In addition, the monster also must appreciate a change of scenery as it was spotted in a river in Canada.
Matthew, 17, believes that he has captured the creature on camera — swimming in a river about 4,000 miles away from Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
The teen was on vacation in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, when he saw what looked to be the famous creature, swimming through the river.
The Florida student saw a “long neck protruding out of the water,” and quickly snapped two photos.
“All the hairs on my body went up as I became astonished at what I saw in the water. I recently took a trip to Alberta, Canada, for my sister’s sweet 16th birthday to see wildlife. It was when admiring the beautiful view in front of us when I spotted the strange creature.” he said.
“After an hour hiking, we took a break on a hill with a great view of Bow River where my sister and I saw what appeared to be a prehistoric animal swimming. I pointed my sister to what I was seeing, and she too stood shocked.”
“I immediately took photos, and after evaluating them, my sister and I responded with the same conclusion – the Loch Ness Monster. I made no hesitation to rush taking out my camera and capture photos. My sister ran off to the rest of my family to bring them while I stayed and took photos.”
Alleged sightings of “Nessie” date back to the sixth century Scotland but the most famous account came after an iconic 1934 “Surgeon’s photograph.”
Matthew claimed that he has taken the most accurate pictures of Nessie, adding:
“I have what I believe to be the most accurate photos of the Loch Ness Monster that has been captured since the 1933 photo.”
“Sadly, my parents and sister did not make it in time before the creature disappeared below the surface. But when I showed the photos to my family, they also were astonished and thought the same thing.
“It definitely looks like the Loch Ness Monster.”
As you can see, the images reveal what looks to be a long, thin neck poking out of the water.
The very first photo taken which claims to reveal the Loch Ness monster was taken by Hugh Gray at River Foyers in 1933.
“Gray was returning from church and was walking near to where the River Foyers meets the loch. He saw an object of considerable dimensions rise out of the flat calm waters of the loch to what he estimated was a height of about 3 feet. He immediately got his camera ready and took a series of 5 photos before the loch had returned to being flat calm again. Mr Gray thought he had missed anything of interest so the film stayed in the camera for the next three weeks until his brother had it developed but only one of the pictures came out and this is now one of the classic pictures of the Loch Ness monster.”
“The picture has been studied by four photographic experts and all have found it to be without trace of tampering. Dr Maurice Burton. a zoologist, believed it to show an otter in the act of diving but F. W. Holiday, a well known fishing writer, thought it was some kind of giant marine worm.”
Well, well, well Matthew — you may have some conclusive evidence after all!
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