Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 4th, 2013
Glasgow Boy has a (very!) lengthy new post at his Loch Ness Mystery blog on one of the classic sightings of Nessie.
GB starts as follows…
“As the various events surrounding the 80th anniversary of the first modern sighting of Nessie recede, it is only fitting that this blog finally gets round to investigating this seminal sighting from the Loch Ness Monster saga. The story itself first appeared on the 2nd May 1933 in the local Inverness Courier and the text is reproduced below.
“‘Loch Ness has for generations been credited with being the home of a fearsome looking monster, but, somehow or other, the ‘water kelpie’, as this legendary creature is called, has always been regarded as a myth, if not a joke.
“‘Now, however, comes the news that the beast has been seen once more, for on Friday of last week, a well-known businessman who lives in Inverness, and his wife (a University graduate), when motoring along the north shore of the loch, not far from Abriachan pier, were startled to see a tremendous upheaval on the loch, which, previously, had been as calm as the proverbial millpond. The lady was the first to notice the disturbance, which occurred fully three-quarters of a mile from the shore, and it was her sudden cries to stop that drew her husband’s attention to the water.'”
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