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“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.

Associated Content:

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  • IThinkso

    “Christian Spurling

    Confessed to: faking the famous Loch Ness Monster photo

    In 1934 a doctor named Robert Kenneth Wilson offered a picture to the Daily Mail newspaper. Wilson told the newspaper he noticed something moving in Loch Ness and stopped his car to take the photo. Wilson refused to have his name associated with it so the photo became known simply as “The Surgeon’s Photo.” For decades this photo was considered to be the best evidence of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. In 1994 at the age of 93 and near death Christian Spurling confessed that the surgeon’s photo taken 60 years ago was a hoax and the mastermind behind it was his Stepfather Marmaduke Wetherell.

    In the early 1930s, sightings of the Loch Ness Monster became commonplace, so Spurling’s stepfather who was a big game hunter was hired by the Daily Mail newspaper to investigate. Wetherell found some huge tracks leading to the lake that he proudly displayed to the press. When the Natural History Museum investigated they quickly discovered that the footprints were a hoax. Wetherell was humiliated when the newspaper reported this and for being fooled by the prank. For revenge he asked his stepson Chris Spurling who was a professional model-maker to make something that would fool the public. Spurling started with a toy submarine and then added a long neck and small head. The finished product was about 45 cm long, and about 30 cm high. Wetherell then went down to the lake and took some pictures of the “monster”. To add respectability to the hoax he convinced Dr. Wilson whom he knew through a mutual friend to develop the photo and sell it to the Daily Mail.

    Interesting Fact: This deathbed confession is often mistakenly attributed to Roger Patterson of big foot fame. (The Paterson Film) Paterson died of cancer in 1972 and in this case swore on his death bed that the footage was authentic and he had encountered and filmed a large bipedal animal unknown to science.”


  • Abby

    Yes, the picture is not proof of the Loch Ness Monster’s existence. If Nessie is real, though, I believe she is an evolved plesiosaur, or aquatic dinosaur. Plesiosaurs were supposed to be extinct 65 million years ago, but who knows? Maybe Nessie could be real. I mean, with the lake being approx. 1,000 feet deep, wouldn’t it be the ideal place for a lake monster to hang out? Interesting factoid: Did you know that the Loch Ness is actually deeper than the North Sea? I learned that in a National Geographic documentary.

    I learned all about Nessie in school. It was pretty awesome.