Skip to comments.Has the Loch Ness Monster Finally Been Caught on Camera?
Posted on 08/04/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A monster hunter who has spent 26 years searching for the Loch Ness Monster claims to have taken the "best picture ever" of the beast, after dedicating 60 hours a week to his quest.
Nessie hunter George Edwards waited 26 years for this moment - and he now believes he has the best picture ever taken of the Loch Ness monster.
He spends his life on the loch - around 60 hours a week - taking tourists out on his boat Nessie Hunter IV, and has led numerous Nessie hunts over the years.
But this image is the one that's convinced him that there really is a monster or monsters - out there. It shows a mysterious dark hump moving in the water towards Urquhart Castle.
"I was just about to return to Temple Pier (in Drumnadrochit) and I went to the back of the boat which was facing the pier and that's when I saw it," said 60-year-old Mr Edwards, a lifelong believer in the monster. "It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was a dark grey colour. It was quite a fair way from the boat, probably about half a mile away but it's difficult to tell in water."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Looks like the carp I see around here gazing in the weeds.
Finally! Now I can sleep in peace.
Needs something to indicate scale.
Nessie?! It is obviously Sasquatch taking a swim.. anyone can see that!
It looks very small to me.
I think Big Foot went for a swim...
If that’s a half mile away, I want to know how high off the water that boat is to get that angle.
I’m guessing its no more than 50 feet away and its a fish. After all, this guy apparently makes his living convincing people that there’s a monster in the lake.
Notice the tower ruins in the upper right. That structure seems to appear in a lot of Nessie photos, but if somebody knew the dimensions of it, then you could get an idea.
Also looks like a different perspective than that which would have been taken from a boat.
Have you seen the laser fish arrowheads? Sportsmans Guide has them for $40 or so.
Looks to me like somebody didn’t “dump at the pump”.
Not without knowing what type of lens he had on his camera...
I believe that is Urquhart Castle. Per Wikipedia, it’s associated with many Nessie sightings.
I do believe that the structure is Urquhart Castle. Been several years since I was there last, but it does look like it.
But its definite proof nonetheless!
Most Scottish castle ruins are probably no taller than a three story building. At most this boat would have been 3/4 of a mile from that castle.
probably a sturgeon.
Looks like a seal.
too much scotch, that’s a turd
Oops... looks like the remains have surfaced.
He got “a” picure? This guy has been hunting this thing for a quarter century and all he got is one single solitary picture? He never bought a high res state of the art video camera or a digital SLR with the ability to snap off 10 pics a second?
What was he using, his iphone?
Carp was my first thought, too..
Post of the day winner!
It’s not Nessie: it’s Nestle — Nestle’s dog Farfel.
And if you look closely, you’ll see he’s carrying Obama’s Sealed Records in his mouth. . . . (grin)
UFO...Unidentified Floating Object
Perspective when compared to the ripples on the water means it’s a small object. The fact that there are no significant wakes behind it makes me think it’s stationary. That it was a lone photo from a guy who makes his living on the so-called monster increases my skepticism.
Bottom line: nothing looks legit about it. I think he faked it with an object he put in the water and then photographed. Probably about 6 to 8 feet in total length.
Swamp gas reflecting off the shadow of Venus!!!
I wonder if that guy knows how famous he is:)
Years ago, on Lake Champlain, on a very windy day with a choppy fetch coming from the south, we could see that “something” swimming into the fetch — and leaving its own wake. It was very obvious to all the campers on that part of the lake. You couldn’t see an actual fish, but even in that choppy water there was something making that wake. When a boat went out to see what it was, whatever it was must have dove down, and altho it was only about 30 feet there, whatever it was couldn’t be seen. And — the wake stopped. Sturgeon?
No, this is actually a photo of the next iPhone.
I’ve always thought that the odds would favor at least a few decent photos, but it seems like anyone who discovers a monster owns a $3.00 camera he bought at Goodwill.
just another coyote with mange.
Don’t know. Here’s the video to that pic. If you’ve never seen it..
It’s certainly strange.
It’s no Android, that’s for sure.
BTW I've been in tons of lakes ( Champlain, NY Pontchartrain, LA, and Isabella Ca, just to name a few. I've also been in the Atlantic, Pacific, Red and Philippine Seas, not to mention the Med and would say that no self respecting monster would live in Chaplain as it's too embarrassing.
Amazes me that that they got a picture of sunshine over the lake, something I never saw there. It's worse than Seattle. We only had two seasons, Winter and September.
“It’s a whole flock of hugh manatees!”
If you look,carefully,in a mirror, you can see Obama’s BC.
But you have to read Kenyan.
And you have to start it at the beginning of some movie.
My family has lived on Lake Champlain since 1807. So we have records of family members seeing Champ. I, my sister and my mother saw it in 1950 just south of the Fort Ti Ferry at then Scuderi`s Point.
My sister and I were clamming and there were drop-offs there. So we could walk out 25- 50 feet and it would be shallow, but then dropped off suddenly to 10-20 feet. We were following the clam trails on the clear bottom in a foot of water or so and then we would reach down at the end of the clam trail and grab the clam.
I happened to look up and saw a black head with 2 humps out of the water, coming around the point. It stopped there and look at me may be not even 50 feet away. It had a black head, but oblong sideways, like a flattened ellipsoid, with 2 little black eyes but no ears. Its head was out of the water about 4 feet or so.
I estimated it musta been 30-50 feet long coz it had come out from behind the point and I knew how long the point was. I then yelled to my mother who was on the shore, “Ma! Look at that big snake!”
She ran quickly out into the water and grabbed me and put us both in the car and sped off.
When I asked her about that sighting years later, she said, “Oh that thing.!” In 1990`s my nephew saw it break thru the ice in wintertime as his house was on the lake but up 50 feet high on the bluff south of Fort Ti. Lotsa locals have seen it just under the water around the fort as do the big northern pikes lay there with their mouths open waiting for trout and salmon to come down the La Chute River and other small brooks emptying near the fort but they don`t tell visitors nothin`. I even heard about stories for 50 years from Bulwagga Bay. A 1928 newspaper article says that Champy`s underwater cave is on the Vermont side of the Lake opposite Bulwagga Bay.
I have tried but I cannot relate this to moochelle’s bootie at all.
Is it on the dole yet?
That made me laugh out loud! Thx.
Good to see our old friend Lootie has not been forgotten.
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