I should have said this was an April fool lol. Don't feel bad about it some rather prominent people were taken in.
Monster spoof nets Nessie prof
By Laurence Ford Published: 08 April, 2010
A LEADING world authority on the Loch Ness monster has slammed plans for a floating sea plane terminal on the world's most famous stretch of water.But what emeritus professor of chemistry and science studies at Virginia State University in the USA, Professor Henry H Bauer did not realise the proposal, reported in the Highland News last week, was an April Fool's Day spoof. The good professor was not alone in being taken-in hook, line and sinker, as the BBC and an Inverness-based newspaper also fell for our fictitious tale and phoned our partner in the prank, Loch Ness Marketing director Willie Cameron, seeking more details. Last Thursday, to mark April Fool's Day, we told how plans for a giant floating terminal that would attract well-heeled tourists from around the world by seaplane were being submitted to Highland Council. And we revealed a top Italian designer, Rolf Lapio, had been recruited by a consortium, headed by Willie, to create an iconic floating seaplane terminal. Another tongue-in-cheek clue was the pressure group Flights Off Our Loch, which hit out at the proposal. We also listed a website link which revealed an "April Fool!" message. But several of our colleagues in the media were taken in and tried to follow up the story on Thursday morning. And after the article was posted on the HN website for the day, a number of people responded, including Professor Bauer, who wrote: "UNBELIEVABLE! Nessie is the attraction, and there's already too much boat, jet-ski, etc, traffic on Loch Ness. What's wrong with the Beauly Firth or the