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In August 27, 1930 3 fishermen reported seeing a disturbance in the water. The men watched as a creature 20 feet long approached their boat throwing water in the air. As it passes them, its wake caused their boat to rock violently. The men were convinced that a living creature caused the disturbance. Following the story, the newspaper received several letters from people claiming also to have seen a strange creature in the Loch.

The most famous encounter was perhaps in April 28 1933. On that day Mr. and Mrs. Spicer, returning from a trip to London, saw a monster that “resembled a whale” cross the road, with an animal in his jaws, and submerge in the lake. This incident drew the attention of the world press as national and international news teams visited the loch for a glimpse of the beast. The hoax temptation was too strong as entrepreneurs created fraudulent evidence such as photographs and cine film of a monstrous creature swimming in the loch.

In 1934 RK Wilson produced a photograph still undisputed with the head and neck of the monster. A further sighting in April 1960 by Tim Dunstall drew attention again by producing a 16mm film containing images of something swimming across the loch; skeptics tell us it is a small boat, believers, that it is the monster. There have been many expeditions since, but none as successful as to prove its existence. Also the many sightings, photos and films, have been inconclusive.

 

Number of sightings (1963-1971)

1963 - 40

1964 - 18

1965 - 9

1966 - 29

1967 - 14

1968 - 14

1970 - 17

1971 - 18

Loch Ness Phenomena Investigation Bureau

Purported sightings on land
 
 

Name: Duncan Campbell

Date: 1527

Location: Not known

Description: A terrible beast seen on the loch shore.

 

Name: Group of children

Date: 1879

Location: North shore

Description: Small head on long neck turning from side to side. Grey in

colour.

 

Name: E.H. Bright

Date: 1880

Location: Drumnadrochit

Description: Monster left wooded area and waddled to water on 4 legs.

Long neck, dark grey in colour.

 

Name: Gypsy woman

Date: 1890

Location: North shore

Description: No details but she took detour over hills so she never

passed same place again.

 

Name: William MacGruer

Date: 1912

Location: Inchnacardoch Bay

Description: Animal with long legs looking like a camel with a long neck

moved into loch and vanished. Yellow in colour.

 

Name: Mrs. Peter Cameron

Date: 1919

Location: Not known

Description: Head like a camel on long neck with 4 limbs. Camel like

colour.

 

Name: Alfred Cruickshank

Date: April 1923

Location: Invermoriston

Description: While driving down road saw a monster with body 3 to

[sign in to see URL] long with a 3m tail. It had a arched back and 4 webbed, elephant

like legs. Khaki green in colour.

 

Name: Alec Muir

Date: 1930's

Location: Inverfarigaig

Description: Large beast crossed road in front of car

 

Name: School children

Date: 1930's

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: Horrifying animal seen moving from swamp area in

Urquhart Bay into loch.

 

Name: Mrs. Eleanor Price-Hughes

Date: 1933

Location: Not known

Description: Large creature emerged from bushes and vanished into

loch.

 

Name: Col. L. MCP Fordyce

Date: April 1933

Location: Near Foyers

Description: Like cross between a large horse and camel with hump on

its back. Small head on long neck. Grey in colour.

 

Name: George Spicer

Date: July 1933

Location: Between Dores and Foyers

Description: Large creature crossed road 140m in front of car. Thick

body with long neck. Grey [sign in to see URL] long. Moved in a jerky movement then

slided into loch.

 

Name: Mrs. M.F. MacLennan

Date: August 1933

Location: Dores

Description: Dark grey mass on beach 6 to [sign in to see URL] long. Several humps

with short, thick legs.

 

Name: Mrs. Ried

Date: December 1933

Location: Inverfarigaig

Description: Seen resting on shore. hairy body with thick mane on neck.

Size of hippopotamus. Large, round head with short thick legs.

 

Name: Arthur Grant

Date: January 1934

Location: Abriachan

Description: Small eel like head on long neck. Bulky, 4.5 to 6m long

body with 2 humps and [sign in to see URL] long tail. Black or dark brown, 4 flipper

like legs.

 

Name: Jean MacDonald and Patricia Harvey

Date: February 1934

Location: Inchnacardoch Bay

Description: Seen crossing a stream in moonlight. Thick, dark body

tapering toward tail - lighter underneath. 4 thick, short legs. Body about

3m long.

 

Name: Miss Margaret Munro

Date: June 1934

Location: Borlum Bay

Description: Seen on shingle beach. Large body with giraffe like neck

with small head. Dark grey body. 2 short forelegs or flippers.

 

Name: Torquil Macleod

Date: February 1960

Location: Opposite the Horse Shoe

Description: Grey/black mass with elephant like trunk. Pair of front

paddles in all [sign in to see URL] long.

 

Name: [sign in to see URL].

Date: June 1963

Location: Seen from Achnahannet

Description: Seen and filmed on shore 4km away. Film no good

because of distance but guessed at body of 5m long.

 

 

 

 

 

Purported sightings in water
  

Name: Hugh Gray

Date: 12 November 1933

Location: Mouth of River Foyers

Description: Large body 60 to 90cms above water causing great

disturbance.

Comment: Nothing clear can be seen. Mr. Gray estimated it to be 12m

long. Took 5 pictures - 4 blank.

 

Name: Robert Kenneth Wilson

Date: 19 April 1934

Location: [sign in to see URL] north of Invermoriston

Description: Head and neck above water, then diving.

Comment: 4 pictures taken - 1st one is the classical head and

neck the 2nd is showing 'Nessie' diving.

 

Name: Sir Edward Mountain's Expedition

Date: 13 July 1934 for 5 weeks

Location: Various palces

Description: 21 pictures taken

Comment: Best picture showing [sign in to see URL] hump 100-150m away,

throwing up great spray.

 

Name: F.C. Adams

Date: 24 August 1934

Location: Not known

Description: Long, dark object with flipper

Comment: Flipper like object looks like dolphin or whale.

 

Name: Lachlan Stuart

Date: 14 July 1951

Location: Whitefield - opposite Urquhart Castle

Description: 3 humps. Triangular. Seen on picture.

Comment: Long head and neck seen ducking underwater

15.5 - 17m overall.

 

Name: Peter Macnab

Date: 29 July 1955

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: 2 long, dark humps seen in bay

Comment: Humps 12m long seen while taking picture

of Urquhart Castle.

 

Name: H.L. Cockrell

Date: 1958

Location: Middle of loch off Invermoriston

Description: Long object laying on the loch

Comment: Large flat head [sign in to see URL] long seen before photo taken.

 

Name: Peter O'Connor

Date: 27 May 1960

Location: Near Foyers

Description: Large hump 5m long

Comment: Head on strong neck attached to large hump.

 

Name: Maurice Burton

Date: 22 June 1960

Location: Foyers

Description: Picture shows ring of ripples

Comment: Though to be otter under surface.

 

Name: R.H. Lowrie

Date: 7 August 1960

Location: Mid loch near Dores

Description: Picture shows 2 wakes

Comment: Green and brown object of12m long seen.

Also seen by Mr. & Mrs Torquil Macleod on land.

 

Name: Peter Hodge

Date: 21 May 1964

Location: Off Achnahannet

Description: V wake moving away from camera

Comment: Calm surface seen with other people

60cm pillar like object.

 

Name: Patrick W. Sandeman

Date: 20 August 1966

Location: Not known

Description: V wash

Comment: V wake on calm loch

 

Name: Peter Dobbie

Date: 15 July 1967

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: V wake with small object at head.

Comment: Smooth black tail rising and falling.

 

Name: Frank Searle

Date: 21 October 1972 - 26 February 1976

Location: Various locations

Descriptions: Pictures of various things

Comment: Now believed to be hoaxed.

 

Name: Alan Wilkins

Date: 18 July 1975

Location: Invermoriston

Description: Shows long, dark line

Comment: Black shape seen through binoculars.

 

Name: Anthony Nicol Shiels

Date: 21 may 1977

Location: Taken from Urquhart Castle

Description: Head and neck 11.5 metre high

Comment: 2 pictures taken - head turns between shots.

 

Name: Geoffrey Watson

Date: 3 September 1978

Location: No details

Description: No details

Comment: No details

 

Name: Alexander Williams

Date: September 1981

Location: Not known

Description: Not published

Comment: Taken while out fishing.

 

Name: Jennifer Bruce

Date: 1982

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: Head and neck sticking out of water.

Comment: Nothing seen when picture taken.

 

Name: Not known

Date: 12 August 1992

Location: 2 miles from fort Augustus

Description: Wake with object at head.

Comment: Head and neck seen then 4 or 5 humps.

 

Name: Edna MacInnes

Date: 22June 1993

Location: Near Dores

Description: Pictures show wakes moving down loch.

Comment: Object seen from both sides of loch.

 

Name: James Brown

Date: 26 August 1994

Location: [sign in to see URL] north of Fort Augustus

Description: Black object moving across loch.

Comment: [sign in to see URL] wide, [sign in to see URL] long oval body.

 

Name: Lorna Taylor

Date: September 1995

Location: Near Urquhart Castle

Description: Head neck and body seen rising out of loch.

Comment: Nothing seen when picture taken



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Loch Ness is located in the North of Scotland and is one of a series of interlinked lochs (Oich, Lochy)that run along the Great Glen. The Great Glen is a distinctive incision that splits Scotland in two from the East to the West coast and represents a large geological fault [sign in to see URL] interlinking was completed in the 19th century following the completion of the Caledonian Canal.

The lake, created by a glacier, is the largest body of fresh water in Britain. It is almost 2 km (1 mile) wide and 39 km (24 miles) long. It has been estimated that the loch contains a volume of 263 billion cubic feet of freshwater. To a person standing at one end, the lake would appear to go on forever. The depth has not been determined but is estimated to be as much as 274 m (900 ft). The water becomes very murky at around 10 m (30 ft) and practically impenetrable by light. The murkiness is generally caused by peat from local bogs. Due to its great depth Loch Ness never freezes.
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PICTURE TAKEN BY KENNETH WILSON ON APRIL 19TH,1934

Description
Despite a few inconsistencies and variations, Nessie is usually described as a creature with two humps, a tail, a long, snake-like neck and a small head.

A V-shaped was often mentioned, as well as a "gaping red mouth" and horns or antennae on the top of the creature's head. It is popularly believed to be female.

The creature glides just under the surface for a time and then submerges back into the deep. The monster is reportedly 10 to 15 m (30 to 50 ft) long.

 

 

 

Folklore
Carvings of this unidentified animal, made by the ancient inhabitants of the Scottish Highlands some 1,500 years ago, are the earliest evidence that Loch Ness harbors a strange aquatic creature.

Alleged reference sources of the sixteenth century indicate the presence of a strange creature dwelling within the loch, often wreaking carnage and havoc among the local community.

In 565 AD St Columba, the Irishman celebrated for bringing Christianity to Scotland, was the first to have witnessed the monster when it attempted to take the life of a brother monk swimming in the River Ness.

The monster is said to have disappeared when St Columba made the sign of the cross and shouted out “Go no further, nor touch the man! Go back!” 'Vita Sancti Columbae' (Adamnan).

In mythology, this tale is a classic of the great cosmic fight between Man and the evil forces often symbolized by a Dragon or a Snake. Many saints were associated with the sanity act against dragons (St Georges, St Marthe, …)



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RADAR SIGHTINGS
Date: 1954
Investigators: Captain Donald MacLean & Mate Peter Anderson
Type of Equipment: Messrs. Kelvin & Hughes, Marine Echo Sounder
Type of Experiment: Peterhead drifter Rival III; ordinary depth sounding
Significant Results: Inconclusive



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Date: 1960 to 1972
Investigators: Miscellaneous vessels passing through Loch Ness
Type of Equipment: Depth recorders of various manufacturers
Type of Experiment: Ordinary depth sounding
Significant Results: Inconclusive

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Date: 1960 June to July
Investigators: Dr Peter F Baker & Mark Westwood
Type of Equipment: Basdic Frequency 38kHz
Type of Experiment: Preliminary survey
Significant Results: None

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Date: 1961
Investigators: Birmingham University Loch Ness Expedition
Type of Equipment: No Information
Type of Experiment: Vertical echo sounding from surface
Significant Results: None

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Date: 1962 July to August
Investigators: Oxford and Cambridge Loch Ness Expedition, Dr Peter F Baker and team
Type of Equipment: Three Basdic Units (Simrad of Oslo, Norway) Frequency 28kHz
Type of Experiment: A. Single moving craft traverse B. Shore-based sonar gate C. Moving sonar curtain
Significant Results: Inconclusive (possibly none)

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Date: 1968 April
Investigators: Birmingham University, Prof D Gordon Tucker, Dr Hugh Braithwaite, Dr D J Creasy and team
Type of Equipment: Digital Sonar developed by Birmingham University. Frequency 50kHz
Type of Experiment: Fixed sonar screen, shore-based
Significant Results: Positive

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Date: 1968 August
Investigators: Same Birmingham Team
Type of Equipment: Digital Sonar developed by Birmingham University. Frequency 50kHz
Type of Experiment: Fixed sonar screen, shore-based
Significant Results: Positive

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Date: 1969
Investigators: Same Birmingham Team, except cooperation with Plessey Ltd. team
Type of Equipment: Digital Sonar developed by Birmingham University. Frequency 50kHz
Type of Experiment: Fixed sonar, shore-based
Significant Results: None

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Date:1969 June to August
Investigators: Vickers, Ltd., R W Eastaugh and team
Type of Equipment: Western Marine Electronics SS100; Frequency 155kHz
Type of Experiment: Mobile mode, sonar aboard Pisces submarine
Significant Results: Positive

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Date: 1969 May
Investigators: LNIB Ltd., Major Eustace Maxwell, David James, Lord Richard Percy, Dr Ian Lyster
Type of Equipment: Marconi Depth Sounder Raytheon Model 729 Fathometer; Seascribe Depth Finder
Type of Experiment: Drifter Penorva mobile mode from surface craft
Significant Results: None

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Date: 1969 September
Investigators: Independant Television (ITN) sponsorship. Plessey Ltd. (in cooperation with Birmingham Tucker Team)
Type of Equipment: Plessey Model 195; Frequency 10kHz
Type of Experiment: Stationary vessel in middle of Loch; 5 kilowatts of audible sonic energy projected
Significant Results: None

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Date: 1969 September to October
Investigators: World Book Encyclopaedia Griffis Foundation, LNIB Ltd., Robert Love & team, Captain Don Boddington
Type of Equipment: Honeywell Scanar II; Frequency 100kHz
Type of Experiment: Mobile search mode made from surface vessel Rangitea
Significant Results: Positive

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Date: 1970 September
Investigators: Birmingham University Prof D Gordon Tucker, Dr Hugh Braithwaite, Dr D J Creasy and team
Type of Equipment: Digital Sonar developed by Birmingham University; Frequency 50kHz
Type of Experiment: Fixed sonar screen, shore-based
Significant Results: Positive results not published

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Date: 1970 August to November
Investigators: World Book Encyclopaedia, Carl Byoir and Associates, LNIB Ltd., Robert Love and team, Captain James Skinner
Type of Equipment: Honeywell II; Frequency 100kHz
Type of Experiment: Mobile search mode made from surface vessel Rangitea
Significant Results: Positive

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Date: 1970 September
Investigators: Academy of Applied Science, Robert Rines, Martin Klein and team
Type of Equipment: Klein Associates Model MK - 300 Side Scan; Frequency 50kHz
Type of Experiment:A. Fixed mode from shore-base B. Towed mode from surface craft
Significant Results: Both Positive

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Date: 1972 August
Investigators: Academy of Applied Science, Robert Rines and Team
Type of Equipment: Raytheon Depth Finder Model DE - 725C; Frequency 200kHz
Type of Experiment: Fixed surface operation
Significant Results: Positive


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