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Loch Ness Monster Video Captured By Tourist Shows ‘Five Humped Beast’

Could this be the elusive Nessie?

08/06/2016 12:24

As part of our dutiful efforts to bring you every last shred of Loch Ness monster intrigue, we present you with this mysterious footage.

Shot by Dublin holidaymaker Tony Bligh, it claims to reveal a five-humped figure cruising briskly through the Scottish waters on 1 June.

Posting the film to YouTube where it has been viewed more than 22,000 times, Bligh asked: “While visiting Loch Ness I noticed this weird formation on the loch near to Inverness end of the loch. Could it be the elusive Nessie?" 

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Could it be a many-humped beast racing through the water? 

In the video there appear to be four to five humps, about 6ft apart, which move in unison - though Bligh does concede there was a boat about 1200ft away. 

He added: "It was quite long. The humps were consistently the same length apart. I don't know what it was. It was very unusual.” 

While Bligh is not ruling out the Nessie completely, he did admit: "I am tending towards the wake of a boat - I am an engineer and I am on the side of logic." 

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The iconic picture of ‘Nessie’

Locals however are firmly dismissing the footage of the five-humped figure as an optical illusion caused by waves left behind by a passing boat. 

Long-time Nessie investigator Adrian Shine, said: "It is a particularly good example of the effect that a reasonably high boat wake can make. 

"It shows how powerful this illusion could be. It produces a line of very solid looking humps." 

The video was shot from the Wellington layby on the A82 overlooking the famous loch. 

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Is Nessie the last of a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs?

Despite no conclusive evidence of the famed monster, the mystery and interest surrounding Nessie is worth an estimated £60 million to the Scottish economy, with hundreds of thousands of visitors travelling to Loch Ness every year in the hope of catching a glimpse.

According to lore, the serpentine beast has said to have haunted the murky waters of the loch since 1933.

Believed by many to be the last of a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs, (a Jurassic marine reptile) legend has it that the creature appears along with earth tremors and swirling bubbles.

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Nessie first hit headlines in 1934 when the Daily Mail published what it claimed was the first picture of the beast.

The photo was later revealed to have been staged, but there has been no shortage of images since.

In recent months, sightings of an unidentified creature in the River Thames have led to speculation she may have been holidaying in the capital. 

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One possible candidate linked to the sightings is the wels catfish, which is the largest freshwater fish in Europe. It can live for decades, possibly even as long as 80 years, the National Geographic reveals. 

In February twin Italian brothers caught a 9ft long wels catfish in the Po River of northern Italy.

The animal was dubbed “the monster of the Po” by the Italian media, the Telegraph reports.

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