Thursday, November 3, 2016

Loch Ness Monster Sighting. Not Seals. Definitely Not Seals. Nope.

In honor of a reader informing me that Nessie is an "unproven fact," ('myth' would suffice) that only serves as an attraction for visitors of "Lake Loch Ness," ('Loch Ness' would suffice) who doesn't understand satire, let's talk about the latest Loch Ness Monster sighting!

Image source: Scotsman

Last month, Scottish whiskey warehouse worker (really) and amateur photographer Ian Bremner snapped some shots around Loch Ness. While reviewing his photos later from home he realized he captured the "monster" emerging from the water. Suffice it to say, people are losing their shit.

“It’s a part of the world that always makes you second guess what you’re seeing," Bremner said. Bremner's photo obviously fits within the Loch Ness Monster cache. It's big. It's dark. It's serpent-like. I guess?

Since 1933, Loch Ness Monster sightings have often been reported. 1,081 to be exact. Including Bremner's sighting, there have been five others this year, the highest since 2002.

Science educator and Sharon Hill explained that "This photo actually provides good evidence to show what lake monster sightings might really be: known animals going about their business. However, I'm not convinced that this photo was taken at Loch Ness and that it has not been manipulated. Bremner's story doesn't hang together. Seals are not that common in the Loch, though they have been seen before." Also, that Bremner didn't notice the "monster" even though it's in perfect focus. Also, that the depth of field suggests the photo was focused exactly where the thingy appeared. Also, this guy just wants some money for his picture can we just get the guy some money so we can keep the Inverness Tourism Board afloat?

Image source: Outer Layer

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