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Index of Landbased Monster Sightings
Observer: A group of children near graveyard Date: 1879 Place: North shore Description: Observed strange creature coming down hillside to loch. Colour as an elephant, small head turning side to side on long neck. 'Waddled into water.' Observer: E.H. Bright and cousin Date: 1880 Place:Drumnadrochit Description: Observed 'monster' emerge from wooded area and 'waddle' into water on four legs. Left wash after entering water. Long neck, dark grey. Observer: Gypsy woman Date: 1890's Place: Unknown Description: Unknown Observer: Five or six children including William MacGruer Date: 1912 Place: Inchnacardoch Bay Description: Queer looking animal moved to the Loch and vanished in the water. Compared to a camel but smaller, long neck, humped-back and fairly long legs, sandy pale yellow colour. Observer: Mrs Peter Cameron and 2 brothers Date: 1919 Place: Unknown Description: Small head like a camel, long neck, humped-back and 4 limbs. Colour like a camel. Observer: Alfred Cruickshank Date: April1923 at night Place: Unknown Description: Body 10-12ft long, tail 10-12ft long. Maximum diameter of body, 5-7ft, Arched back. Khaki green colour, lighter underbelly. Four legs, thick like an elephants, with large webbed feet. Observer: Alec Muir Date: 1930's Place: Inverfarigaig Description: A 'monster' alleged to have crossed the road in front of car. Left visible trail and depressed area in moss where it must have been lying. Observer: School children Date: 1930's Place: Drumnadrochit Description: They said they had seen a most peculiar and horrifying animal in the bushy swamp in Urquhart Bay Observer: Mrs Eleanor Price-Hughes Date: 1933 Place: Unknown Description: Alleged to have seen 'monster' emerge from the bushes and vanish into Loch. Carried something pink in mouth. (note: it has been said that this sighting was a hoax) Observer: David Stewart Date: March 1933 Place: Altsigh Description: A grey coloured creature came out of the bushes and disappeared into the Loch, it had a long neck. Observer: George Spicer Date: July 22nd 1933 Place: Unknown Description: Length 6-8ft long, thick body, long neck, greyish colour, saw near where neck joined body something flapping up and down. (They later decided it was tail bent round) Maximum diameter 4-5ft. Observed 150-200 yds away. Observer: Mrs M. F MacLennan Date: August 1933 Place: Unknown Description: Observed a dark grey mass on the beach estimated 20-25ft in length, back looked ridged, had several humps on it. When asked about limbs, Mrs MacLennan replied saying it had short, thick, clumsy legs with a kind of hoof very like a pigs but much larger. Observer: Mrs Reid Date: December 1933 Place: Inverfarigaig Description: Strange animal resting on slope of Loch shore. Partially obscurred by bracken. Hairy mane on neck, rest of body seemed hairy. Shaped like a hippopotamus, large round head, short thick legs, dark colouration. Observer: Mr Arthur Grant Date: January 1934 Place: Unknown Description: Small head and long neck, bulky body with 2 slight humps, long tail, rounded at end. Head like an eel with large eyes. Overall length 15-20ft, tail 5-6ft, neck 3-4ft long, maximum diameter 4ft. Colour was black or dark brown. Four flippers, front flippers strong. Observer: Doreen Taylor Date: February 1934 Place: Foyers Description: Large creature with long neck and short body, its legs were very thick and it had webbed feet. Observer: Patricia Harvey and Jean MacDonald Date: February 1934 at night Place: Inchnacardoch Bay Description: Observed an animal crossing a stream by moonlight, moving out of sight towards the Loch. Thick body at shoulder tapering towards tail, dark colour, underside of neck white, 4 short legs. Height about 6ft, length 8-10ft. Moved with speed. Observer: Miss Margaret Munro Date: June 5th 1934 Place: Unknown Description: Using binoculars observed at 200-300 yds, an animal almost clear of the water for 25mins. Giraffe like neck, small head, dark grey body, and two very short forelegs or flippers clearly seen. Observer: Mr Torquil Macleod Date: February 28th 1960 Place: Unknown Description: Observed on opposite shore of the Loch, grey black mass at a distance of 1700yds. Used binoculars 7x50. Estimate animal 45ft in length. Observed one pair of paddles, thought he saw a third, square end flipper forward of the other pair, described one end like elephants trunk. Finally flopped into water Observer: Members of the Loch Ness Phenomena Investigation Bureau Ltd camera team. Date: June 6th 1963 Place: Achnahannet Description: A dark object was filmed at the water's edge on a small beach 2.5 miles from the Achnahannet main camera rig, slight movement seems to occur, but may be caused by wave action or halation. Size estimated by Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, 7-17ft.
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