Loch Ness Monster? Or a stick...? After a 45-year hunt, walker claims to have photographed elusive creature

Friday, July 22, 2011


Is it you, Nessy? A possible hump and part of a tail, or perhaps a spike on the creature's back, can be seen breaking the surface of the water near Fort Augustus, Scotland

At first glance it looks like another dark ripple on the water.

But study the photograph more closely and a dark hump and tail can be seen poking through the water's surface, or so a life-long hunter of the Loch Ness monster hunter claims.

William Jobes, 62, believes that he may have at last captured the elusive creature on camera after 45 years of trying.

Misty morning: Loch Ness monster hunter William Jobes, 62, is certain that the black mark 200 - 300 yards from the shore is the body of the elusive creature

Mr Jobes was walking along the Abbey footpath in Fort Augustus with his wife Joan in May this year when he spotted what appeared to be a head bobbing above the water 200 to 300 yards from the shore.

'I had a wonderful shock,' Mr Jobes said.'I have actually been coming up to Inverness for the past 45 years and I have never seen anything like this before.'

Amateur photographer: Mr Jobes says the beast went under the water then came back to the surface

Quickly grasping his camera, Mr Jobes from Irvine in Ayrshire, managed to take a single picture before the 'head' disappeared under the surface.

However, to his delight a dark, hump-like shape broke the waves and he was able to take more photographs of the apparent sighting on May 24 at just after 11.10am.
Mr Jobes is convinced it was not a seal or piece of wood.

'To be honest I know the difference between a piece of wood or a particular animal,' he said.

'I immediately did think it was a seal but it's head was like a sheep.'

Deep: A photographer looks over the carcass of a sea creature that was washed up along a beach at Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, earlier this month

Startling discovery: The monster captured on video in 2009 in Alaska appeared to be up to 30ft with humps on its back

source: dailymail

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