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Tourists Have Photographed The 'Loch Ness Monster'...Apparently...

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Tourists Have Photographed The 'Loch Ness Monster'...Apparently...

An Australian couple reckon they've managed to snap a photo of the elusive and definitely not non-existent Loch Ness Monster.

Aussie tourists Peter Jackson and Phillippa Wearne were visiting the loch when they spotted something big which was moving quickly through the water.

They managed to get a shot of Nessie on their phones, and showed it to a local skipper who told them he'd 'not seen anything like it'. Really, mate? This isn't even the first sighting this year...

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Last June, a tourist filmed 'something' causing this odd ripple through the loch. Credit SWNS

Phillippa said: "I really was just stunned and I thought, 'what is it?'.

"It was pretty big even from 150 yards or more offshore. I didn't know what to think. We took photos and showed them to people at a B&B and then showed them to people on a cruise.

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What do you reckon? Credit: Cascade News

"It seemed to be moving fast but in the direction of the current.

"We just figured if he [the local skipper] has worked on here for years and not seen anything like it, then it must be something."

Sixty-four-year-old Peter added: "We were dumbfounded but excited.

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"We just thought 'wow, what is it?'.

"It has been a childhood dream to come here. We were just driving along when we spotted it.

"We stopped the car and ran back along the road to get the shots.

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"I know I saw something and I know it was large so I am keeping an open mind."

Gary Campbell, registrar of sightings at Loch Ness (brilliant job, by the way), said: "It's great that once again smartphone technology has allowed visitors to the area to snap something unusual at the loch.

Credit: Cascade News

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"This makes it much easier to identify known creatures which has led to a drop in recorded sightings over the past few years.

"This is only the second sighting of 2017 to make it on to the official register and we're already halfway through the year, so we're delighted that Nessie appears to have popped up again.

"With regard to Peter's pictures, as with pretty much all Nessie photos, they are just that little bit indistinct.

Credit: Cascade News

"However, the report that he has submitted gives much more detail on the distances and time frames and from this, there is really no clear explanation as to what the family caught on camera."

The couple spotted the 'monster' at around 5.18pm on 22 June, about four miles south of Urquhart Castle. Paul is urging anyone who saw anything similar to get in touch.

Phillippa said: "We had a lovely feeling between ourselves watching it until it disappeared."

Featured Image Credit: The Simpsons/Fox

Topics: Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness, Scotland

Claire Reid
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