Loch Ness Nessie Sighting – May 2017    

So we have yet another Nessie sighting on Loch Ness from this month. The picture is clearer than most but can we still identify this mythical creature with any certainty? CryptoVille investigates!

Here’s the photo in question taken by Rob Jones of North Wales, England. He took the photo May 7 of this year. For a cryptid photo, it’s pretty clear, but I see a few things that make me suspicious from the outset. (Click on the photo to see an enlarged version.)

It’s near that boat and there is a man standing at the tippy top bow of the boat. Did he not have a cell phone on him to snap a picture of the “creature?” Maybe he didn’t bother because, being that close, he could tell it was a submerged tree and wanted to be sure his boat was clearing the hazard.

On the other hand, it looks like his arms are grasped in front of his body (because we can’t see them). Could he possibly be holding the controls to a remotely operated vehicle (ROV)? You know, like the “creature” in the water?

Jones reported that a group of tourists joined him, witnessing the sighting. They also took photos but so far haven’t shared them. I have to wonder, does ANYONE have a zoom on their camera lens anymore? That certainly would have been helpful.

Good for Tourism

Apparently there had been an eight-month gap since the last sighting of Nessie and the locals were growing concerned.

According to Gary Campbell, described as the official recorder of Nessie sightings, “I was quite worried that there had been an eight-month gap since the last sighting and so was the whole world it seemed. I fielded calls from around the world – from Moscow, Adelaide, and California, everywhere, asking what had happened to Nessie? I am relieved and delighted with this sighting – and so will be the planet.” (Photo above right of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. Photographer unknown.)

Typically Nessie sightings are more prolific in the summer months when there are more tourists around and the daylight hours are longer so it’s easier to see out on the loch.

The Solution

I don’t believe this is Nessie, much less a plesiosaur with a long neck. Let’s remember that plesiosaurs were air breathers. If they truly lived in the Loch, they’d be spotted regularly in the same way as we see dolphins and whales coming up for air regularly elsewhere.

For my money, I believe Jeremy Wade (photo left courtesy of Animal Planet) solved the mystery in the River Monsters episode covering the Loch Ness mystery creature. The investigation was brilliant and insightful and tied all the threads together into a sound conclusion. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t want to give the answer away, but I highly recommend you watch it. Preferably the two-hour episode.

So what do you think about all this?








One comment

  1. I agree with you. The man on the boat didn’t even run to try to get his camera? Just stood straight watching? No other supposed witnesses came forward with pics? Hmmm. There are no swirls of water around “the thing” which leads me to believe it was stationary. Even if “the monster” was stationary, it would be moving it’s large fins under water to stay stationary and thus would have rippled the water. And I have to add, there is no telling, none at all, that that lake is even the Loch. lol It could be anywhere. I agree with you. It looks like the top of a dead tree and I also think Jeremy Wade solved the long time myth and mystery of what the Loch Ness monster really is.

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