Loch Ness Monster Sightings: 2006

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 4th, 2006


The famed 1934 photograph by Dr. Kenneth Wilson of something in Loch Ness that automatically lets people know that what we are talking about are the Loch Ness Monsters.

Gary Campbell, President of The Official Loch Ness Fan Club, shares this rundown of the sightings of Nessie for 2006, thusfar:

6 October 2006

Nick Thurston and Emma Louise Jones were holidaying at the loch when they saw what they say was Nessie from the Jacobite Queen. “As we sailed along I saw a hump, much like that of a bridge, which was dark brown in colour and was relative to Urquhart Castle,” explained Miss Jones.

11 August 2006

Gordon MacDonald and his family saw something rise out of the water to a height of 5 or 6 metres, three quarters of the way across the loch. They said that the creature was ‘massive’ and created a large wash. They were fishing at Dores at the time and the sighting was witnessed by 4 people.

28 January 2006

An Inverness lady was driving south at 11.30 am on the A82 near the youth hostel at Allt Sigh. She stopped as she saw a black cone shaped creature circle round in a whirlpool like motion about one quarter of the way across the loch. Familiar with the loch she said that she had never seen anything like it before. The sighting lasted 4 minutes and the weather conditions were clear with no wind.

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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “Loch Ness Monster Sightings: 2006”

  1. busterggi responds:

    Now the dearth of sightings is why I don’t give Nessie much chance of existing. Certainly not as an air breather at least. Its not as though Loch Ness is some desolate uninhabited wilderness, there are enough folks around so that sightings should be more common, again if Nessies are air breathers.

  2. mystery_man responds:

    I think there could very well be more sightings, but a lot of people just want to go about their own business and not make a scene or be ridiculed. There was a post here awile back and some of the comments delved into the fact that some people see something strange and rather than make big claims, neatly fit it into something normal that they can cope with. They tell themselves that they couldn’t have seen what they think they saw and they just write it off. A lot of people have jobs and families and lives and aren’t cryptozoologists out looking for a find. These are the people that might not want to draw attention to themselves, especiallly unwanted negative attention.

  3. Rillo777 responds:

    I agree with “Mystery..”. Most probably don’t report sightings.

  4. springheeledjack responds:

    The idea that there are enough people around to catch a glimpse of Nessie every time she surfaces is one of the constant myths that hard core skeptics always throw out, but it is a false assumption.

    If you look at Loch Ness there is 24 miles of coast line up and down on either side. While there are a number of people living in the area, and a road running the length of the southern side, that still leaves a lot of area that is not inhabited. Further, the square footage of water covered by Loch Ness is thousands of square feet of water to keep your eyes on.

    Even with cameras and eyes on the loch, it is no where even close to impossible for a large underwater critter to stay hidden.

  5. mememe responds:

    lol It’s been many a year since I went to Loch Ness. The Trees were younger and the grass was not so old and the hair on my head had not grown so thin.

    I have photos taken of the shore line and when standing at the plaque for the Plane in the Loch.

    My treasured photos where taken near the White building, when i heard a noise in the Water and I hurried to take two photos.

    They was taken with a polaroid instant camera and Time as not done them well, the colours not so crisp and picture not so pin sharp. But they aint no Blobsquatch pictures.

    I have a photo of the Beast on the shore that was put there by someone who likes to laught. The beast was made of Tyres and twigs and brought a smile to the face.

    I often laught at the thought of some poor tourist seeing the Beast from afar through a spy Glass and rushing over with beating heart to get the Killer Shot and moment of fame.

    I ponderd to myself what would I do If I had the Knowledge and the means to share it. Would I take the money or fame and run or would I leave the Beast to its Life..

    I now know what I would do, but do you know what you would do ?

  6. Davilance responds:

    I’m not certain a lot of people outside Scotland appreciate the SIZE of Loch Ness. When I worked at a public library years ago, I prepared a documentary for kids on Nessie, and made a scale drawing of a cross-section of the lake. To give the idea of size, I put in a scale drawing of the Eiffel Tower, which stood on the bottom and did not break the surface. At the scale of my drawing, which was maybe two feet wide, the LENGTH of the loch would have gone out of the library room. A fifty-foot monster at the same scale was about a quarter inch speck. There’s a lot of room in there for monsters, and a lot of miles of uninhabited loch.

  7. zogarma responds:

    Just finished re-reading In search of Lake Monsters by Peter Costello 1975.

    His theory is that these creatures are a type of long necked seal the same as or related to the long necked sea serpents.

    It’s seems to be a sound idea when you consider the sighting of these creatures ashore.

  8. Loren Coleman responds:

    It is an oft-stated factoid that there is enough water in Loch Ness to bury every human being on Earth under 6 ft of water.

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