Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 2nd, 2014
Has sonar finally found the Loch Ness Monster? Images reveal an ‘unusual’ object lurking deep beneath the Scottish lake
The screen shot was recorded by sonar equipment on board a cruise ship
It was taken as the ship sailed passed Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Skipper John Askew said the reading is the ‘most unusual he’s seen’
Satellite images spotted this month claimed to show the elusive monster
Other sightings have recently been spotted off the coast of Australia
Enthusiasts have been hunting for clues of the beast for 80 years
Just a fortnight after the Loch Ness Monster was ‘spotted’ on Apple Maps, an ‘unusual’ sonar image appears to have captured the elusive creature too.
The screenshot tracked movement of a large object, deep below the surface, close to Urquhart Castle in Inverness.
Both reports have reignited interest in the quest for the legendary monster, which has been the subject of various hoaxes and myths over the past 80 years.
The image was recorded by sonar equipment on board the flagship vessel of Inverness-based Jacobite Cruises.
Skipper John Askew said: ‘This image certainly grabbed our attention.
‘The Jacobite Queen spends every day sailing up and down the loch with the sonar on, and this reading is the most unusual we have seen for quite some time.
‘It’s impossible to tell what we’ve picked up here, but along with those satellite images, you can’t help feeling that reports of the Loch Ness Monster’s demise may be premature.
‘Nessie captures the imagination of people all over the world and, if anything, the speculation around lack of recent sightings has increased that interest.’
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.