Is this the legendary Loch Ness monster, or simply three seals?
People have been searching Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness for its monster for centuries. Now one man is claiming to have captured the clearest image of the beast ever.
Ian Bremner, a 58-year-old worker at a whiskey warehouse had been looking to photograph red deer last Saturday.
He told reporters he was also taking photos of the water as he drove around the lake. He didn’t even realize he’d caught something strange on camera until he was looking at the photos later on his computer. “When I saw it on my screen I said ‘What the hell is that?’” Bremner told the Sun.
He also said he wasn’t a believer until his photo. “I’m normally a bit of a sceptic when it comes to Nessie and I just think it’s something for the tourists but I’m starting to think there is something out there,” Bremner said.
It didn’t take long for Bremner’s photo to go viral and set off an internet firestorm. It also didn’t take long for skeptics to point the finger at a known animal. Numerous people speculated the image just happened to catch three seals lined up perfectly in a row.
This possibility was even pointed out to Bremner by his friends. “I suppose it could be seals – but I’m not so sure,” Bremner said. “The more I think about it, the more I think it could be Nessie.”
The deep, cold waters of Loch Ness have brought in many monster hunters and tourists over the years. Every so often, new alleged evidence of the monster’s existence surfaces, but none have definitely proven anything.
Until Saturday’s sighting the most recent news out of Loch Ness was the possible discovery of a body back in July that also quickly went wild on the net. But it was later shown to be a fake, constructed for a TV show.
For now the legend of the Loch remains. What do you think? Monster? Seals? Or something else altogether?