43-year-old Fort Augustus resident and Loch Ness boat captain Marcus Atkinson has made a truly remarkable discovery: the Loch Ness monster. That is to say, he’s produced sonar images that seem to show a serpent-shaped… something underneath the water.
The bright green shape on his readout has been measured up as 5ft wide – length can’t be measured using this equipment – moving 75ft under the surface, seeming to follow his boat into Loch’s Urquhart Bay for over two minutes.
“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. It is a bizarre shape to me. I have shown it to other experienced skippers and none of us know what it was. I have seen a lot of pictures in 21 years of being here but this is the most clearest image yet. Undoubtedly, there is something in the loch”
Tip: Daily Mail (I picked the lesser of three evils for this story – Mail, Sun or HuffPo)
Go there to see my debate with another blogger who wrote about it back in September here.
Sonar is not too detailed. As mentioned in these articles, it could be a school of fish, bloom of algae and zooplankton that is floating on a layer of water of different temperature. Could be a log, could be an eel. Hard to tell. It does not appear that we have a video of it to see its movement. I also can’t see a series of pictures timestamped that would show the thing followed the boat as claimed. You have to check these facts out as valid before you jump to the conclusion that it is possibly some unknown legendary creature.
And by the way… Nessie is awfully skinny. She needs to eat more. Since when is she not plesiosaur-shaped? Let’s just mold the story around some anomaly we find. That’s easier.