I came across this today:
From our files of 17 November 1972
A 14-year-old Bo’ness boy claimed that he had come within 15 yards of the Loch Ness Monster. Michael McCullough was walking along the banks of Loch Ness when the giant creature appeared in front of him and his three friends
I had never heard of this sighting and can find no other information about it. Any one know if this was a hoax or any information about it? please comment.