Retired skipper Rod Michie has captured a sonar image of a monstrous shape some 600-feet down, and he’s sure it’s the Loch Ness Monster.
Nessie is at it again. In a sonar image captured by retired skipper and Scotsman Rod Michie, 77, the Loch’s famous monster has once again shown her heft at puzzling depths.
Coming in just a month after a similar sighting, Rod Michie’s sonar imaging shows a 33-foot-long object – or monster – in Loch Ness. Similar images in the past have been huge schools of fish. This one, however, has experts baffled – as the object remained intact, and is no longer registering in the same location.
While Michie is just now coming forward with his findings, it was recorded on his boat in June of 2015. Then, as his boat the Jacobite Queen was passing Urquhart Castle – Nessie made herself known. This location is, after all, a “favorite haunt” of the monster. Here, she (or whatever is causing such anomalies) is residing a good 600-750 feet underwater.
“I used to see surprising things visually or by sonar, but every time there was a logical explanation,” Michie says. “But this contact was different. It really is unexplained. I passed over this point many times later but never saw anything again.”
Michie: Loch Ness Monster Is a Big, 20-30 foot Eel
Adding credence to those searching for Nessie before him, Michie says he “also know[s] Ronald Mackenzie well and he is a genuine guy. There is something unexplained down there.”
And what exactly is down there? “My guess,” Michie adds, “is that it is big eel – 20 to 30-feet long.”
“The equipment is improving all the time,” he continues. “and that is most likely to solve the mystery of Nessie. I saw things over the years that I did not want to make a lot of for fear of ridicule, but this sighting in 2015 was very similar to Ronald’s.”
In turn, Loch Ness Monster expert Steve Feltham returns credence to Michie. To Feltham, who holds the record for “longest vigil of looking” for the monster, says that Michie & Mackensie’s sonar images are the “most compelling” of evidence he’s seen.
Whether she’s real or not, it’s doubtful Nessie will be going away any time soon. To the region of Loch Ness alone, she’s said to be worth over $52 million in tourism dollars. As a result of the high traffic to the infamous Loch, ten sightings have been accepted as official this year alone by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.
As hard as it may be to fathom for some, sightings of monster fish – both in fresh and saltwater – are far more common than most think. Scientists are still discovering enormous species in the depths of our oceans and lakes every year.
For all we know, Nessie could be next.
[H/T NY POST]