year, one of the biggest searches of Loch Ness in the Highlands concluded with a hydrophone capturing loud underwater noises and several potential sightings. The latest search will take place on the 90th anniversary of Sir Edward Mountain’s expedition from 30 May to 2 June. Since that first expedition in 1934, the Watchers of the Monster, there have been over 1,156 sightings recorded on the official Loch Ness monster register. Image: Loch Ness. Pic: PA Aimee Todd from the Loch Ness Centre said: “We are hoping that Nessie hunters around the world will help us reach the people at NASA. “We are hoping to reach them through the power of social media. We are just hoping for their expert guidance to help with our ongoing quest to get answers. “We have gone to UK universities. We are hoping …

Have you seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not 

Have you seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not 

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Hillwalker airlifted to hospital after falling more than 98ft at Loch Muick during New Year’s Day trek | UK News

Hillwalker airlifted to hospital after falling more than 98ft at Loch Muick during New Year’s Day trek | UK News

A woman was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 98ft during a hillwalk on New Year’s Day. The hiker seriously injured her leg after losing her footing and slipping on an icy patch on a hill above Loch Muick in Aberdeenshire. Loch Muick is part of the Balmoral Estate, which is also home to the Royal Family’s Balmoral Castle. The young woman was one of two couples from Glasgow that had stayed overnight in a bothy near the Spittal of Glen Muick. A multi-agency rescue operation was launched following her tumble shortly after 1pm on Monday. The callout was the first of the year for Braemar Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), which saw two volunteers scramble to the scene via a vehicle and three other colleagues airlifted to the site via HM Coastguard’s Inverness-based helicopter. Image: Rescue team volunteers escorted the rest of the group to safety. Pic: Braemar Mountain Rescue Team Malcolm MacIntyre, Braemar MRT’s support manager, told Sky News that the woman fell somewhere between 98ft and 131ft. He said: “They were on …