Though it has been supposedly 'debunked' time and again that the Loch Ness Monster doesn't exist, every several years or so a new photo emerges that claims to have captured the illusive creature in its natural enviroment. That time is upon us again, with an amateur photographer confirming to have accidentally snapped a photo of this fantastical serpent.
Some are claiming that this photo is the most convincing proof yet that the Loch Ness Monster actually exists. Others are writing it off as a fine piece of photo shop art. You can take a look at the photo below courtesy of the Fox News twitter, which is a legitimate source for news around the world, however dubious their agenda might sometimes appear to be.
The photo in question was taken by 58 year-old Ian Bremner, who appears to have immortalized the slippery beast. There appear to be three humps breaking the water, which he spotted while driving around the iconic lake. The man didn't know what he'd actually taken a picture of until much later, when he got home. And he was left stunned by the image he seemingly caught, with the monster swimming innocently through Loch Ness.
Bremner is a whisky warehouse worker who decided to spend some free time taking pictures of the area's red deer. He stopped to take a couple of photos of Loch Ness as well, hoping to artistically capture the calm waters. It wasn't until the father of four got back to his home that he realized what he'd actually taken a picture of. A real life legend!
Studying the photo, you will see what appears to be a long silver creature that is over 6 feet in length. It is said to be swimming away from his lens, with its head bobbing and its tail flapping. The reptile's skin glistens in the sunlight, with its powerful stroke causing ripples in the water. But upon closer inspection, it looks like this definitely could be the work of someone quite proficient with photo shop.
The monster is said to have been spotted just off the banks of Loch Ness, gliding through the waters that separate the villages of Dores and Inverfarigaig. About the photo, Ian Bremner had this to say.
"It's a part of the world that always makes you second guess what you're seeing. When you're up there you're constantly looking in the water to see if you can spot anything in there. This is the first time I've ever seen Nessie in the loch. It would be amazing if I was the first one to find her."
The man claims to have been a stern skeptic before taking the photo. But he's now changed his mind about what actually lurks in the depths of ol' Loch Ness. He continued by saying this."When I saw it on my screen I said 'what the hell is that?' If you're fishing there it's the sort of place where you can get a tingle up your spine and second guess what you're seeing. You start seeing things even when you know fine there's nothing there."
The image bares a striking resemblance to the iconic imagery associate with the Loch Ness Monster over the years. The creature has been immortalized in countless movies, stemming from folklore that stretches way back to 1933, when several individuals claimed to have had a run in with the beast. Some claimed the giant snake-like critter packed up her bags and headed for Hull, and is now living in the River Humber. Others believe she died ages ago.
Ian Bremner's friends even remain skeptical, saying that it's just three seals he happened to capture swimming in a row. Since the first sighting, there have been 1081 officially reported sightings of the monster. Nessie certainly helps the local economy by bringing in the tourists. Perhaps this latest photographic evidence will help boost local sales even more. You can take a look at the photo for yourself and decide. Does the Loch Ness Monster truly exist?