Friday 13 November 2009

New Nessie hunt .

Italian hunt for Nessie moves onshore!

By Jenna MacCulloch Published: 12 November, 2009

A GROUP of overseas Nessie-hunters plan to keep their heads above water in a bid to track down the famous Loch Ness monster. The mystery of Nessie has puzzled hordes of visitors from across the globe and now one strange party of nine Italians are determined to find her. Travelling all the way from Rimini, the group - led by Cristiano Patelli and including a scientist - has arrived in Inverness to begin the search, which is being filmed as part of a documentary series intent on solving the world's biggest mysteries. Cristiano explained: "The first chapter of our series is on the Loch Ness Monster. It's something lots of people are interested in and we think we have developed the techniques to solve the mystery. "We believe she does not just stay underwater and think that she can breathe on land, so we will be footprint tracking as well as water searching." The Italian Nessie-hunters are experiencing Inverness and all it has to offer for the first time and say they have relished their experience in the Highland capital.In order to raise some cash to help fund the filming, as well as for various children's charities, all nine were raising eyebrows in the city last week when they dressed in lycra to sing and dance on the streets.

"The people are so friendly and accommodating and the scenery is beautiful," said Cristiano. "But obviously our main focus is locating the monster. We are very much looking forward to our boat trip, where hopefully we'll get a glimpse of her." Other mysteries which the group claim they will solve include the Yeti and vampires. The documentary showcasing the Loch Ness Monster will premier in the party's home town of Rimini next year. Cristiano added: "When the documentary has it's premier, we charge nothing for the people to come along. Instead they make a donation, all of which goes to a children's charity, chosen for that year. "We have already made five documentaries over the years, and so we have managed to raise quite a bit and we think children's charity's are very worthy." Nessie was unavailable for comment as the Highland News went to press.


Sounds to me it is more about entertainment than serious study, but good luck to them, who knows what they may find!


Anonymous said...

Nessie in Italian attic mystery
Mystery drawing may have been done by master illusionist
By neil macphail

Published: 13/03/2010

ARTISTIC CONUNDRUM: The 1949 painting entitled Loch Ness Monster and Black Man without a Face
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Our Loch Ness Monster is famed the world over, and pops up in very strange circumstances from time to time.

Now she has surfaced at the centre of an art mystery in Italy.

This centres around a charcoal drawing dating from 1949, which is described as Loch Ness Monster and Black Man without a Face, and which could possibly have been drawn by famous Dutch artist, MC Escher.

This story of the mystery painting starts in 2005 in Volturara, a small village in the Italian province of Avellino, where traffic police officer Raffaele De Feo lives.

When clearing out his family’s attic, he found what he called “the strange picture”.

Initially he did not take any notice of it, but later, in removing the frame, he sees an inscription on the back of the picture, signed by MC Escher, which reads: “With all my heart to a friendly remembrance.”

Now some Italians are urging art experts to authenticate the work as being done by Maurits Cornelis Escher, nicknamed “Mauk", and contacted the Press and Journal to spread the world that Nessie “lives” in Italy.

Escher (1898-1972) was hailed by many as one of the world's most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet. And for several years he lived and travelled in Italy.

He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures, such as Ascending and Descending, Relativity, his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I or Reptiles.
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Anonymous said...

Found Unknown Picture of M.C ESCHER 1898-1972 NL dated Work 18.1.1949 representing Nessie the Monster of Loch Ness .-
Documentation of originality 'filed with the court of Rome .-
Volturara Irpina ( AV ) - ITALY
Unpublished Coal drawing NESSIE Loch Ness Monster
and the Black Man without a face date 1949.-
Famous Artist M.C. ESCHER 1898-1972 NL

Sede Legale Volturara Irpina ( AV ) via A. DI MEO n. 122 Regione
The A.N.N. after the discovery of the unpublished Picture, Which is
Volturara Irpina (AV ) article, after being transmitted by the BBC program
and the Italian mass media about the new appearance of the Monster of Loch Ness
( Scotland) Necessary needs to inform the whole world that the Holland Painter
and engraver M.C. Escher had already painted and announced the new
reappearance, recalled by the Black Man without a Face.

And with what has been written above, with peaceful intentions:

1 ) either Escher had seen personally the monster of Loch Ness while he was
wandering about;

2 ) or Escher believed that the monster of Loch Ness really existed and thats
why he did the drawing.

This work of art is dated 01.18.1949. The Handwriting consultation is made of
51 pages and has been sworn and registered at The Court of R O M E in the date
of august 4 .2006. This is a big discovery for the World of art. The Republic
power of Attorney, of Avellino is even occupying about This case, interested
has for the Policeman who is the owner of this Picture. Holland denies The
existence of this unpublished Picture without seeing it or examining it .

Honour and glory to Escher, the Loch Ness Monster,to everybody Irpine and the
national And international Mass media that will publish this HISTORICAL EVENT.

“This picture coal drawing has been verified that is by M.C.ESCHER”
President Michelangelo MARRA

Volturara Irpina 04-01-2013