Location: Dores Road opposite Castle
Witnesses: Margaret Aitken and others
Type of sighting: Single hump in water
Regular reader, Ed, sent me this link which I thought was worthy of inclusion. In the manner of our recent video clip of a witness to a strange sight in Findhorn Bay, we have here an account of a Loch Ness Monster sighting from July 1933 by the witness recorded in April 2013!
Margaret Aitken, was recorded by her grandson, Willie. She tells of how she was out on a Sunday afternoon car trip on the Dores road with her boyfriend that summer eighty years ago, when they were flagged down by a couple. They were told they had just seen the monster playing in the water but when they looked out all they saw was a wash and a splash.
Their luck was in though as the familiar form of the upturned boat arose from the water and then headed off in the direction of Urquhart Castle. Listen to Margaret herself as she recounts her tale below.
Amazing, and all this a mere two or three months into the modern era of Nessie! At the time of the recording, Margaret must have held the record as a witness to the oldest report of the Loch Ness Monster. In the video, Margaret is 97 years old, also making her a contender for the oldest Nessie witness.
I had a look at the sightings record and see no mention of this report in the literature or newspapers with her name or at that location in July 1933. So it seems new sightings of the monster can turn up even eighty years after the event! One wonders how many others like this went unreported during those incredible years of 1933-34?