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.
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?