Wednesday, 7 March 2012

New Loch Ness Video Footage

Whether it is Nessie or not is a moot point. It was taken on 11th April 2010 with a Canon ELPH near Urquhart Castle and the disturbance is in Urquhart Bay. The witness is from my own home town of Glasgow, Scotland.

The object at about 500m away is too far away for a proper analysis but it is interesting nevertheless. So what is it? A group of fish playing near the surface? A strange wind-wave effect? It does not look like a boat wake to me. Any ideas?

The waves that can be seen moving towards the shore just below centre-right may also be relevant in any opinion formed.

10 comments:

  1. Great footage, whatever it is! Maybe if it were stabilized we'd have enough of a look at what seems to break the surface at a couple points to rule out (or in) some of the possible and more mundane explanations. The couple says they see a neck at one point, but I didn't note that. Seems like a lot of ruckus to be only otters, unless it was a great deal of them, and of course they'd eventually have to come out or back up for more air, in which case they'd be spotted again. It could only be birds below the surface if they conveniently decided to stay under and drown :> No, the video goes on too long for it to be birds. It certainly matches many of the classic sightings for which we only have verbal descriptions.

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  3. Hello. Interesting footage. A pity it is so distant. Do you feel there are more appearances when the Loch is 'glassy'? I have a hunch that the 'glassiness' brings the critter up to the surface. Also, the day appears fine; I wonder if high pressure weather systems play a part. Regards.

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  4. Really great video. Looks like nessie is still doing well.

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  5. Lol y didnt yu go closer

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    1. Getting closer is the main problem. The centre of the loch is about 800 metres away from all points. That makes conclusive filming somewhat difficult.

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  6. Wow, how cool. This is one of my fav videos so far. I've spent my life on the water and have witnessed many schools of fish near the surface. I have never seen a wake or wash waves come from a school of fish. The exciting thing about this for me is what the video doesn't show. There's very obviously something big there, and I don't believe it can be explained by otters, seals, fish, deer, dogs, birds, or boats. Any subs in the loch that day? Or could it be that there is a large unidentified creature/s living there ? :)
    dru

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    1. I still don't know what it is (apart from Nessie obviously).

      I wondered if a seismic disturbance could fit the bill. It remains an intriguing video.

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  7. shame no-one had a thermal imaging camera lying around at the time, this is a fairly new technology which the American cryto scientists are using to try locate champ- ogopogo- lake champerlain...detects the slightest movements on the surface using thermal, well smart.

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    1. Yes, something I covet! Anyone wishing to lend/give me theirs, I am only too happy to oblige.

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