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Woman ‘solves’ Loch Ness monster mystery after seeing documentary in Australia

Claire Reid

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Woman ‘solves’ Loch Ness monster mystery after seeing documentary in Australia

A woman reckons she’s solved the mystery of the Loch Ness monster from thousands of miles away after spotting something familiar during a documentary.

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Aussie Sue Keogh, 60, was watching a documentary about the elusive creature at home when one particular image stood out to her - the infamous 1934 black and white shot, known as the ‘Surgeon’s Photograph’. 

In the snap, the long neck and short snout of a mysterious creature can be seen popping up out of the water.

And after Sue spotted it on TV she couldn’t help but feel that it bore a striking resemblance to something else. 

In an interview with the Mirror, she explained: "The Loch Ness monster has been around for years, and when I was watching the show I just knew what it was instantly. It was obvious, when I was lying in bed I solved the problem - it's not that big of a mystery.

The infamous black and white shot from 1934. Credit: Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo
The infamous black and white shot from 1934. Credit: Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

"I was watching a doc on it one night and all of a sudden I knew exactly what it was.

"Once you see it you can't unsee it. When you're a kid and your parents put their hands together to make a bird or a dog on the wall or whatever, like a shadow puppet, it's similar to that.

"I think the Loch Ness monster is a bloke lying under the water with his arm striking out the water.”

Yep, Sue believes one of the most enduring mysteries of humankind is just some ‘bloke lying under the water’. 

In an attempt to persuade others of her theory, Sue even recreated it using her own arm in front of the TV - and fair play to her, it’s not a bad job, I can certainly see the similarities. 

Sue recreated the iconic shot. Credit: Facebook
Sue recreated the iconic shot. Credit: Facebook

"I took the same photo right in front of the TV when I was watching the show,” she told the Mirror. 

“I saw it and said that's the Loch Ness monster. Being as it's a man, it's his arm. He's under the water, and his arm's longer. That's his forearm and his hand like that, twisted to the side."

Sue shared her theory on Facebook and said she ‘hopes people take this seriously and listen’.

However, at this point, I think it’s important to point out that the image Sue managed to recreate using her hand is actually already widely considered to be a hoax, according to the succinctly named hoaxes.org

So Sue’s claims about this particular snap being less than legit are nothing new, meaning - as ever - the truth is still out there.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Sue Keogh/Getty

Topics: Australia, UK News, Weird

Claire Reid
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