Sunday 28 May 2023

Loch Long Monster


Long Long Mystery

Loch Long is a body of water in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The Sea Loch  measures 20 miles (30 kilometres) in length and is 2 miles (3 kilometres ) wide at its widest. The loch is joined to  Loch Goil, on its western side.

In September 2022 A “monster”  was photographed in the Loch.

Strange creature spotted in Loch Long could be 'Nessie on holiday'

Jamie Houghton was bird-watching when he spotted the odd creature breaking the surface of the loch.A strange creature spotted at one of Scotland's most popular lochs has led to people asking if Nessie has decided to take a wee holiday. Jamie Houghton, 50, was bird-watching at Loch Long when he spotted something odd in the water.

The insurance broker from Derbyshire was shocked when he noticed a commotion on the surface on the loch, quickly grabbing his phone he was able to capture a few pics of the creature which appears to have dark mottled skin which is covered in seaweed.

Jamie explained he was visiting the loch in Argyll near the holiday lodges at Ardgartan in June this year when he snapped the intriguing images.

"It was difficult to say what size it was as it was some distance away," he said. "Sort of close to the middle of the Loch, the pictures I took are zoomed in and cropped heavily on just a basic camera.

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 However Long Long has several visitors including grey seals, pilot whales, porpoises, dolphins and  even a humpback whale has been spotted. So the monster could well be the fin or tail of a whale or dolphin.

Until you read Loch Goil was also said  to have a monster.It was called a sea dragon and according to folklore attacked strangers .A knight may have caused its demise but very little information is available. A few lines in an old text written by a traveller.

So a sea creature or a monster? We will see if any more sightings are reported.

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