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Tourist photographs 'Loch Ness Monster' from hotel window

By T.K. Randall
April 16, 2023 · Comment icon 14 comments

Is there a monster lurking in Loch Ness ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ben Buxton
55-year-old John Payne from Newport, Wales had been visiting Loch Ness in Scotland when he spotted something unusual.
The father-of-three had been gazing at the scenery outside his hotel window overlooking the loch when he noticed something in the water and grabbed his camera to take a picture.

"I was looking out at the scenery from the window and this huge thing just appeared out of nowhere," he said. "I tried to get a picture but it was gone and then it popped up again further down the loch."

"I took another picture and then zoomed in on my camera and waited to see if it would appear again and it did. It must have been something very large because we were about a mile away from the loch and I could see it clearly."

"You wouldn't have been able to see a bird or anything from that far away - it had to be something large."
The images he captured, which have since been generating quite a lot of attention on social media, show a strangely-shaped dark-colored object protruding from the water some distance away.

Sadly, the object is too far away to make out clearly - leaving a conclusive identification difficult.

"I showed some people at the hotel and they were all really shocked," said Payne.

"I went down to the loch later that day but I couldn't see anything."

Source: Daily Record | Comments (14)

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Portre 1 year ago
Logs can just pop up and resubmerge: Possible explanations. "When a mighty Scottish pine dies and flops into the loch, it quickly becomes water-logged and sinks. While submerged, botanical chemicals start trapping tiny bubbles. Eventually, enough of these are gathered to propel the log upward as deep pressures begin altering its shape. These bubbles finally start dissipating after a while, but their momentum allows the deformed wood to briefly surface before returning downwards to its watery grave. Such sudden bursts of arboreal buoyancy could easily be misinterpreted as huge animals coming... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by simplybill 1 year ago
“It must have been something very large because we were about a mile away from the loch and I could see it clearly." He certainly has very good eyesight.  It’s too bad the article doesn’t have more information about the camera and the lens he was using. Telephoto lenses tend to compact (distort) the landscape in the foreground and the background of what’s being focused on. If we knew the distance from the hotel to the trees, and the distance from the trees to the shoreline, we might have a better idea of the size of the object. I may be misinterpreting what I’m seeing, but does it ... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by TheGoldenBoy 1 year ago
  When will people realize that it's totally impossible for a species like "Lock Ness Monster" to live in an environment as poor as Loch Ness Lake? 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
Some times ago...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Montello 1 year ago
how any years nessie is alive?maybe just imagination kr maybe some big fish from lake we dont know
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker 1 year ago
This article says he was at Foyers Roost. Looking at Google Maps, if it was close to the center of the loch, it could easily have been about a mile. Appears the trees are actually very close to the hotel. Using street view.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Bench. 1 year ago
Just another photo that the Nessie heads will use on websites claiming the none existent creature exists.
Comment icon #12 Posted by MissJatti 1 year ago
Maybe it is something closer than the tourist believed
Comment icon #13 Posted by Davros of Skaro 1 year ago
It took me a long time because I wanted to believe despite my knowledge for it being very unlikely. Thankfully truth eventually outweighed my desires. Some people just cling to what they want to believe, even when confronted with evidence that goes against it. Confirmation bias........
Comment icon #14 Posted by Robotic Jew 1 year ago
It's obviously Bigfoot. 

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