Loch Ness Monster: Back Again?

Loch Ness Monster: Back Again?

Scotland’s most mysterious stretch of water is back in the news. A Loch Ness boat captain named Marcus Atkinson picked up a large, unidentified apparently living object deep under the surface. The boat’s sonar allegedly tracked the object following the boat for more than two minutes.

Local man Atkinson is adamant that this could be the fabled monster, ‘There is nothing that big in the Loch. I was in shock as it looked like a big serpent, it’s amazing. You can’t fake a sonar image. I have never seen anything returned like this on the fish finder.’ Have a look at the sonar image for yourself to see the source of the excitement:

Mysterious Loch Ness sonar image
The mysterious Loch Ness sonar image

Scientific experts from the National Oceanography Centre are a bit more sceptical. They argue that the image is far more likely to be a huge mass of algae and tiny organisms called zooplankton which tend to reflect sonar very well.

So there is still no concrete evidence of an underwater monster but the mystery remains. We’d like to thank our water sports equipment buyer for drawing this story to our attention. Inspired by the grainy sonar image, rumour has it the excitable young lad is planning to get some of his snorkels and wetsuits together to mount an expedition to find Nessie himself.

Until he brings back an image of the creature for us to show you take a look at some real life underwater monsters that have surfaced recently:

Massive great white shark caught in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Massive great white shark accidentally caught in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Manta ray caught off Bonny Island, Nigeria
Manta ray caught off Bonny Island, Nigeria
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