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Is this the Loch Ness Monster? Tourist films ‘creature’ swimming towards Urquhart Bay

Bridie Pearson-jones
Daily Mail

The footage has been described as a feature length film in terms of Nessie sightings

A tourist claims he has spotted the famed Loch Ness monster and even has ten minutes of footage the creature ‘cavorting’ in the water.

Eoin O’Faodhagain said he was left stunned by the sighting of the 20ft ‘monster’ in the Scottish Highlands and has even had his footage accepted by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.

The 53-year-old from Donegal, Ireland quickly grabbed his phone when he saw the elusive creature.

The hospital clerical worker took a ten minute video from the Loch Ness webcam.

He said he had watched the ‘Nessie’ webcam for many years.

‘I just click in now and then for 20 minutes – it’s better than watching Coronation Street,’ said Mr O’Faodhagain.

‘I seen a couple of things over the years but they have been explained as a boat or something else.’

But it was on April 30, that Mr O’Faodhagain had ‘a terrific shock.’

‘I couldn’t believe my eyes. I just started recording it on my phone. I just followed it. It was very unusual, it was certainly something big – it dived down and up again and dived and disappeared. It was not a boat and not a log. I would say it was Ne

‘I believe in Nessie but not as a plesiosaur – but as something that has evolved in Loch Ness over thousands of years.’

The creature moves from right to left and as it swam towards Urquhart Bay – a reported favourite haunt of Nessie – and is seen diving and surfacing with water splashes.

The sighting – the second record accepted this year by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register – comes only days before DNA sampling is to be used to discover previously unrecorded organisms in Loch Ness.

However Prof Neil Gemmell, a New Zealand scientist leading the project, said he did not believe in Nessie, but was confident of finding genetic codes for other creatures.

He said a ‘biological explanation’ might be found to explain some of the stories about the Loch Ness Monster.

The team will collect tiny fragments of skin and scales for two weeks in June.

Mr O’Faodhagain has been to Loch Ness four times as part of Highland holidays and in July 1987 also had a momentary unexplained sighting.

‘But nothing like this – it was just incredible,’ he said.

Gary Campbell, Keeper of the Official Register of Sightings at Loch Ness, said: ‘As far as Nessie footage goes this is a feature film. Normally you only get videos of one of two seconds. It is remarkable in its length and again shows the increased sightings of Nessie from the internet.

‘Clearly it is something that dives in and out of the surface with water splashes and reflections. It is unexplained. The object would be no larger than 20ft. There is something there on the video that is clearly moving.’

Last week, an eight-year-old and her grandmother claimed to have caught the monster on camera while on a boat tit the lake.

Nessie’s 11 accepted sightings in 2017 were the highest this century.

A woman who had a monster surprise on her honeymoon in the Highlands also won £1500 for the experience.

The annual Best Nessie Sighting of the year was won by Rebecca Stewart of Lancashire with a picture she took on her honeymoon last October.

Mrs Stewart from Chadderton, Oldham, photographed and saw the large fin shape for five minutes.

Her husband Paul also saw the creature which was taken while they were with their two year old son Thomas along with the family dog.

Mrs Stewart’s sighting was accepted by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register and then entered into the competition which has a prize of £1500 given by bookmakers William Hill.

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Unidentified humanoid creature seen near Mount Vernon, Virginia

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A strange, unidentified humanoid creature has been spotted near Mount Vernon just outside of the nation’s capital. Has one of Washington D.C.’s reptilian swamp creatures crawled out of her office for a bit of sightseeing during the Congressional summer recess? The sighting reportedly occurred a “couple miles” north of Mount Vernon. Despite its name, Mount Vernon is not a mountain; it is the former plantation home of George Washington situated on the Potomac River. Today Mount Vernon is an independently owned historical attraction.

The remains of George and Martha Washington are interred at the site – as do the remains of their slaves.

On July 31, a motorist driving near Mount Vernon spotted what appeared to be a deer by the side of the road – until it stood up and ran across the road. MUFON Ohio investigator Ron McGlone received a report of the sighting this week, which has been published by the Mount Vernon News. The witness is described as credible and requested to remain anonymous. Whoever they are, the eyewitness says the creature ran out of a cornfield and across the highway “at a tremendous rate of speed,” crossing the highway in only a few steps.

According to the witness, the creature appeared to stand 7 to 8 feet all, hairless with light brown skin, and possessing a “tall slender body, arms and legs in small diameter, hands and feet looked oversized for its body proportion, small neck with oval elongated head.” The witness also said the humanoid figure had large, black oval-shaped eyes similar to everyone’s favorite grey aliens.

You can read the rest of the article at Mysterious Universe.

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Canadian tourist spots Nessie hours before schoolgirl takes ‘best Loch Ness Monster picture for years’

Mike Merritt
The Sun

Lynn Locke’s report has now been accepted by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register – the seventh of the monster this year, which is heading for a record

A school secretary has captured Nessie on her mobile phone – just hours before a schoolgirl photographed a similar image 12 miles away.

Lynn Locke’s report has now been accepted by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register – the seventh of the monster this year, which is heading for a record.

The 54-year-old elementary school secretary from Ontario in Canada was on holiday with her husband and daughter – visiting family in Glasgow – when they took a trip to the Highlands for a few days.

While at Loch Ness, Mrs Locke saw Nessie for about a minute about 50 yards offshore near Urquhart Castle, said to be a favourite haunt of the monster.

Mrs Locke captured the dark object on her iPhone.

She said: “On our last day we visited Urquhart Castle and went on a cruise on Loch Ness. While we were visiting the castle I noticed something moving in the water, with trails of bubbles leading up to it. It went under the water a couple of times and reappeared.

“It seemed strange, and of course I’ve heard of the story of Nessie, so I took a few pictures.

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© Lynn Locke

“This was the first time we all had been to the area around Loch Ness.

“I believed in Nessie before this so I was excited when I saw something strange in the water. My family is a bit sceptical about Nessie but I think this sighting – as well as the other one the same day further south – has made them change their minds a little bit.

“I do think I saw Nessie – maybe the tail. I’ve seen a stick floating in the water before and that didn’t look like one to me. Of course I didn’t think I would see anything going to Loch Ness that day, so it was a surprise!”

Her sighting came at 9.40am last Friday week and at around 7pm a similar object was seen 12 miles away by Charlotte Robinson who took with her iPhone what experts say was the “best picture” of the Loch Ness Monster “for years.”

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© Charlotte Robinson
Charlotte Robinson 12, snapped this picture on her iPhone

Charlotte, 12, from Leeds in Yorkshire was staying at Loch Ness Highland Lodges at Invermoriston when Nessie popped up about 50 feet away – and on the first day of her vacation!

The creature surfaced for about a minute before re-surfacing about ten feet further away some seven minutes later – but for less than 60 seconds.

Charlotte was on holiday with parents Kat, 41, a business intelligence data analyst, and father Dave, 52, a factory worker.

Gary Campbell, keeper of the official Nessie sightings register, said: “I think it is more than a coincidence that the same unexplained but moving object has appeared near the same shore but 12 miles apart on the same day. The pictures were taken some time apart which would allow it to swim that distance.

“Interestingly, a similar sighting was reported the day before. We’re waiting for verification but again, it appears that it might be the same thing. It too was at a different location so it looks like Nessie’s on the move.

“We’re up to a likely total of seven sightings for this year which is fantastic – it could be another record year as we’re not even at the end of August yet.”

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Mysterious Llama-Killing Creature May Be Murdering Donkeys in Kentucky

Despite the cuteness of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Eeyore and the all-talk-but-no-action Doneky in Shrek, anyone who’s ever been around real donkeys, whether domestic kind or the wild ass kind that gave destructive human behavior its appropriate name, knows it’s unsafe to mess with them. What is jokingly referred to as “stubbornness” in cartoons and fiction is actually the species’ strong sense of self-preservation resisting anything that looks like it could cause it harm. That resistance is showed in biting, kicking, fighting, struggling and anything else a donkey can do to get away. This is why the latest news of animal killings out of Kentucky is so distressing and puzzling. Just a few miles from where six llamas were found mysteriously killed last week, two donkeys were found dead under similar fiendish circumstances. Aliens unclear on the concept? Big cats? Wolves? Chupacabra? Something worse?

Does this mean I’m safe?

“Something grabbed them on the nose and then in the back. It took several animals to take them down. He wasn’t taken down by one animal. There was more than one.”

Nann Williamson, the distressed owner of the dead donkeys, described to local media what she found when she went to look for them on her property in Buechel, a former small town that is now a large neighborhood in Louisville. Unfortunately, this was on a Sunday morning and the animals hadn’t been seen since the previous Friday, when it appears they were attacked. The advanced state of decomposition allowed investigators to determine where they were bitten but not much else, including the cause of death.

These killings sound eerily similar to the nearby (5 miles away) attacks last week at the Louisville Llama Farm near the Louisville Zoo, where five llamas were found dead with bite marks behind their ears and by their flanks and a severely-wounded sixth had to be put down. There is still no official cause for those mysterious deaths. Nor have there been any official explanations for the deaths of three horses and some big dogs in September 2018 in Monroe County on the state’s southern border. In those, the horses had neck wounds that looked more like surgical cuts than bite marks and there were no signs of a struggle. In all of the cases, it appears the animals were killed but not eaten and there were few, if any signs of entry or tracks.

With nothing else to go on, the local authorities are pushing “canine attack” as the probable cause of the recent killings and are asking residents to report any coyote signs while bringing in any kinds of bait, including livestock, pets and children. Caroline Willette, an owner of the Louisville Llama Farm, thinks blaming canines is barking up the wrong tree. That’s not what killed her 500-pound livestock:

“I see coyotes around here all the time. Llamas are guard animals, (they’ll) mess you up.”

Did whatever killed the horses in late 2018 bite off more than it could chew in 2019 by attacking the much stronger and self-preservationist Kentucky llamas and donkeys? One interesting point … none of the places where the killings occurred appeared to have surveillance cameras. Did the killer know this? Will it go back to the more docile horses? Could this be the return of the infamous Kentucky Devil Monkeys? Or has a new cryptid moved in?

The watch in Kentucky continues.

Did he say Devil Monkeys?

Source: Mysterious Universe

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