In a surprising revelation, Chie Kelly, a translator, captured what are being called the “most exciting” photographs of the Loch Ness Monster to date, although she initially hesitated to share them due to fear of ridicule. These startling images depict an unidentified eel-like creature slowly moving on the surface of Loch Ness.
The sighting occurred in 2018 when Chie Kelly and her husband, Scott, were taking photographs at Dores, near Inverness. They observed a mysterious creature moving from right to left over a distance of approximately 100 meters before it disappeared without resurfacing.
Chie Kelly, originally from Japan, was initially reluctant to share the photographs but was inspired to do so after a recent major search for Nessie involving hundreds of volunteers. She eventually showed the images to veteran Nessie hunter Steve Feltham, who has been searching for the Loch Ness Monster for over 30 years. Feltham was astounded by the photographs.
Chie Kelly described the creature as eel-like, with no visible head or neck, and it exhibited peculiar spinning and rolling movements on the water’s surface. Although she couldn’t accurately determine its length, she estimated that the visible parts were less than two meters long.
Steve Feltham expressed his excitement, calling these photographs the most compelling surface images of Nessie he had seen. He emphasized that they warranted further investigation and were not merely driftwood but rather a moving and unexplained creature.
This revelation comes as the Loch Ness Monster phenomenon approaches its 90th anniversary since the first modern sighting in 1933. Various theories have been proposed to explain Nessie, with recent genetic studies suggesting the presence of giant eels in Loch Ness.
In 2020, sonar images captured off Invermoriston by skipper Ronald Mackenzie added to the mystery, showing an object approximately 32 feet long hovering about 62 feet above the lake bottom, over 500 feet down.
The Loch Ness Monster remains a subject of fascination, with numerous sightings logged over the years. However, one of the most famous photographs of Nessie, taken in 1934 by Colonel Robert Wilson, was later revealed to be a hoax involving a toy submarine.
The search for the Loch Ness Monster continues to captivate the public, generating substantial interest and tourism revenue for the region. The mystery endures, with over 1,160 official sightings recorded in the Loch Ness Monster register.
Chie Kelly’s long-hidden photographs of a mysterious creature in Loch Ness have reignited interest in the search for the Loch Ness Monster, captivating enthusiasts and experts alike. The photographs have been deemed the most compelling surface images of Nessie to date, prompting further investigation into the elusive creature’s existence.