Loch Ness Monster Sighting: Photos Strengthen Claim That Legendary Creature is Real

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Loch Ness Monster Sighting: Photos Strengthen Claim That Legendary Creature is Real PHOTOGRAPH: Immanuel Giel/Wikimedia Commons | Loch Ness Monster

Claims of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster are becoming stronger. Photographs of the river monster emerged, making the mystery more interesting.

Loch Ness Monster: The Winning Photo

The mystery of Loch Ness has been prevailing for eight decades now. A tourist captured a photo of a dark creature under the surface of a body of water. In addition, the photograph won an annual photo competition.

According to the Daily Mail, tourist Natasha Heidlage won the £1,000 prize for the photo. Heidlage, who hails from Texas, said that the sighting was momentary.

“Initially, I thought this was a shadow on the loch; however, there is no possible way it could have been,” she said. “It was very cloudy, there was no light refraction taking place at all, nor was anything tall behind me that could have made that reflection.”

Moreover, she added she was out towards the middle of the Loch when she saw the large shadow. She stated that a long slim part was extending out to a bigger area.

The aim of the competition is to showcase some sightings on the Loch. It is conducted by the Inverness Courier newspaper with sponsor bookmaker William Hill. Furthermore, there were seven contenders. Each of them were identified by Gary Campbell, who handles the official register of sightings on the Loch Ness.

The entries included two photographs captured on the same day. The photos were taken from different parts of the Loch within minutes of each other.

Loch Ness Monster: Other Photos

Other photos entered in the competition show dark blobs on the surface of the water. The images are captured from a distance. Campbell described a photograph taken from across the shore. He said that the photograph was very interesting.

According to The Sun, Campbell said that the photo captured an unusual sighting. At first, one might believe it was a shadow.

Other photographs taken in the same area by the same person were taken for comparison. The photographs from either side of the Loch explained that it couldn’t be a shadow.

“It’s really interesting – it could be that the Loch Ness Monster is actually coming up to look at boats and potentially following them about,” Campbell said.

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