New Loch Ness Monster Photos

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 23rd, 2011

Loch Ness Monster? Or a stick…?

After a 45-year hunt, walker claims to have photographed elusive creature.

At first glance it looks like another dark ripple on the water.

But study the photograph more closely and a dark hump and tail can be seen poking through the water’s surface, or so a life-long hunter of the Loch Ness monster hunter claims.

William Jobes, 62, believes that he may have at last captured the elusive creature on camera after 45 years of trying.

Loch Ness Monster Photo

Is it you, Nessy? A possible hump and part of a tail, or perhaps a spike on the creature’s back, can be seen breaking the surface of the water near Fort Augustus, Scotland

Loch Ness Monster Photo

Misty morning: Loch Ness monster hunter William Jobes, 62, is certain that the black mark 200 – 300 yards from the shore is the body of the elusive creature

Mr Jobes was walking along the Abbey footpath in Fort Augustus with his wife Joan in May this year when he spotted what appeared to be a head bobbing above the water 200 to 300 yards from the shore.

‘I had a wonderful shock,’ Mr Jobes said.’I have actually been coming up to Inverness for the past 45 years and I have never seen anything like this before.’

Quickly grasping his camera, Mr Jobes from Irvine in Ayrshire, managed to take a single picture before the ‘head’ disappeared under the surface.

However, to his delight a dark, hump-like shape broke the waves and he was able to take more photographs of the apparent sighting on May 24 at just after 11.10am.

Mr Jobes is convinced it was not a seal or piece of wood.

‘To be honest I know the difference between a piece of wood or a particular animal,’ he said.

‘I immediately did think it was a seal but it’s head was like a sheep.’

Loch Ness Monster Photo

Amateur photographer: Mr Jobes says the beast went under the water then came back to the surface

However, veteran Nessie hunter Steve Feltham, remains sceptical, although he admits the hump photograph cannot be immediately explained and is worth further investigation.

‘The river comes out there and something large could have come down the river and flowed out there,’ he suggested.

Mr Jobes’ is the second potential sighting of nessie so far this summer.

Last month Foyers shop and cafe owner Jan Hargreaves and her husband Simon believe they caught a glimpse of the creature.

Alaskan Caddy Video

Startling discovery: The monster captured on video in 2009 in Alaska appeared to be up to 30ft with humps on its back

…a large creature, 20 to 30ft long with humps on its back, was filmed moving through the waters of an Alaskan bay.

The unidentified creature which was filmed by local fisherman in 2009 has already drawn comparisons to Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness Monster.

Scientists believe that the Alaskan creature could be a Cadborosaurus – a type of sea serpent that got its name from Cadboro Bay in British Columbia and is said to roam the North Pacific.

Paul LeBlond, former head of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia, told Discovery News: ‘I am quite impressed with the video.

‘Although it was shot under rainy circumstances in a bouncy ship, it’s very genuine.’

The Cadborosaurus willsi, meaning ‘reptile’ or ‘lizard’ from Cadboro Bay, is an alleged sea serpent from the North Pacific thought to have a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes, and back bumps that stick out of the water.

In 1937, a supposed body of the animal was found in the stomach of a whale captured by the Naden Harbour whaling station in the Queen Charlotte Islands, a British Columbia archipelago.

Samples of the animal were brought to the Provincial Museum in Victoria, where curator Francis Kermode concluded they belonged to a fetal baleen whale.

The animal’s remains, however, later disappeared.

James Wakelun, a worker at the whaling station, last year said that he saw the creature’s body and ‘it wasn’t an unborn whale.’

Like other cryptids, animals whose existence is suggested but not yet recognised by scientific consensus, the Cadborosaurus has existed only in grainy photographs and eyewitness accounts.

Source: The Daily Mail, Loch Ness Monster? Or a stick…?

About Craig Woolheater
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.

13 Responses to “New Loch Ness Monster Photos”

  1. lukedog 1 responds:

    Object appears a little rigid. Nice to see new nessie possible however.

  2. maslo63 responds:

    Looks a lot like pictures I’ve seen of swimming elephants, not that there are elephants in Scotland but I’m just saying.

  3. stickyum responds:

    Who says the Loch Ness Monster(s) are dead? Robert Rines, in his later years thought “Nessie(s)” died-off for a lack of credible sightings. But, I’m sure Rines, who had seen these incredible animals himself, believed in his heart, they were still very much alive.

    Alexias6 said it best here on November 5, 2009, “the flipper shots, including the fuzzy ‘2 animal’ shot, which were simultaneous with the sonar scans, and also the full head/neck/body shot constitute the real deal(s) and represent the best evidence, along with the Gray photo and the Dinsdale film, despite all attempts to explain them away, or simply storm the literature with with mis-information.”

    As far as I’m concerned, Dr. Roy Mackle & Dr. Robert Rines believed, without a shadow of doubt, that the Loch Ness Monsters exist at Loch Ness, then so be it! The fact of the matter is “Nessie” photographs, films & reliable-credible sightings by up-standing, reputable people, as well as, The Royal Airforce & The Scottish Police is ALL that counts! “Nessie’s” pompous-pundants and conceited debunkers, like Adrian Shine, Joe Nichols, Ben Radford will always live in their own little world of doubting, denial & skepticism, even in the face of the Truth!

  4. bobzilla responds:

    stickyum: those “flipper” shots and others taken at that time may have been retouched to look like they do.

    See: The Flipper Pictures Re-examined

    And: The Loch Ness Underwater Photographic Evidence

    I lived and died by those pics as a kid. Still never quite saw a head in that one pick that looked like driftwood or something.

    Still hoping they do find something, though.

  5. Redrose999 responds:

    I see a floating tree stump/aka drift wood. It does look too stiff, and lacks life to it. I don’t see ripple action around it either, no wake behind it. It just seems like it is floating there.

  6. flame821 responds:

    Honestly it doesn’t matter to me. Nessie was the first crypto mystery I was exposed to and will always hold a special place in my heart. My uncle used to tell us the best stories about “Water Beasties” like Nessie, Kelpies, aughisky (each uisge), dobhar-chu, Old Meg and a host of fairy and sidhe pets and monsters.

  7. Zilla responds:

    Log or rock. That thing is so stiff, there is no way it’s an animate object. I would love it to be Nessie, but I doubt it. There was a time when two sightings in a year was problematic. Now it’s a good Nessie year.

  8. Tacos_with_Chili responds:

    It looks like an Elephant to me. The back and the Trump…. Oh well, I can always be wrong.

  9. stickyum responds:

    @ bobzilla: Firstly, I forgot to include in my list of Nessie’s debunkers: Dick Raynor and Tony Harmsworth who unfortunately have spent much of their lives trying to dismiss ALL evidence of the factual (Gov’t. Authorities) & filmed truth of the existence of The Loch Ness Monsters. Yeah, I’ve read what Raynor wants the public to believe by his repeated & distorted accounts of the authenticity of Dr. Rine’s A.A.S. photos. But, it can be noted that other, more prominent people of Cryptozoology believed his assertions were nothing more than B.S. & a fabrication of the real scientific evidence, in-order to discredit the AAS & Rines.

    Then there’s Tony Harmsworth & his Loch Ness Information Website – a total masterpiece of B.S., mis-information & Yellow Journalism concerning, what he interprets as His Own Skeptical News about this subject. He not only has ripped-apart & tried to discredit the famed Dr. Roy Mackal & his scientific conclusions of the existence of the Loch Ness Monsters, but had the unmitigated-gaul to challenge the World-Renouned Scientist, Dr. Robert Rines & his Academy of Applied Science’s Team, accusing both of “doctoring” those photographs. What “Nerve”? Neither one, Raynor or Harmsworth, hold a “grain of salt” of legitimacy compared to Rines & Mackal’s research & evidence.

    Quoted from Harmsworth’s Website, in his own words, “Dr Rines, Admit the retouching of the flipper and the garbage of the gargoyle head. Get it out of the way and earn some real respect.”

    Respect? You want Respect Mr. Harmsworth? And these inflamatory words coming from a person who was tossed-out of the L.N.I. Yeah Right! Like the respect you afforded Dr. Mackal & Dr. Rines?

  10. mungofoot responds:

    It doesn’t seem to be moving to me either, log? Maybe animal corpse? Possibly basking reptile of some sort? Less likely, but who knows?

  11. kittalia responds:

    First part doesn’t look like a log. My guess is a small boat hit a log and flipped.

  12. springheeledjack responds:

    I want to know why we got to only see the photo that was taken after the head submerged.

    Again, as with most of these “one shot” photos, it’s hard to get any details on one photo. With cameras the way they are these days, it should be relatively easy to hold the button down and shoot, or repeatedly shoot photos…of course the downfall of the digital photo age is that there’s a delay between photos.

    And it’s too bad the Rines photos were enhanced–once that came out, any credibility of the photos as evidence got destroyed. I’ve seen the un-enhanced, and it’s much more vague, but it would have been better off left untouched up.

    If our friend can produce the other photo before the head submerged, then we might be getting somewhere…

  13. wuffing responds:


    Your religious fervour and vitriolic tantrum remind me of a kid who has has just been told Santa Claus isn’t real.

    You are entitled to express your views, but in this pursuit it is always useful to be open to new information, especially from people who were there on the day.

    Your collective attack on the likes of Radford and “Nichols”, who were not Loch Ness field investigators, and Raynor, Shine and to a lesser extent Harmsworth, who were, is ill-informed. Harmsworth by the way wasn’t “booted out” of the LNI – it had ceased operations 8 years before he turned up at Loch Ness.

    These investigators are not promoting or decrying “belief in monsters” – that is something you’ll have to discuss with your Mom – they are discussing the validity of the evidence presented for the existence of unknown animals in any particular place, and so far it isn’t looking good.

    Respect? You want Respect Mr. Harmsworth? And these inflamatory words coming from a person who was tossed-out of the L.N.I. Yeah

    I bet you wish they had emoticons on the website! Stomp Stomp.

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