A tourist may have accidentally filmed conclusive proof that the Loch Ness Monster is real, and by ‘proof’ I mean the usual blurry video we’ve come to expect when people claim to have seen a legendary creature.
The Mirror reports that the short video was shot by tourist Tony Bligh, and appears to show unusual ‘humps’ moving through the water together.
Mr Bligh was visiting the infamous loch on Wednesday June 1 when he spotted the strange waves, noting he saw four of five humps, around 6ft apart, moving together through the water.
Thinking quickly, Bligh got out his camera and taped ‘the monster’ as it swam through the Scottish lake.
I was at the top of the steps when I noticed something out on the water about three-quarters out.
It was quite long. The humps were consistently the same length apart. I don’t know what it was. It was very unusual.
He then took the footage to the staff in the VisitScotland Inverness office who are apparently ‘really excited’ by the footage.
Despite this convincing video, Adrian Shine, of the Loch Ness Project, a group who examine the scientific evidence for Nessie, aren’t convinced by the footage, saying it looks more like the wake of a boat.
It is a particularly good example of the effect that a reasonably high boat wake can make. It shows how powerful this illusion could be. It produces a line of very solid looking humps.
Mr Bligh did say that there was a boat was about 400 yards away from the ‘humps’ and even he admitted: ‘I am tending towards the wake of a boat – I am an engineer and I am on the side of logic’.
So the hunt continues…
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