Posted by: John Kirk on August 28th, 2013
Regarding this story here on Cryptomundo: Morag of Loch Morar Makes a Comeback
The Morar picture is too indistinct to be of value. The witnesses sound credible, but the photo shows some unclear object sticking out of the water.
Mr. Christie looks for the least obvious explanation for what made the wake and then he assumes it is being made by something underwater. That is clearly a surface wake. Look up the lake towards Foyers on the right hand side and you will see that there are no less than three vessels up there.
My money is on one of them having created the wake which in classic fashion bounced off the side of the Loch and headed to the centre. The likelihood of Nessie existing is next to zero and this does nothing to change my mind about the possibility that it does.
Dear, dear me. The Lough Foyle hoax was exposed because they lied about where the footage was obtained. It was obtained 130 kilometres south near Louth not Lough Foyle. The name of the person who reported the sighting is Connall Malarkey, a clearly made up name. There is zero history of a monster in Lough Foyle which is not really a landlocked Lough but a part of the coast.
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.