While the most recent photographic hunt for the Loch Ness monstercheck an image that dates back to 2018 but had never been shown before: it is a snake-like creature immortalized on the surface of the Scottish lake. The author of the shot, Chie Kelly, had never made it public for fear of not being believed, but has now been encouraged to do so by the recent “Quest Weekend” organized by the Loch Ness Centre, which attracted many people to the area.
As reported by the British press, five years ago the photographer was having lunch on the lake shore with her husband when she saw the creature about 200 meters from the shore, then disappeared immediately after being photographed. While she was unable to obtain an image that clearly showed the length of the beast, she estimated that the two visible parts together were less than 2 meters long. “At first I wondered if it was an otter or a pair of otters or a seal, but we never saw the head and it never came up for air again. It made a strange movement on the surface,” the woman said.
«We didn’t hear any sound – said the author of the photo – There were these strange shapes under the surface. I couldn’t distinguish colors, the water was dark». «I don’t know what it was, but it was definitely a creature, an animal. At the time I didn’t want to face ridicule by making the photographs public,” Kelly said. She added that she has long believed in the existence of the Loch Ness creature, «but I don’t know what it is. What I saw looked like a snake. It was definitely a creature and it was moving.” Steve Feltham, who has devoted more than 30 years to searching for the monster since he left his job, called Kelly’s photos some of the best images he has ever seen.
“These are the most exciting surface images (of Nessie) I have ever seen. They’re exactly the kind of photos I’ve wanted to take for three decades. It’s rare to see something so clear on the surface,” Feltham told the Telegraph. The presence of a monster in Loch Ness is a legend that dates back to ancient times: the stone engravings made by the Picts, who lived in the region 2 thousand years ago, depict a mysterious beast with fins. The first written testimony of the creature dates back to 565 AD, in a biography of the Irish monk Saint Columba, evangelizer of Scotland in the 6th century, who explains that he ordered the monster to retreat. However, 90 years have passed since the first modern sighting of Nessie, reported by a local newspaper in May 1933. A Scottish businessman and his wife were driving along the lake when they were frightened by “a huge wave” in the water of the lake. lake.