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Index of Waterbased Monster Sightings
Observer: D Mackenzie Time: 1200 Date: October 1871 Motion: Slow, then moved off at speed Description: Log like, then up-turned boat Observer: Roderick Matheson Time: Unknown Date: 1885 Motion: Forward Description: Described as the biggest thing I ever saw in my Life, neck like a horse with a mane. Observer: Alexander Macdonald Time: Early morning Date: 1888 Motion: Description: He called it salamander-like. Observer: Salmon Angler, Forester, Hotel Keeper and Fishing Ghillies Time: Unknown Date: 1895 Motion: Description: Observers reported that a horrible great beastie appeared in Loch Ness Observer: F Fraser, 2 others Time: Afternoon Date: December 1903 Motion: Could not get closer by rowing towards it. Description: Hump like upturned boat Observer: John Macleod Time: Unknown Date: 1908 Motion: Motionless, then moved off Description: Long tapering tail, eel-like head. 30-40ft, creature lying in the water, flush with surface Observer: William Miller and D McGillvray Time: 0730 Date: May 10th 1923 Motion: Stationary, moved off in arc, submerged. Description: 10-12ft like up-turned boat. Observer: Mrs Cumming and D McGillvray Time: 0930 Date: August 1929 Motion: Motionless, sank with a splash Description: Hump size of horse's body Observer: Ian J. Milne Time: 0730 Date: July 14th 1930 Motion: Splash, moved in an arc at 16-17mph, submerged Description: 2 or 3 shallow humps undulating along back. Observer: James Cameron Time: 1600 Date: Feb 7th 1932 Motion: Little or none, sank Description: Hump like up-turned boat Observer: Mrs Kirton and P.F.Grant Time: 1145 Date: 1933 Motion: Disturbance, moved about, great speed, disappeared and re-appeared 100yds away Description: 6ft by 1ft hump Observer: Mr and Mrs Mackay Time: 1500 Date: April 14th 1933 Motion: Commotion, wake, then humps, turned in arc then sank Description: 20ft overall, 2 humps, one larger Observer: Alexander Shaw and Alister Shaw Time: 1700 to 1800 Date: may 11th 1933 Motion: Wake, then hump moving faster than a rowing boat. Description: 8ft hump like a log Observer: Miss N Smith Time: 1400 Date: August 5th 1933 Motion: Moved circling, submerged Description: 1 hump, size of a rowing boat Observer: Miss P Keyes, R.A.R. Meiklem and Mrs Meiklem Time: 1500 Date: August 5th 1933 Motion: Moved back and forth, submerged Description: 1 hump,(4-6ft) seen end on with ridge (size of cart horse) Observer: Mr A. H. Palmer Time: 0700 Date: August 11th 1933 Motion: Disturbance, wake, saw head, moved off Description: Head set low in the water, front view, mouth opening and closing. Width of mouth 12-18 inches, opened 6inches Observer: Mr G McQueen Time: 1430 Date: August 1933 Motion: Moving slightly, ripples, sank Description: 12ft by 4ft hump Observer: Mr John Cameron Time: 1730 Date: August 15th 1933 Motion: Moving fast, V shaped ripple. Description: 15ft long, hump about 8inches up, like floating telegraph pole. Observer: Mrs E Garden Scott Time: 1100 Date: August 16th 1933 Motion: Submerged Description: Hump like an up-turned boat Observer: Mrs B McDonell and Mrs Sutherland Time: 0900 Date: August 25th 1933 Motion: Moving in an undulating way, submerged Description: Hump with disturbances 20ft behind Observer: Mr W. D. H. Moir Time: 2115 Date: August 26th 1933 Motion: Wash, then moving hump, submerged Description: Long sloping hump, 40ft by 5ft Observer: Mrs J Simpson Time: 0900 Date: October 22nd 1933 Motion: Dived Description: Impression of 2 flippers Observer: Mr A Gillies Time: 1130 Date: October 22nd 1933 Motion: Foam disturbance, submerged, re-appeared Description: Single hump, 2 to3ft out of water Observer: Miss C MacDonald Time: 1245 Date: October 22nd 1933 Motion: Moving slowly, V shaped ripple Description: Single hump, splashing either side toward front. Observer: Mr C Macrae and Mr J Mackinnon Time: 1400 Date: November 10th 1933 Motion: Splashing, sank and rose 2-3 times Description: Single hump like up-turned boat, 25ft by 2ft Observer: Miss N Simpson Time: 0900 Date: November 20th 1933 Motion: Motionless, sank, V-shaped wash Description: One low hump and one small hump, 30ft overall Observer: Mr G Jamieson Time: 1100 Date: December 27th 1933 Motion: Moved across Loch, rapidly dived when car horn sounded Description: Two humps 15 to 20ft overall by 2ft and 3ft Observer: Mr Howard Carson Time: 1825 Date: January 30th 1934 Motion: Wash, moving slowly, submerged. Description: 2 humps 2ft by 3ft, 13ft overall including head and neck Observer: Mrs M MacLennan Time: 1620 Date: February 25th 1934 Motion: Turned from side to side, submerged, left wash. Description: Neck was 6ft round column, top small pointed. Observer: Mr William Mackay Time: 1030 Date: July 12th 1934 Motion: Slowly moving streak on the water, later object appeared, disappeared Description: Single object Observer: Mr William Mackay and Mr William Campbell Time: 1630 Date: July 12th 1934 Motion: Surfaced 5 times then moved off Description: 2 humps, 6ft apart. Observer: Mr R. J. Scott Time: 1240 Date: July 12th 1934 Motion: Appeared to swim on it's side, fin or mane where neck and body met. Description: Overall 18 to 24ft long, body 2ft out with 3 humps above Observer: Mr J. Mackintosh Time: 1015 Date: July 16th 1934 Motion: Moved slowly. Description: 2 humps 3ft out of water, 3ft apart, 15ft overall Observer: Mr A Ross Time: 0820 Date: July 17th 1934 Motion: Turned over and dived Description: Single hump, 20ft long by 2ft Observer: Mr D Ralph Time: 1520 Date: July 24th 1934 Motion: Submerged, no wash. Description: Hump 8ft by 1.5ft Observer: Mr P Grant and Mr James Legge Time: 1020 Date: July 27th 1934 Motion: Moving slowly (50 yds) Description: Hump, 15ft long. Observer: Mr R. J. Scott and Mr Evan Strang Time: 0945 Date: July 30th 1934 Motion: Moving slowly, submerged, re-appeared, submerged. Description: Hump 14ft, 3 portions showing, second appearance 4ft. Observer: Sir Murdock MacDonald and son and one other observer Time: 1800 Date: August 8th 1934 Motion: Moved slowly, about 100yds in five minutes. Description: 2 humps, 15ft overall. Observer: Mrs Marjory Moir, Mrs Grant Shewglie and 3 others Time: Afternoon Date: October 1936 Motion: Head-neck dipped into water often, stationary, turned, shot off, returned head-neck only showing, wake. Description: 3 humps, 30ft overall, middle hump was largest. Observer: S Grant and Mr Scott Time: 1100 Date: January 8th 1943 Motion: Not recorded Description: Observed a moving animal and a second object disturbing the water. Observer: C. B. Farrel Time: 0515 Date: May 1943 Motion: Submerged Description: Single hump, overall size 25-30ft Observer: Mr and Mrs Donald MacIver and daughter and 2 cyclists Time: 1700 Date: July 1947 Motion: Moved at speed. Description: Single object Observer: W. H. Davidson, Mother and Sister, Mrs Cary Time: 0930 Date: July 1954 Motion: V shaped wake, 5 to 6 mph, submerged several times. Description: Single hump, 30ft by 3ft Observer: Mr and Mrs Alan Graham Oxford-Cambridge party Time: 0615 Date: July 1956 Motion: Surfaced, stationary 4 mins, moved off at a fair speed, wash, submerged. Description: Single hump, 4ft by 1.5ft Observer: Peter O'Connor Time: 1000 Date: July 3rd 1960 Motion: Two separate and parallel wakes 4 to 8mph. Description: one or two specks at head of a wake Observer: Bruce Ing Time: 1850 Date: July 10th 1960 Motion: Moved along, bow waved. Description: 8 to 10ft by 1.5 to 2ft hump. Observer: Husband and wife Smiths and crew of small yacht Time: 1640 Date: August 7th 1960 Motion: Wash, moved 9 to 10mph, 2 pairs of splashes. Description: Single hump 10ft by a few inches. Observer: Rev and Mrs W. L. Dobb and son Time: 1515 Date: August 13th 1960 Motion: Wake, appeared and disappeared. Description: Single hump, disappeared, then 2 humps. Observer: Mr McIntosh and Mr Cameron Time: 2230 Date: 1961 Motion: Saw something cutting water, head-neck appeared vertically, sank, re-appeared, sank, re-appeared, submerged. Description: Single hump. Observer: F.W. Holiday Time: 0600 Date: August 24th 1962 Motion: Plunged under. Description: 40 to 45ft object 3ft out, observed to taper either end below surface. Observer: Alastair Grant and Mr Ayton Time: 1930 Date: August 1963 Motion: Wash from front, submerged, re-appeared momentarily Description: At least 4 humps, 35 to 40ft overall Observer: Peter and Pauline Hodge Time: 0815 Date: May 21st 1964 Motion: Moved off when car door slammed Description: Pole-like object. Observer: Miss E. M. J. Keith of Rothienorman and James T. Ballantyne Time: 1920 Date: March 30th 1965 Motion: Commotion, wake, sank twice, moved at speed. Description: Observed part of body. Observer: F. W. Holiday, William Fraser and John Cameron Time: 2230 Date: June 1965 Motion: As moved faster, profile elongated, submerged several times. Description: Single hump like overturned whale boat, dark ridge at top, 10ft by 5 to 6ft Observer: Edward and Vivianne Elliott Time: 0700 Date: September 30th 1965 Motion: Saw wash 15 mins earlier, sank slowly. Description: Object protruding Observer: Mr and Mrs Alistair Macdonald Time: 1430 Date: May 28th 1966 Motion: Description: 3 humps 25 to 30ft overall Observer: Mr and Mrs Pommitz Time: 1005 Date: May 29th 1966 Motion: Wake, moved in jerks Description: Single hump Observer: Mae Macdonald and Sylvia Paterson Time: 1115 Date: May 31st 1966 Motion: Moving fast Description: 3 Humps. Observer: B M Cameron and niece Time: 0945 Date: June 13th 1966 Motion: Moving at 17 mph Description: Small object at head of disturbance Observer: F S Young Time: 0730 Date: June 14th 1966 Motion: Appeared 3 times in centre of disturbance Description: Object in centre of disturbance Observer: Lena Holmgren Time: 1030 Date: June 20th 1966 Motion: Submerged when observers screamed Description: Single object Observer: R W Swan Time: 1513 Date: June 29th 1966 Motion: Gentle surface swimming Description: Single hump 15-20ft Observer: Heather Cary and Mother Time: 0800 Date: July 28th 1966 Motion: Disturbance Description: Single hump Observer: M Pool Time: 0920 Date: September 5th 1966 Motion: Stationary, not bobbing, wake breaking against it Description: 6-7ft by 4ft hump, like upturned boat Observer: Angela Veitch Time: 1800 Date: September 25th 1966 Motion: Disturbance Description: 10ft object Observer: David Wathen Time: 1900 Date: March 1967 Motion: Commotion, moved around in arc, submerged slowly, appeared to fall over sideways. Description: 2 humps approximately 15ft Observer: Peter Davies Time: 1720 Date: August 6th 1967 Motion: Submerged with turbulance Description: Single object 10ft by 3 ft Observer: Norman Schofield Time: 0805 Date: August 7th 1967 Motion: Small object submerged, re-appeared with large hump, submerged Description: Single hump, triangular 10ft, overall 20-30ft Observer: Dennis Gartrell Time: 1205 Date: August 22nd 1967 Motion: Quickly rose up and curling, hit water with commotion Description: 8ft long, flexible Observer: Dennis Bland Time: 1545 Date: September 20th 1967 Motion: Small wave moving along, slowly submerged, wake Description: Hump 9ft by 3ft Observer: John Stroud Time: 1502 Date: September 26th 1967 Motion: Stationary, partially submerged Description: Long 20ft object Observer: Miss C Sanders Time: 1730 Date: April 18th 1968 Motion: Sank slowly, vertically Description: 2 humps 15ft overall Observer: Philip Bull and Howard Pratt Time: 2200 Date: May 5th 1968 Motion: Cruising fast, wash, disappeared Description: Single 10-12ft hump Observer: Fred Deacon and Mrs Deacon Time: 1120 Date: July 10th 1968 Motion: Ripple, surfaced, travelled slowly, submerged Description: Long body Observer: Mr and Mrs E A Grummet and son Time: 1115 Date: September 4th 1968 Motion: Stationary, sumerged twice, final submergance when boat appeared Description: Spherical hump 3ft by 2ft Observer: Cmdr R K Silcock and Mrs Silcock Time: 1530 Date: September 19th 1968 Motion: Broke surface cruising along, submerged 3 times, V-shaped wash Description: 6-8ft hump Observer: J F M MacLeod Time: 0830 Date: November 6th 1968 Motion: Slammed door, splash, ripples moved towards centre of the Loch Description: Neck 4ft long held at 70 degree angle Observer: Bruce Marshall and Bill Jobes Time: 1045 Date: April 7th 1969 Motion: Moved at great speed, disappeared, re-appeared, sank Description: Single hump, then 2 humps, 20-24ft overall Observer: Mr and Mrs D Clayton and Mr and Mrs Maurice Smith Time: 1530 Date: July 26th 1969 Motion: Moved 6-7 mph, submerged, wake Description: Single hump 6ft by 3ft Observer: R A Moyse, two sons and a friend Time: 2030 Date: August 1st 1969 Motion: Moved at 3 mph, submerged Description: 3 humped object, 20-30ft by 12-14 inches Observer: Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Craven and 2 children Time: 0920 Date: August 6th 1969 Motion: Disturbance, surfaced, submerged Description: 2 humped object, 25-30ft by 3-4ft Observer: Mr Jenkyns Time: 1145 Date: November 10th 1973 Motion: Emerged, submerged Description: A rigid pole-like object. Observer: Paul H. Biermasz Time: 10-1100 Date: July 17th 1979 Motion: Speeding from shore Description: Black object Observer: Bill Kinder Time: 1000 Date: April 9th 1996 Motion: Rising out of water Description: Two humps Observer: Two people Time: unknown Date: April 10th 1996 Motion: Moving across Loch Description: Two large brown shapes Observer: Jonathan Murphy Time: unknown Date: May 14th 1996 Motion: unknown Description: Strange object which was photographed Observer: Staff at Craigdarroch House Hotel Time: 2030 Date: June 13th 1996 Motion: Zig-zagged across water Description: Large disturbance followed by a wake Observer: Emilio Demnio and Nikhi Bayeri Time: 1415 Date: July 21st 1996 Motion: Emerged, submerged Description: Large dark hump Observer: Nick Watson and two others Time: 1730 Date: August 1st 1996 Motion: Water disturbance Description: Black hump Observer: Craig Kerr Time: unknown Date: August 18th 1996 Motion: Emerged Description: Photographed head and neck Observer: Staff at Clansman Hotel Time: Around noon Date: 1996 Motion: Emerged, submerged Description: Several black humps Observer: Frank Meyer Time: 0845 Date: September 1996 Motion: Floating under surface Description: Dark object Observer: South African holidaymaker Time: unknown Date: March 21st 1997 Motion: Emerged Description: Two humps Observer: Film Crew Time: 0900 Date: June 21st 1997 Motion: Moving fast across Loch Description: Dark object Observer: Tourist from England Time: 0855 Date: May 30th 1998 Motion: Emerged Description: Large object Observer: Adam and Mark Sutherland, Peter Gillies and Peter Rhind Time: 0500 Date: June 17th 1998 Motion: Emerged, submerged Description: Large object with long tail
Observer: George Edwards Time: 0900
Date: November 2011 Motion: Emerged Description: Slow moving hump
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