Throwback Thursday book review: 'Nessie'

In Nick Redfern's "Nessie," the lore of the Loch Ness Monster is studied from a supernatural slant that adds more mystique to one of the biggest mysteries in cryptozoology.

 'Nessie,' which was released in 2016, is a must-have for Loch Ness Monster lovers. (Handout)

'Nessie,' which was released in 2016, is a must-have for Loch Ness Monster lovers. (Handout)

Redfern really digs deep into the paranormal past of Scotland/ U.K.'s history of folklore, mythology, reported sightings and hoaxes. You'll learn that the legend of the Loch also includes tales of giant eels, water horses, shape-shifting kelpie, Men In Black, UFOs, in-land monsters, witch craft, cults, the occult and anything you wouldn't normally think to associate with sightings of an unidentified water beast.

The theories and ideas presented here are indeed stranger than fiction, and offer interesting takes on why the Loch Ness Monster is so elusive and why traditional methods of study may need to be thrown into the Loch in exchange for a better understanding of the supernatural sense.  

While the approach here is fresh and certainly interesting, some of the book may make non-believers and believers shake their head, but maybe that suspension of rational may be needed to truly understand what exactly has been spotted in the Loch Ness for centuries.

-By MIKE DAMANTE