A woman, inspired by the biggest search for the creature in over 50 years, finally revealed pictures she took of the Loch Ness Monster in 2018.
Chie Kelly says she was too scared to show them, fearing ridicule, but that because of the recent search she decided to share them with Nessie hunter Steve Feltham.
“My husband was originally from the Inverness area and Dores beach is a very special place to me as it where he used to take me when we first met,” Kelly told the Daily Record.
“We had lunch in the Dores Inn and then started walking around. I was just taking pictures with my Cannon camera of Scott and our daughter Alisa, who was then five, when about 200 metres from the shore, moving right to left at a steady speed was this creature.
“It was spinning and rolling at times. We never saw a head or neck. After a couple of minutes it just disappeared and we never saw it again.”
“It was making this strange movement on the surface,” described Kelly. “We did not hear any sound. There were these strange shapes below the surface. I could not make out any colors – the water was dark.
“I could not accurately assess its length, but the two parts that were visible were less then two meters long together.
“I don’t know what it was but it was definitely a creature – an animal.”
Feltham, who has been searching for the Loch Ness Monster for more than 30 years, was suitably impressed by the photos taken by Kelly.
“These are the most exciting surface pictures (of the Loch Ness Monster) I have seen,” he said. “They are exactly the type of pictures I have been wanting to take for three decades. It is rare to see something so clear on the surface.
“They are vindication for all the people who believe there is something unexplained in Loch Ness. They are remarkable. I have studied them and still do not know what it is.”
He did, however, add, “It is not driftwood – it is a moving creature and totally unexplained.”