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Loch Ness Type Monster Sighted In Wisconsin

06-05-2012
 
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Banksy like Street Art Must Be Removed ,Says Council

The Department of Natural Resources in EAU CLAIRE Wisconsin are enraged at the appearance of a life scale 'street art' reproduction of the Loch Ness monster in the local  Chippewa River. The sculpture in three pieces consisting of a long neck middle section and tail, mysteriously appeared this week and was rapidly embraced by the local community who would like the public sculpture to remain.

The DNR wants the Loch Ness sculpture removed by the person who put it there because it’s an illegal obstruction to a navigable waterway. DNR spokesman Dan Baumann says the monster needs to be removed sooner rather than later because it’s a public safety concern.

An artist claiming to be the creator emailed the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram a local newspaper and said the sculpture would be removed in the next 10 days. A local shop The Menards home improvement , is interested in purchasing the guerrilla art. The Eau Claire retailer says its retention ponds would be a good home for the Loch Ness monster.

The Loch Ness Monster (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) is a cryptid that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal has varied since it was brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.

The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie Scottish Gaelic: Niseag] since the 1950s.

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