A black hump emerged on the surface of Loch Ness, the famous Scottish lake where the legendary Nessie (Loch Ness Monster) is supposed to live. Connie Ross and her daughter Reyshell Avellanoza were so mesmerized when they saw it that they just stood there and eventually videoed a disturbance in the water.
The video footage is clear, unfortunately we cannot see any creature breaking through the surface as it had already submerged. However, many say this is probably the most credible video pointing to something big living in the loch.
Ms. Avellanoza, from the Philippines, was on her first visit to Scotland. She came with Heather Elizabeth, her five-year-old daughter to visit her stepfather Campbell Ross and his wife (her mother) Connie Ross.
By the time they started filming, the creature had already submerged, but a whirlpool is visible
When Ms. Ross and her daughter were taking pictures near the bank of the loch, they saw something large emerge from under the water. Unfortunately, during those seconds that the creature was clearly visible, according to them, they just stared at it, enthralled, and did not think of filming until a few seconds later.
By the time they started filming the mysterious creature had sunk to just below the surface and was moving away from the bank, leaving behind a whirlpool of disturbed water.
In an interview with Copyline Scotland, Ms. Ross said:
“Campbell drove us down to the loch last Tuesday. He stayed in the car park, and my daughter and granddaughter walked down to go round the Castle and then take pictures by the loch-side.”
“It was about 1.30pm in the afternoon and I had my still camera. Reyshell had her tablet and we were taking pictures when Heather pointed out something in the water. She said it looked like a big black belly. We looked and could see this big disturbance quite a way out and this big black object in the middle of it.”
The famous ‘Surgeon’s Photograph’ was published by the Daily Mail in April 1934 and got everybody excited about ‘compelling proof’ that Nessie really existed. Many years later, however, it was shown to be an elaborate hoax. (Image: Wikimedia)
“We were so mesmerised, we didn’t immediately think of taking pictures although we had the cameras in our hands. By the time we realised what we were seeing and began filming and snapping away, the object had sank virtually out of sight and moved away further into the loch, leaving behind a perfect circle of water – like a whirlpool.”
She took still photos while her daughter used her zoom and tried to get a closer look, but it was nowhere near as good as what they saw with their own eyes, unfilmed.
Mrs. Ross said:
“One of my pictures shows a dark object behind the circle of water and that was it moving away. We were all quite excited by it. I have always been a believer in the monster and for my family to see it was amazing. If we had been a little quicker with our cameras, we would have better images.”
Nessie legend started with St. Columba in 565 AD
The first report we know of regarding a monster in Loch Ness appears in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, who wrote in the 7th century one hundred years after an event.
Saint Columba, an Irish monk, was staying with his companions in the land of the Picts when he saw that some locals were burying a man by the Rives Ness.
They told him that the dead man had been swimming in the river when a ‘water beast’ attacked him, mauling him and dragging him under water. When they eventually managed to get him out of the water he was dead.
Columba shocked the Picts by sending his follower Luigne moccu Min to swim across the river. The water beast went after him, but Columba made the sign of the Cross and told it “Go no further. Do not touch the man. Go back at once!”
The beast stopped as if it had been “pulled back with ropes” and swam away terrified. Both Columba, his men and the pagan Picts praised God for the miracle.
Earlier this week a tour guide took a spectacular photograph of a meteor shooting across the sky above Loch Ness.