HANSON: The Riddle of Loch Ness

Jul 09, 2020 | HANSON

With a brand new Hanson.net up and running there are a lot of changes and if you haven’t seen them yet, we hope you will come visit soon. The new media player is full music to listen to, including Hanson.net EPs from 2003 to 2018 and many of the site's sections are changed and updated to to make your time browsing better than ever.  

This Tuesday we launched HNet Explorer, a community wide scavenger hunt. Every Tuesday in July we will share a new hint and members who solve the riddle get a special Pin to add to their profile. Just a few days in to our first week, we have loved watching how quickly members have come together to solve the riddle of Loch Ness. It gets us excited for next week and the rest of the month as we continue to play.  

Since May we have been hosting new Episodes of the HANSON Time Podcast every Thursday talking about albums and EPs and everything from Marie Kondo to lawnmowers. We are looking back at our fourth album The Walk this week, but we're also looking forward to a very special HTP Episode for next week. Want to know what makes it so special? You're going to have to come back and see.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


Forum Comments


Marina Benevides Savoia / Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, BR


<3 I'm all ears! 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   12:34:40 PM


Jen White / N. Canton, Ohio, US


💚💚💚💚💚💚 you guys! 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   12:37:53 PM


Joanne Villani / New York, NY , US


Looking back at songs like "Great Divide" right now is pretty timely! 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   12:54:47 PM

As much as I would rather be seeing you guys live in concert. I am super thankful you have kept us engaged with HTP and the scavenger hunt. Can’t wait to see what’s next! 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   01:35:46 PM


christine Easom / Newcastle , Staffordshire, GB


It was good to be reminded of the impetus and reality of the passion behind the Walk; how it was rooted in your experiences of the previous album, how so much of it was about the call to be true to who you are and how it was inspired by a call to realise HOPE.

I am grateful that you have encouraged, through your music, us to be open and observant. You have encouraged response that is authentic, to what moves us. That is to treasure. 

Hope, Passion, Believe.

Posted Jul 10, 2020   01:38:39 PM


Kelli Cloud / Tazewell , Tennessee, US

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I'm loving this new site, had alot of fun with the scavenger hunt and so ready for the next one, and now I'm curious as to what the new HTP will be about. So excited and ready to tune in!! Thanks guys for everything! 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   02:39:22 PM


Holly Steponaitis / Plainfield, IL, US

Took me MULTIPLE days at 2:40...but I finally got my pin!! Hooray for Friday!

Posted Jul 10, 2020   02:42:42 PM


Marcela Bianchini / Rio Claro, SP, BR

I'm loving the color pictures <3

Posted Jul 10, 2020   03:23:36 PM

I love this scavenger hunt idea, I definitely see how strong this community is with helping one another in finding the clues.

Posted Jul 10, 2020   03:25:09 PM

I love the scavenger hunt, I really enjoyed it playing all together. But guys make it a little bit harder, first try was too obvious! I think it could turn out to be the ultimate Hnet summer game with some more adjustments. I will definitely look forward to it. 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   03:41:59 PM


Ivy McCarty / Louisville, Kentucky, US

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  1. I really like that the weekly photos are now in color. 
  2. You could just say the next podcast is going to be about CBIB 🤷‍♀️ I am all for a good mystery and some teasing, but... 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   04:10:15 PM


Candice Bagan / Sherwood Park, Alberta, CA


OK I’ll try my best I’m not very good at solving things or doing riddles very good

Posted Jul 10, 2020   05:27:54 PM

Totally agree SkyBlue17! I think a lot of their songs written years ago have a newfound (or maybe re-found?) meaning these days!

Posted Jul 10, 2020   05:56:23 PM



Did I miss something what's the clue I want a loch Ness pin how do I find it?

Posted Jul 10, 2020   06:00:04 PM

The first hint/instructions are found in the blog section, from Tuesday. 

Posted Jul 10, 2020   06:41:59 PM


Lindsey Karvonen / Minneapolis, MN, US

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I'm excited the podcasts are continuing well into July!

Posted Jul 10, 2020   07:02:16 PM


Jessica Wimp / Jeffersonville, Indiana, US

I love being able to work with other fans & because of you guys I've met some of my best friends

Posted Jul 10, 2020   07:54:11 PM



Pretty pins = shiny objects.  I’ll admit, they provide a distraction (however temporary).  I don’t believe ‘we can conquer this great divide’ by glossing over it. That changes nothing. There are much better and more enduring ways.

I just want you to know, ”Great Divide” is one of my favorite Hanson songs.  💔

Posted Jul 11, 2020   07:53:51 AM

100% Eek. Everyone should absolutely play Earthbound and Undertale, with the latter game showing the player how we can bridge our differences. I can’t recommend them enough.

If you’re not able to play these for whatever reason, at least watch a YouTube Let’s Player. What brings this full circle is a scene from Earthbound in Winters where Jeff ditches school to go help Ness save the world. When he makes the great departure, he rides Tessie (*cough* Nessie) to get to the next location in Winters. This scene is a cinematic one, complete with a memorable soundtrack to accompany it. I love it so much. 

Posted Jul 11, 2020   08:11:59 AM


jessica preston / Jax, fl, US


I’m loving the new site and the game! 

Posted Jul 11, 2020   01:24:19 PM

So much fun!

Posted Jul 11, 2020   03:57:11 PM


Rachel Baker / Auckland, Auckland, NZ


Love everything and this website is amazing! Keep it coming guys! I'm here for it all! 

Posted Jul 12, 2020   05:26:06 AM


Andrea Hollobaugh / Fairfield, CA, US


Great album. Cant wait for the next one

Posted Jul 13, 2020   03:44:59 PM

I’m loving reliving some of your early albums and the memories that flood back while listening. Very exciting times for all of us. Love your new site and can’t wait to see you when you’re back in Brisbane, Australia again! Take care 

Posted Jul 13, 2020   05:30:42 PM


Amanda Almeida / Nova Iguaçu, RJ, BR

The walk is the best❤

Posted Jul 14, 2020   02:37:44 PM

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