Bownessie Captured on Photo?

Posted by: John Kirk on September 12th, 2014

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Camera shy: Is this a monster of the deep?

Is this the Loch Ness monster – spotted 150 miles from its traditional home?

Photographer Ellie Williams captured this amazing image of what she believes to be a creature from the deep while taking snaps in the Lake District.

The 24-year-old had set up her camera tripod to automatically take photos throughout the day at Windermere.

It was only when she reviewed the images, which were supposed to be of the colours of the changing seasons, that she came across the shocking snap.

Source: Is this the Loch Ness monster? Creature photographed in lake – 150 miles from home

I was actually at Windermere back in August, 2006 when the sightings were first reported. In fact I was staying just above the village of Bowness from where Steve Burnyip took his photos. Whatever was in his pictures looked nothing like the object above.

Is the Daily Mirror photo of Bownessie? To coin a lie from Monty Python: Not bloody likely….

Looks like photoshop to me.

Haven’t been back to Windermere since then, but if I had to guess what Bownessie might be, I’d say a Wels catfish based on a number of sighting reports I’ve read, but I am always open to being shown REAL evidence to the contrary.

See also:

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2007: Bownessie Monster
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Is this Bownessie?
England’s Nessie

John Kirk About John Kirk
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.


6 Responses to “Bownessie Captured on Photo?”

  1. skimmer responds:

    If I had not seen the surgeon’s photo I would not even give this photo a second glance. It could be anything.
    Because I have seen the surgeon’s photograph I will give it a second glance but not a third.
    It could be anything but a real animal.

  2. eyeofstrm responds:

    Photoshop, the dumb beeotch forgot to put some kind of ripples or waves around the subject, plus it looks fake as all hell.

  3. eyeofstrm responds:

    Skimmer, I don’t know if you’ve heard the surgeons photo is an admitted fake. Came out years ago.

  4. KPeterson responds:

    Point of order: The Daily Mirror is a tabloid.

    In accordance we should wait for really information. Aside from an actual investigator doing and interviewing the witnesses (and collecting a higher resolution copy of the photograph for actual analysis) there is little point to discussion of the photo this at this time. With the full resolution photograph no discussion will ever be merited.

  5. dconstrukt responds:

    lol i can’t even begin to tell you how fakely photoshoped this looks. (wait, is that a new word? fakely photoshopped?).

    i take back my statement from the last stupid bigfoot hoax video… anyone who thinks THIS photo is real is a BUFFOON! LOL 🙂

  6. skimmer responds:

    eyeofstrm – I read there was a “death bed confession” that the surgeon’s photo was a forgery but that kind of admission is not a sure indication that it was in fact a forgery. I have always thought that the surgeon’s photograph was a curiosity set in the context of other curious claims of the time and not definitive proof of the Loch Ness monster’s existence.

    What I meant was that this photograph would not necessarily be thought of as a “plesiosaur” or lake monster if we had not seen the surgeons photograph first. Also presenting the image on a cryptid site adds to the impression that we are looking at an unknown animal rather than an inanimate object.

    Divorced from our present context it could be a picture of a box and a pipe sticking out of the water. Lack of ripples indicate that it was static. The lack of detail in the photograph support that the photo was staged (why not take a closer photo?). The fact that the object was centered in the photograph argues against it having been not noticed at the time.




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