A new picture by Ian Bremner from Nigg, Invergordon, that appears to show three seals swimming in a row has the everyone taking about the worlds most famous aquatic cryptid, the Loch Ness Monster.
Seals are not known to live in Loch Ness, but similar photos do exist, including a picture taken in 1999 near Urquhart Bay.
Interesting, Urquhart Bay is right across the Loch from where Bremner’s photo is reported to have been taken between the towns of Inverfarigaig and Dores.
Could seals get into the Loch Ness? Absolutely. Seals have been known to cross up to 30 miles to get from one body of water to another, while the Lock connects to the North Sea by the Firth of Inverness and then the Moray Firth. The Moray Firth is home to multiple species of seal, so it doesn’t seem a stretch, especially in summer months.
After 26 years of looking, George Edwards finally got the Loch Ness Monster pictures he has been hoping for.
In November of 2011, Edwards was took several photos of a mysterious dark hump in the waters of Loch Ness from his boat, Nessie Hunter IV.
“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. 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.”
It is not entirely clear why Edwards waiting 10 months to release the photo or what analysis has been done on the image.
Private Christian schools following the fundamentalist curriculum Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) program are teaching children that the Loch Ness Monster exists as a way to disprove evolution.
One ACE textbook – Biology 1099, Accelerated Christian Education Inc – reads: “Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur.”
Basically if Noah’s Flood happened as they claim, some dinosaurs could have survived, the Loch Ness Monster being one of them. I imagine a whole host of Fortean beasts could also help them support their anti-evolution curriculum.
” (The Loch Ness Monster is) evidence that evolution couldn’t have happened. The reason for that is they’re saying if Noah’s flood only happened 4000 years ago, which they believe literally happened, then possibly a sea monster survived.
If it was millions of years ago then that would be ridiculous. That’s their logic. It’s a common thing among creationists to believe in sea monsters.”
Jonny Scaramanga – went through the ACE programme as a child, but now campaigns against Christian fundamentalism
This is the 8th reported creature sighting in Lake Windermere in 5 years, England’s largest natural lake. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of glaciers after the last ice age. The lake has about six square miles of surface area and in over 200 feet deep in areas, compared to Loch Ness at over 28 miles square, but a similar max depth of about 225 feet.
Terror suspect, Somali-born Kader Ahmed, 20, told a court he went on a trip arranged by preacher Mohammed Hamid, to Scotland at Christmas 2004. Part of the trip included camping near Loch Ness with hopes of seeing the famed Loch Ness Monster.
Hamid’s group, who included four of the men later convicted of the plot to bomb London on July 21, 2005, were known to go on paintball sessions and other camping trips that are suspected to be a cover for jihadist training courses.
Hamid and Kader Ahmed were both later found guilty for their participation in the training camps.
It has been a slow year for Loch Ness Monster sightings, even leading to rumors that the creature is dead.
“I believe the monster is a spirit that lives in the loch. By transmitting the songs via the pirate radio transmission, the spirit, which I believe is telepathic, will pick up on it and hopefully stir him into life.
It will be broadcast on 106.8FM and the range of the broadcast will be 20 miles in each direction. We won’t be asking people to come along to the broadcast, for obvious reasons, but we also hope to broadcast it over the internet.
I’ve got over 30 years experience in pirate radio, and I’m confident we’ll be able to do this without many problems.” – Kevin Carlyon
The exact date of the broadcast has not been released, neither have the 10 songs that will be played.