Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 22, 2005
After months of silence, an American University student agreed to be interviewed to discuss his trip to Loch Ness where he and two companions discovered a half-eaten deer carcass and a shed 4-inch barbed tooth, later confiscated by the Highland Authorities.
INTERVIEWER: Why should people believe this story?
DEL: Just look at the videotape and photos (posted at http://www.LochNessTooth.com). ItÂs all there. Besides, how could we even fake it? I mean, itÂs a dead deer and a tooth! Where do you get a half-eaten dead deer?
INTERVIEWER: Some bloggers feel the tooth was the tip of an antler.
DEL: Well, thatÂs their opinion, but I held the thing. And my roommate, heÂs from Minnesota. He and his dad go hunting all the time. He knows an antler when he sees it, and this was no antler.
INTERVIEWER: Some people are saying this is just a way to promote author Steve AltenÂs latest fictional thriller, ÂThe LOCH.Â
DEL: I never met him, never even read his book, though he offered to send me a bunch of copies. IÂm not out to promote anything, I just want the tooth back.
INTERVIEWER: To sell it?
DEL.: Yes, to the museum guys Mr. McDonald (Forensics Investigator Bill McDonald) has lined up. IÂm going to law school next year. This could pay for all three years. Of course I want it back.
INTERVIEWER: Are you planning to sue the Highland Government?
DEL: ItÂs possible, but itÂs costly. And I doubt that would work anyway.
INTERVIEWER: Why did you relinquish the tooth in the first place?
DEL: The guy had identification; weÂre tourists in a foreign country. If a cop pulls me ove, I give him my license. If a water bailiff demands what we found, I give it to him.
INTERVIEWER: Why wonÂt you identify yourself?
DEL: I have a life; I donÂt need to become the next Ârunaway bride.Â When the tooth is returned IÂll come forward. My e-mail address and cell-phone are on the website.
Spencer Krawitz is a freelance reporter for several University newspapers.