The mystery of the Loch Ness monster has been… solved!
It is one of the greatest mysteries of the deep, and its legend has outfoxed score of investigators over the generations.
Stories, pictures and rumors about a monster living below the surface of Scotland’s deepest loch go back for decades.
But it is now hoped this grainy image of a long ‘serpent-like creature’ may finally unlock the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster.
Mr. Atkinson’s sonar fish-finder device records the width of objects in the depths directly below his tourist boat every quarter of a second.
Image produced when his vessel was in the Loch’s Urquhart Bay showed a long moving object that had followed the boat for more than two minutes.
The consistent marks on Mr Atkinson’s sonar create a horizontal mass, which is not an indicator of length.
But excited Loch Ness monster experts have ruled out the ‘sighting’ being any other fish, seal or wood debris and believe it is proof of an unknown creature in the Loch.
The picture taken on Mr Atkinson’s mobile phone of his sonar screen, has won him first prize in the Best Nessie Sighting of The Year Award run by bookmakers William Hill.
Mr Atkinson, 43, from Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands, said: ‘I was dropping customers at Urquhart Castle and then got my boat out of the way of the other tour companies.
‘I moved out into the water and looked at the sonar and saw this image had appeared.
‘The device takes a reading of the depth and what is below the boat every quarter of a second and gradually builds up a picture, so it covered a time of about five minutes.
‘The object got bigger and bigger and I thought “bloody hell” and took a picture with my mobile phone.
‘There is nothing that big in the Loch. I was in shock as it looked like a big serpent, it’s amazing. You can’t fake a sonar image. I have never seen anything returned like this on the fish finder.
‘It is a bizarre shape to me. I have shown it to other experienced skippers and none of us know what it was.
‘I have seen a lot of pictures in 21 years of being here but this is the most clearest image yet. Undoubtedly, there is something in the loch.’
‘It’s also totally unexplained and can’t possibly be fish because in water 75ft down you just wouldn’t find them.
‘It’s very exciting and the best evidence we have had in donkey’s years. There is usually a mundane explanation yet no one has come up with one for this.
‘It’s images like this that will keep me going with my hunt for the next 20 years.’
But other marine experts claim the mystery object may well have been algae in the water.
Dr Simon Boxall, from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, said: ‘The picture is built up slowly as the boat moves.
‘So it’s not a snap shot and thus the image is not an image of a single object unless it is very still.
‘The image shows a bloom of algae and zooplankton that would exist on what would be a thermocline.
‘Zooplankton live off this algae and reflect sound signals from echo sounders and fish finders very well.
‘They will appear as a linear “blob” on the screen, just like this.
‘This is a monster made of millions of tiny animals and plants and represents the bulk of life in the Loch.’
31 thoughts on “LOCH NESS MONSTER FOUND”
Why is everyone wanting to see the Loch Ness monster? There is a creature in Loch Ness but instead of countless attempts to prove this. Why doesn't everyone Leave Nessie alone and stop hunting her.
ikr!! i wish nessie could be in peace
Thats FAKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sharp as a razor batman….
Is a hand!
wow…that's a bit contradicted problem !
So obesly there is something there and everyone is making a big fuss out of it. IF it is truly a pleasosaur let it be. It is not doing any harm and if we find out what it truly is then that takes away the mistery and the wonder behind and i think that would be horrible. let it be. and sometimes if we try to find the truth it is sometimes stranger then fiction
It always amuses me that A) people still believe the surgeon's photo wasn't a hoax, B) anyone EVER believed the Loch Ness Muppet wasn't a hoax, and C) those are supposed to be pictures of the same thing.
shush up the monster is real! shes kind and caring for her young. i will find her and you can be sure of that
did u find it yet
hi there i dont care hope you release it untill lochness monster population reaches 2,000 i dont want see the extention of lochnesss monster
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woow if the monster is real and she is produce and carying with her more,for sure tobe remove them or todo something seriously
hi there please dont remove lochness monster becuase its oldest species on earth
There is no clear image of monster so cant sure and cant easily believe and didn't heard anywhere still..sooo
Some of your stories are truly spell binding! The pictures taken by those present at the actual site are superb.
Its amazing to me that with the tech we have these days we dont have clear answers for mysterys like this i mean is there some excentric rich dude out there with the means to put out a number of unmanned cameras or sub like craft that can just search about the loch till we have a clear answer one way of another
There just one photo that captured that moster, if it really appear, why the people only have one photo??
They must capture it as many as they can because that strange and unbelievable..
hi there i started the lochness monster santury too save lochness monster there are 20 lochness monsters
iam not sure if it would be good to find this animal, or animals if it really exists.
because let´s face it the humans are not very good in co-existens.
But still exiting as hell ! 😀
not sure ah ! Then you don't have to talk so much
I THINK WE CAN'T EVEN FIND THIS CREATURE I THINK IT HAS LIVE SINCE DINOSAURUS EXIST AND IF SOMEBODY DARE TO FIND THAT CREATURE IT HAS A BIG RISC. AND MAYBE SOMEDAY WE ALL CAN KNOW HOW LOCH NESS MONSTER LOOKS LIKE IT'S MAYBE THX
i will find the loch ness monster just i will need to be older (im 12) and i will need a submarine