Morag of Loch Morar Makes a Comeback

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 26th, 2013

Doug Christie and his wife Charlotte claim they spotted a 20ft black shape in the water three times in two days and are convinced the beast has returned.

Sighting of the 20ft object near the loch’s surface.

She has been quiet for more than two decades without even the hint of a recorded sighting…

But now Scotland’s second most famous Loch monster – Morag of Loch Morar – has made a comeback.

Holidaymaker Doug Christie, a recently retired oil industry engineer not given to flights of fancy, said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a solid 20ft black shape in the water.

He and wife Charlotte say they saw the beast three times during a stay at Kisimuil B&B by the loch. Doug, 66, from Brechin, Angus, said: “I could not believe my eyes.

“I am not the type to get excited unduly but this just couldn’t be explained.

“It was a large black shape on the loch that looked just like a bit of a ­submarine and around the same size.

Charlotte said: “I thought it was a whale. We saw it three times in the space of two days.

“The ­longest sighting was about 10 minutes before it submerged again.”

The couple were staying for a night at the B&B owned by Barra-born Michael MacNeil, 53, and his 50-year-old nurse wife Catherine, who was brought up on the lochside.

Michael said: “Doug shouted to me asking if there was a rock out in the middle of the loch.

“I laughed and shouted back that the loch was almost 1000ft deep and there were no rocks near the surface.

“But sure enough, there was a largish black object, maybe two, very close together, in the middle of the two-mile-wide loch.

“I have seen otters in the loch but this was no otter, much bigger and almost ­motionless.”

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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.

4 Responses to “Morag of Loch Morar Makes a Comeback”

  1. wuffing responds:

    Strange the way a 20 foot monster in the middle of a two mile wide lake can look like a couple of ducks 100 yards from the beach…

  2. dconstrukt responds:

    strange how you never see any body or anything resembling a living thing… yet people swear they’re seeing something.

  3. PhotoExpert responds:

    I think a bit of embellishment is taking place here. I am looking at the photo. I hear the testimony of the witness saying that the object he saw in the water was a 20 foot object. I am looking at the shoreline and the proclaimed 20 foot object.

    My conclusion: The object is nowhere near 20 feet in length. Not even close! It is at best 2-3 feet in length and that may be generous because I can not exclude part of the wake as being part of the object.

    Knowing the type of tree and knowing the average size of one of its leaves, gives us a great comparison for the size of the object in question.

    It looks like a goose swimming away from camera. Nothing more and nothing less. A 20 foot creature would have made one hell of a wake, much more than what we are seeing in this photo. 20 feet? C’mon! The witness may be an engineer but his observation skills on the water are highly questionable.

    Since the object is small and does not back up the eyewitness testimony, it is not even worth my time for photo analysis. As you know, I always at least try to attempt to analyze photos of even questionable merit if they back up the eyewitness testimony. This one does not!

    I suggest new glasses for the engineer!

  4. cryptokellie responds:

    Jings…I dinnae know Morag were a quine. Tis enough ta give yer whirlypits.

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