Did Tourist Videotape the Loch Ness Monster? Jun 10, 2016 4:59:52 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Jun 10, 2016 4:59:52 GMT -5
Did Tourist Videotape the Loch Ness Monster?
The mystery surrounding this monster of the deep has baffled generations. Now, in a new twist, a holidaymaker has shared a short video of a possible sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.
Tourist Tony Bligh filmed a video which reportedly shows mysterious humps emerging from the Scottish waters and posted it on YouTube. The curious footage has already racked up more than 22,000 views. The video was filmed from the Wellington lay-by on the A82 overlooking the famous Highlands loch June 1.
“While visiting Loch Ness, I noticed this weird formation on the loch near to Inverness end of the loch,” Bligh said. “Could it be the elusive Nessie? It was quite long. The humps were consistently the same length apart. I don't know what it was. It was very unusual.”
In the YouTube video, there appear to be four to five humps, about 6 feet apart, which move in unison, but Bligh did concede there was a boat around 1,200 feet away. “I am tending towards the wake of a boat – I am an engineer and I am on the side of logic,” Bligh added.
Locals, including respected long-time Nessie investigator Adrian Shine, have dismissed claims the video shows the elusive Nessie. Shine, of the Loch Ness Project, said it an optical illusion created by the wake of a boat. “It is a particularly good example of the effect that a reasonably high boat wake can make,” he explained. “It shows how powerful this illusion could be. It produces a line of very solid looking humps.”
Legend of the Loch Ness Monster. The legend has been around since the 6th century, when Saint Columba, an Irish monk, witnessed locals burying a man who had been attacked by a “water beast.”
One of the first famous sightings occurred in 1933, when George Spicer and his wife claimed to have seen “a most extraordinary form of animal,” which was 4-foot high and 25-feet-long crossing the road near the loch. The following year, Dr Robert Kenneth Wilson took a picture, which is now the most famous picture of the creature, although it was later revealed to be a hoax created using a toy from Woolworth's. And in 1935, renowned big game hunter, Marmaduke Wetherell, found a footprint he said was the monster's. It was later revealed to have been made by Wetherell himself using a dried hippo's foot of the type used as umbrella stands at the time.
Despite many reported sightings over the years, most have turned out to be hoaxes and scientists do not lend credence to the suggestion that a monster lives in the loch.
Watch the video and decide for yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui4OF_vBY-Q
Source: Georgia Diebelius, The Daily Mail, June 9, 2016.