Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home »

New Loch Ness Photo: Is this Proof that the Mysterious Monster Nessie Exists?

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Aug 03, 2012 11:03 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Loch Ness
The Loch Ness monster celebrates its 80th anniversary(Photo : Wikimedia)

A new Loch Ness monster photo, taken by a man who spent 26 years searching for the creature, may be proof that the monster may exist.

George Edwards, 60, has spent much of his life trying to find Nessie, the Scottish lake monster that has been the topic of old wives tales for many years.  Edwards spent over two decades searching for the Loch Ness monster. He was so determined to find it that he spent up to 60 hours a week on the water.

Now Edwards believes he has finally found the creature and he has a photograph to prove it. The image shows a dark single hump popping out of the lake's waters. Edwards took the photo from his boat, appropriately named 'Nessie Hunter,' before the supposed creature disappeared again.

Share This Story

"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 Edwards, according to the Daily Mail.

"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," he added.

To see the photo that Edwards took, click here.

Edwards claims he watched the hump for about five to ten minutes before it sank under the water and disappeared.

"I'm convinced I was seeing Nessie as I believe in these creatures. Far too many people have being seeing them for far too long," he told the Daily Mail.

Edwards snapped the photo on Nov. 2, 2011, but he waited to release it because he wanted confirmation from experts.

Edwards thinks the photo is the best one yet and he says even experts agree. Edwards claims that the image was verified by US military monster experts. However Edwards' claims come off as a bit strange as there is no US military monster expert team. He claims that the military experts confirmed that he "photographed an animate object in the water," meaning it could have been any creature.

Some say that sturgeons may be an explanation for the mysterious Loch Ness monster sightings but Edwards claims that a Loch Ness monster expert said the photo was definitely not a sturgeon.

Edwards, who has spent so much of his time looking for the monster in convinced that the photograph shows the creature. He even takes tourists out on his boat, the Nessie Hunter IV and he has led several Loch Ness monster hunts. He cites that since so many people have reported sightings of the creature since 565 AD, the monster must really exist.

'All these people can't be telling lies. And the fact the reports stretch over so many years mean there can't just be one of them. I'm convinced there are several monsters.'

The photo does not show anything convincing. The object in the photo could have easily been mistaken for something else and it raises a lot of questions. For instance, if he followed the creature for five to ten minutes, shouldn't there be more than one photo? Also it is difficult to determine the size of the object in the photo as it could be anywhere from five to 50 feet long, depending on how far away the photo was taken. There are no surrounding objects to compare it to.

The Loch Ness monster has been intrigued people since it was brought to the world's attention in 1933. Several other photos throughout history have turned out to be a hoax or they were simply confused with something that was later explained.

 

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

20 sleeping dam workers were killed Balochistan, Pakistan

Dam Workers Killed: 20 Sleeping Workers Gunned By 40 Men In Pakistan

Dam Workers Killed – Early Saturday, gunmen in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province shot and killed at least 20 sleeping workers, while wounding three at a dam construction site. The attack which had the dam workers killed is now considered the deadliest attack in recent times which targeted civilians in a region with low-level insurgency.

Disturbing video shows horse thief being beaten by police in California

Horse Thief Beaten By Police: Shocking Footage Shows 11 Officers Brutally Beating Thief, Gets Internal Investigation

Horse Thief Beaten By Police – A video showing more than ten deputies beating and kicking a suspected horse thief is making headlines. The footage of the showing the horse thief beaten by police has been recorded by an NBC Los Angeles helicopter Thursday, and it lasts for about two minutes.

Six Thais, one Italian injured in car bomb blast on Thailand's Samui island

Thailand Car Bomb Explosion: Injures 7 In Popular Resort Island, Act Of Islamic Insurgency?

Thailand Car Bomb Explosion – On Friday, a bomb exploded at the Central Festival shopping mall in Samui Island in Surat Thani province, one of the country’s popular resort islands. The Thailand car bomb explosion, which went off in the basement of the mall after a fashion show at 11:30 p.m., injured seven people, according to authorities.

7 died in a plane crash near Bloomington, IL while returning home from NCAA championship game

Bloomington, Il Plane Crash: 7 Dead While Returning From NCAA Tournament, NTSB Investigating

Bloomington, Il Plane Crash – Seven people died after a small plane crash in McLean County, Illinois, near the Bloomington airport Tuesday while on its way home from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis. Authorities said that two members of Illinois State University's athletic department were amongst those killed in the Bloomington, Il plane crash.

Dozens arrested as violence erupts at Kentucky's basketball celebration

Lexington Fans Arrested: Wildcat Fans Rampage Over Loss, 31 Arrests Made

Lexington Fans Arrested – Following the loss of Wildcats to the Badgers, a number of Wildcat fans were left bewildered over the loss. However, some fans were quite enraged that they took their rage literally with a number of fires spread in the University of Kentucky’s Lexington Campus.

Caribbean Beach

Delaware Family Pesticide: Family In Critical Condition Following Alleged Pesticide Poisoning At Caribbean Resort

Delaware Family Pesticide – What should have been a safe and enjoyable Caribbean getaway turned out to be a deadly one. A family from Delaware is in serious condition following an alleged pesticide poisoning at the Sirenusa Resort on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

75,000 Solar Workers To Be Trained By 2020, Says Obama

75,000 Solar Workers: To Be Trained By 2020, Says Obama

75,000 solar workers will now be trained due to a new initiative to expand the nation’s solar industry workforce. The launch of the 75,000 solar workers initiative was made by President Obama during a visit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base on Friday, according to the Washington Post.

Hundreds of fishermen rescued following Indonesian slavery probe

Hundreds Of Fishermen: Rescued From Slavery In Indonesia, Tasered, Beaten, Whipped With Stingray Tails, Forced To Catch Fish For Western Restaurants?

Hundreds of fishermen rescued Friday from an isolated Indonesian island occurred after an investigation by the Associated Press investigation revealed the workers were enslaved to catch seafood possibly ending up in Western restaurants.

U.S. Navy alarmed at Beijing’s ‘Great Wall of sand’ in South China Sea

China’s Great Wall Of Sand In South China Sea, Why Is U.S. Navy Alarmed?

Great Wall Of Sand – China has been building a “Great Wall of sand” with the use of an unparalleled program of land reclamation in the South China Sea. Because of this great wall of sand, many are having "serious questions" about the country’s intentions for it, according to the BBC.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics