Lecturer’s research receives national news coverage

A historic plot to hunt down the Loch Ness monster with the aid of bounty hunters –  uncovered by SHU journalism lecturer David Clarke – has received national news coverage. 

Dr Clarke discovered documents which revealed how the National History Museum in London appealed to so-called bounty hunters to help secure the carcass of the Loch Ness monster. The findings were revealed in his new book Britain’s X-traordinary Files, which examines various myths and stories in the country’s folklore.

The news coverage included stories in the Daily Mail, The Scotsman and the Sunday Express.

Sunday Express
http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/527509/Unpublished-files-reveal-British-war-Loch-Ness-carcass

Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2808926/Revealed-English-plot-kidnap-Nessie-Papers-1933-Scots-feared-monster-taken-London-carcass-display.html

Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/407050/Natural-History-Museum-s-plot-kidnap-Loch-Ness-Monster

The Scotsman
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/london-museum-planned-to-shoot-and-steal-nessie-1-3584637

Aberdeen Press & Journal
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/382704/secret-files-released-reveal-scottish-fears-english-plot-kidnap-nessie/

Yorkshire Post
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/yorkshire-living/health-family/plot-to-kidnap-loch-ness-monster-revealed-by-sheffield-academic-1-6917638

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