Nessie hunter George Edwards took the picture while taking tourists out on his boat Nessie Hunter IV. He said the mysterious dark hump moved slowly across the water the towards Urquhart Castle – the scene of many Nessie sightings.
The Loch Ness monster, often reputed to be a hardy plesiosaur surviving long past its extinct relatives, has been subject of sightings and reports since it was brought to the world’s attention in 1933. Though the earliest report of a monster associated with Loch Ness appears in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán written in the 7th century. Which recounts the saints encounter with a mysterious beast somewhere on the River Ness.
George Edwards, a veteran monster hunter who has been searching for the creature for 26 years and spends up to 60 hours a week on the loch, took the picture of a dark hump in the water near Urquhart Castle at Drumnadrochit at 9am last November, but sent it for analysis in the United States before publishing it today.
“It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was a dark grey colour. It was quite a fair way from the boat, probably about half a mile away.”
In our opinion the photo looks like a wake in the water or could perhaps be that less monstrous of creatures a large grey seal.