New Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster?

A GRAINY image of a bird-like creature with a four-foot long neck has led a top military historian to announce the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has finally been solved.

(Image: Ricky Phillips/Facebook)

Ricky D Phillips was in the middle of conducting a tour of the famous Scottish loch when a beast with a long neck matching the description of the mystical creature emerged out of the freezing cold water. Quick-thinking Mr Phillips stopped the tour and fished out his mobile to take the astonishing picture that he said shows the creature had a head “the size of a rugby ball”. Mr Phillips, 39, who wrote warfare books such as The First Casualty, told The Sun his image puts an end to the years-old debate of whether the Loch Ness Monster exists. He said: “It was a grey creature – almost bird-like – in a grey stretch of water. “Its neck was three to four feet long and had a head the size of a rugby ball and a ridge across its eyes. I was baffled.

“I know dinosaurs came from birds and that many had hard lips, almost like a beak – but this is simply what I saw. It seems to have almost a frill on its neck. It is very odd.” He said the day before he took the snap on Wednesday last week he “heard a strange noise” as he stood at the edge of the loch in Fort Augustus.

He added that he had “swum and sailed with whales and dolphins and seen hundreds of seals” but the sound “sounded like nothing he had ever heard”.

Mr Phillips added that the following day he went to the river Oich when he claimed he saw the magnificent creature.

The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, which logged 11 sighting of the beast this year, has accepted the image provided by Mr Philips.

Gary Campbell, the recorder and keeper of the register, said: “Mr Phillips is an experienced tour guide and historian who knows the area well and this gives it extra credibility.”

Mr Campbell also said sightings are now at a level that were being recorded in the 1990s and he believes “more visitors to the Highlands” may have something to do with it.

Tales of the Loch Ness Monster have dumbfounded scientists for years after the famous black and white image of it surfaced in 1934.

The first purported photo of Nessie was published in The Daily Mail on April 21


Footage Shows Mysterious Creature In Loch Ness?

An eight-year-old girl visiting Loch Ness with her grandmother may have captured footage of the famed creature said to lurk in the waters of the legendary site. According to a Scottish media outlet, the odd anomaly was filmed by Laria Annand after she and her grandmother, Marie, spotted something strange on the water out in the distance. Since there were no boats or people in the area at the time, the pair were mystified by what it may have been.

Fortunately, Annand used her grandmother’s cell phone to film the odd scene which features the sun reflecting off of something, seemingly long and sporting a series of humps, emerging out of the water. Left with little in the way of possible answers as to what it may have been, the duo suspects that they may have been lucky enough to encounter Nessie. But skeptics aren’t quite convinced that the anomaly in the video is the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

The prevailing opinion on the video among those who do not believe in Nessie is that the anomaly is probably just the sun hitting the water at just the right angle to create the appearance of some kind of creature. Since what would be the body of the beast is largely obscured by the sun’s reflection, it’s difficult to discern what exactly is being illuminated. And so, as with most pieces of Loch Ness Monster footage, the ultimate determination of what was out there in the water is left up to the viewer to decide.