(PRWEB) April 28, 2005
After a thorough examination of photos and video footage taken by two American college students claiming they recovered the tooth of an immense creature lodged in the ribcage of a half eaten deer carcass found on Loch Ness, (http://www.LochNessTooth.com) forensics expert and Nessie investigator Bill McDonald has concluded that the film is undoctored. If the tooth is real, that confirms his own findings as to what the creature is.
"The discovery of the deer remains comes as no surprise to me," he said. "When I traveled to Loch Ness last December, I discovered a slide trail (tracks) that were entirely consistent with my theories on the identity of the monster. The bite pattern on the deer carcass reflects that of a particular species documented in both fresh and salt water systems around the globe.
"The discovery of the shed relic (tooth) however is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it is extremely important that we recover it as quickly as possible as the DNA would prove my theory. We could be on the cusp of a great discovery and the fact that local authorities in the Scottish Highlands are refusing to cooperate with this investigation is reprehensible," he added.
According to accounts from the two students and the Scottish local who took them on a boat tour, the tooth, along with a video tape and two rolls of film were confiscated by a water bailiff shortly after the students pried the tooth loose from the half eaten deer carcass. Because of a contractual agreement with author Steve Alten, who included his hypothesis in a book (ÂThe Loch)Â on the subject, McDonald could not elaborate on the monster's identity until after July 15th.
However he did want to comment on recent speculation that the tooth could simply be the broken tip of an antler. "I can categorically eliminate the notion that the purported tooth is a Cervid/Capreoline deer antler or any animal's claw," he said. "It is neither a young spike nor a bony deciduous antler and in no way resembles the texture of broken, cast, or otherwise shed antler tissue. I've hunted deer with my father throughout my childhood. I know them well. While I canÂt verify anything until I examine the tooth, I can say with assurance that we are not looking at a claw or antler.Â
McDonald and the two students have offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the recover of the tooth.
Mr. McDonald can be reached at Argonaut-Grey Wolf Productions in Mesa, AZ.
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