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Real Nessie Photo or Another Fake?

In case you were checked out of social media this weekend, the Internet was blowing up with shares of news stories about the Loch Ness Monster, such as :


All the fuss was about a photo that amateur photographer Ian Bremner, 58 from Nigg, Invergordon, captured while in search of red deer. Instead, he noticed something he’d never seen before in the Loch and caught what may prove to be the photo of the century.

Or just another exciting fake.

What do you think? Here’s the photo:

Picture taken by amateur photographer Ian Bremner, 58 from Nigg, Invergordon
Picture taken by amateur photographer Ian Bremner, 58 from Nigg, Invergordon

The Express article reported that Mr. Bremnar is a father of four who often spends his weekend photographing the area’s stunning beauty. He was near the shores of Dores, which sits above Urquhart Castle, where it was once rumored sea caves beneath the castle harbored Nessie’s lair.

Urquhart Castle


Here’s what Ian had to say about his amazing photo:

“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. I would be amazing if I was the first one to find her.

“I’m normally a bit of a sceptic when it comes to Nessie and I think it’s just something for the tourists but I’m starting to think there is something out there.

“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.

He’s definitely right to assume the Loch Ness Monster is “something for the tourists” since the area caters heavily to those coming in search of the Nessie lore.

“A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness”
Find Nessie souvenirs galore here
Stuffed Nessie to snuggle up with

His photo, if not proven to be a fake, will surely add fuel to the fire.

It is one of the most convincing yet. I’m hoping it’s actual proof but…

If his camera had a video function on it, I would’ve liked to see him try to capture both video and still images of whatever he saw.

Also, the more I study the photo, the more it looks like a seal’s head on the part that’s sticking out of the water on the far left. The rest could be…? Photoshopped to make it look serpentine? A huge eel? Which might prove a significant find too, but would be a disappointing Nessie explanation. At least for me.

What do you think? Is it real? Proof of Nessie’s existence? Or just another elaborate hoax?



Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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