Saturday, 15 February 2014

A New Sighting from 2012

The Aberdeen Press and Journal reports today on Gary Campbell's recent comments about the lack of Nessie sightings since 2012. In response to this, a retired Royal Mail worker by the name of Ken  Ross, contacted him to recount his sighting and his four photographs from October 25th 2012. His story begins as he was driving from his home in Inverness to Fort William and as they passed the village of Inverfarigaig.

"My wife said she could see something strange in the loch so I stopped in a lay-by and took four photographs. It looked like a boat wake, but it wasn’t wide enough to have come from a boat, was about 200ft long and travelling at a fair speed for a while then stopped – there wasn’t a boat to be seen for miles. I don’t know what caused it and didn’t give it a great deal of thought until I saw Gary’s appeal to get in touch.”



I can't really add much more at this point. The location itself is a highway for cruise boats, but the witness says he saw none and was convinced it behaved in a way different to a wake. Indeed, boat wakes don't just stop, they just dissipate slowly. I have seen a couple of videos like this recently which show some unusual surface activity without anything solid revealing itself. 

I refer readers first to a video below from April 2010 which I highlighted some months back by way of comparison. Also, there follows a strange water disturbance filmed from the tower of Urquhart Castle filmed on the 24th August 2010 near the location of the first video. What these could be is a matter of conjecture and may all well be classed as having the same cause (hat tip to jimmy_sher for second video).







And for those in the comments section, this photo was requested.



38 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these videos, Roland. We have something there!...

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    1. Something? Not much at all.

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    2. One wonders what "Anonymous" this is ...

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    3. I am at a loss to explain the presence of concentric rings of that size in the water other than a single object of considerable size just below the surface. A large shoal of sizeable fish would produce a more disturbed ripple effect at the surface, but this is clearly a single set of rings emanating from a central source and slowly dissipating. It would be interesting to hear what views anyone else has to offer.

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    4. Yes, GB I quite agree, and was thinking the same thing. What’s with the anonymous? I wish all the anonymi would identify themselves at the end of their comment so we know which “anonymous” were hearing from. There is one skeptic anonymous who is particularly pesky. Will the real anonymous skeptic please reveal yourself? Hey! maybe it’s Dick Raynor or EKM incognito?

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    5. Hi, I am the "pesky" anonymous sceptic, though it has never been my intention to annoy people. I think there's a place for polite debate without personal name-calling etc. Hopefully GB and others agree..

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    6. Yes, I agree "pesky" is hardly name calling. Nothing personal, sorry.

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    7. Chasing Leviathan19 February 2014 at 12:08

      Absolutely! Welcome aboard, Geordie Sceptic! :)

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  2. Obviously something larger than a fish moving around here! Here is an answer to those who claim people dont video what they report. And its things like this that keep Shine,Raynor, EKM and co still thinking that there is something to the monster story! Thats why they spend so much time discussing the subject.

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    1. Dennis, I have told you before - sceptics do not have to secretly believe to remain interested in this stuff. Read that last sentence and digest it.

      Second video is interesting and inconclusive. I don't think the disturbance is coherant or solid enough. I think it is made up of a number of small animals, probably fish. No hump breaks the surface. I would put this in the inconclusive bucket, but at the interesting end. I suppose if you believe it's a single animal you would have to accept the sturgeon possibility.

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  3. Disagree. If you are obsessed with writing on a subject all the time then you must think there is something to it. I dont believe in bigfoot so i wouldnt spend so much time writing about it. Digest that and it then becomes very obvious!!!

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    1. Dennis, could it possibly be that other people have different motivations to yours? Do you really believe you can speak for everyone?

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  4. It is my opinion , looks like i have hit a nerve !

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  5. So you tell me you know my motivation. I reply that you don't and you shouldn't make sweeping judgments. Your reply is that you've hit a nerve.
    Adults who debate like teenagers do indeed get on my nerves.
    You've already massively offended one person here. From now on I will simply ignore you and instead converse and debate with educated and well-reasoned believers like GB and others.

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  6. Educated ?? Lol thats prejuduce !! So you need to be educated to have an interest??? And the person i offended is always quick to judge other people for spelling wrong or bin poorly educated so.........Snap. if you dont like dont give, simple

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  7. Roland, I think I should put my name on here instead of just being the anonymous sceptic.
    Anyway, your second video above reminds me a lot of this Lake Champlain video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-r7jnG1nws&feature=youtube_gdata_player It's remarkable how similar they are, even though they are 1000s of miles and decades apart. Take a look:

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    1. Yup, well, one of these days, they'll decide to break the surface.

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  8. They have broke the surface many a time. And best evidence is the 2000 video near urquhart castle with a photo to go with it which you can find in a colin baxter booklet

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    1. I have to say (as a sceptic) that I find the second of these 2 videos by far the most intriguing of all LN films and videos I've ever seen.
      Roland, have you asked Adrian Shine and Dick Raynor what they think of this video, I'd be very interested to hear their responses.
      Jake, for me at least, this video has me questioning my scepticism far more than the video near Urquhart Castle.
      Now using my chosen name here by the way.

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    2. I'd be interested in seeing the photo from the booklet. Can you post it here?

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    3. Hi Jake. I have the Colin Baxter booklet with the picture you mentioned but I wasn't aware of the video associated with it. If the video is anywhere near as good as the picture it would be well worth a look. Have you seen and do you have a source for the video by any chance?

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    4. I haven't asked. It is an interesting video and clearly one has to try and eliminate other suspects. It does not look like a shoal of fish as I would expect a more randomly disturbed surface.

      A seal (if there was even one around) usually comes up after 5 minutes or so.

      Urquhart Bay is one of the more gas productive areas, but again, I would expect to see bubbling at the surface.

      One to ponder.

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    5. "I'd be interested in seeing the photo from the booklet. Can you post it here?"

      I have the booklet, what page is it on, Jake?

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    6. Colin Baxter photo added, but I have no idea of its provenance.

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    7. Thank you. If genuine, the photo is incredible. I would love to see the video.

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  9. Its not in the bay just near it. I believe the video i have seen is of the same object in the water. It travels for 30 seconds leaving a huge wash across the loch. Not a seal or a shoal of fish. One solid object ,best video i have seen.

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    1. Do you have a link to this video? I'm intrigued!

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    2. I second this. I would love to see it.

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  10. Loch ness and inverness by colin baxter page 17. There is a video for the same photo taken at a higher location which shows the object in the booklet travel for 30 seconds leaving a huge v wash down the loch . Cheers

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  11. Not same photo sorry !!

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    1. Okay, I'll try again. I am off on a wee holiday, so will be relatively quiet for a few days.

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  12. What and where is that last photo from GB, thats the first time i have seen that one ??

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  13. GB,and this one from the booklet.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=642766495758485&set=a.537107209657748.1073741830.537100722991730&type=1&theater

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    1. Pity i cant see some of these on my phone :((

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  14. And pity i cant upload the video i have of the 2000 sighting near urquhart bay which i have on my phone thanks to a friend of a friend!

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  15. GB were and when was the last photo above taken????

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    1. No idea! I remember asking the publishers of Colin Baxter's booklet - with no reply.

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  16. The one im referring to is 2000 near urquhart castle. Page 17 in his booklet loch ness and inverness. Some one snapped the photo whilst someone further up the hill caught it on video.

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