Scottish photographer and whiskey warehouse worker Ian Bremner, 58, may have captured the Loch Ness Monster (aka Nessie) with his camera. Bremner was driving through the Scottish Highlands when he took the picture.
Bremner claims that he was out looking for red deer to photograph, according to the Huffington Post. He tends to spend his time on the weekends out in nature taking photographs. However, something drew him toward the water, where he took the viral photo. At the time, he had no idea that he captured the Loch Ness Monster in the image, he thought he was just taking pictures of the water and the beauty that it presented to him.
When he returned home, Bremner was astonished to realize he actually snapped a shot of the Loch Ness Monster. Although he claims he was skeptical of Nessie’s existence prior to the image, he now admits that he may second-guess his beliefs.
“It’s a part of the world that always makes you second guess what you’re seeing.”
Bremner showed the image to his friends. However, their reception revealed their disbelief as they claimed the image to be nothing more than three seals chasing each other in a straight line, according to the Metro. Observing the face on the right of the image does seem to reveal the face of a seal.
“I suppose it could be seals, but I’m not so sure. The more I think about it, the more I think it could be Nessie.”
The first image of Nessie was captured in 1933. Although many skeptics have claimed to prove it false, there are many who still believe in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. Bremner believes his photo may be further proof of her existence. Yet, he does caution that if you believe too deeply, you may begin to see what is not there.
“You start seeing things even when you know fine there’s nothing there.”
Reported sightings of the Loch Ness Monster have reached over 1,000. As a result, tourism is a huge business in Highland and brings in nearly £30 million per year. Documented sightings such as Bremner’s is sure to provide a boost to that total, even if it may only be a trio of playful seals.
Despite constant hunts for the Loch Ness Monster, detailed sonar mappings of the loch, and multitudes of visitors scanning the water for signs of Nessie, there seems to be more proof that she does not exist. Yet, there is such a desire to see the Loch Ness Monster in action that tourists converge on the area in droves in hopes of catching a single glimpse. Bremner’s photo is sure to ignite a flame that brings in even more tourists.
The Loch Ness Monster may be tied in popularity to Big Foot and is frequently featured in documentaries and horror films. Both are elusive enough that they may never be truly found yet reveal themselves just enough to keep their legend alive.
Don’t worry, there is definitely NO reasonable explanation. It’s the Loch Ness monster: https://t.co/Qz1Wsg5nHC
— Sarah Cannon (@Saille) September 16, 2016
Although hunts for the Loch Ness Monster are ongoing, one wonders what would happen if she was officially found. Would she be captured and placed in a zoo? Or, would she be humanely put to sleep and studied by science?
— Anna Kaling (@AnnaKaling) September 16, 2016
Whether or not the image actually is the Loch Ness Monster, it is sure to keep the urban legends alive and well.
What are your thoughts? Could it actually be the Loch Ness Monster?
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