“Out of the corner of my right eye, I caught site of a black area of water about 15 feet long, which developed into a kind of bow wave,”
50 year old amatuer photog David Elder got the thrill of a lifetime recently while taking shots of a swan from a pier at Fort Augustus.
Sightings on the Loch have diminished over recent years, however, there are just enough to keep interest alive. Thanks, to David, the quota of mystery on Loch Ness has been fulfilled for another year.
First reported by the Mirror UK News, here’s David’s adventure:
A freak wave breaks the still waters of Loch Ness – but could it have been the monster?
Amateur photographer David Elder claims a “solid black object” gliding beneath the lake’s surface caused the sudden ripple.
David, 50, was focusing in a swan at Fort Augustus on the south-west end when he spotted the “creature”.
David, of East Kilbride, said: “Out of the corner of my right eye I caught site of a black area of water about 15ft long which developed into a kind of bow wave.
“I’m convinced this was caused by a solid black object under the water. The water was very still at the time and there were no ripples coming off the wave and no other activity on the water.
“Water was definitely going over something sold and making the wave. It looks like the sort of wave perhaps created by a windsurfing board but there was nobody on the Loch at the time, no boats, nothing.
“It is something I just can’t explain.”
The Loch Ness Monster has been a subject of mass debate since it first came to the world’s attention 80 years ago.
His shot may not have the iconic status of Colonel Robert Kenneth Wilson’s 1934 shot of Nessie, which was later explained as a hoax.
But it is sure to cause a tide of speculation among monster hunters.
Scientists have widely written off the idea as a modern-day myth yet it has remained a contested phenomenon.
To read the rest, head on over to the Mirror….
Frankly, I find no viable evidence that convinces me of even a remote chance that this creature exists. I’ve made my case before and this sighting does nothing to change my opinion.
Of course, everyone has a voice, so lets hear yours. What do you think?
Thanks to the Mirror for providing the video and quoted content.