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Monday, 20 August 2012

Latest Loch Ness Monster Photo Claimed as Hoaxed

And from the National Geographic, a photo of the the model which is to be towed behind the boat on a line, as it sits on the dock in preparation for the hoax to follow

Special thanks go to Mike Playfair who provided the photos and the information


Loch Ness Monster photograph branded a hoax by Nessie enthusiast


A photograph which received thousands of online views apparently showing the Loch Ness Monster has been branded a hoax by a Nessie enthusiast.
Tour boat operator George Edwards said he took the photograph at the loch in November 2011.
But another Loch Ness Monster enthusiast has come forward claiming the image shows a fibreglass model, and says he has the hump to prove it.
For 21 years Steve Feltham has lived on the shores of Loch Ness, hoping to solve the mystery of the elusive monster.
So he was delighted to spot recent media coverage of what was heralded as the definitive photo proving Nessie's existence, snapped Mr Edwards.
But now Mr Feltham says he has new evidence blowing the photograph's authenticity out of the water.
He says he is convinced Mr Edwards took the picture during the filming of a documentary on the monster which he participated in, and has sourced the film's fake fibreglass hump which he believes is the star of Mr Edwards' snap.
Mr Feltham said: "There's absolutely no doubt that this is the same thing. Look at the step slope on the front – it's got several ridges on it. The number of ridges is the same as on the model.
"And as the tail and slopes down towards the back, just as it reaches the water there's a lump on the back of the body. That's on the model as well."
Mr Edwards declined to be interviewed on camera, but told STV News that he denied knowing anything about a fake hump.
He said Mr Feltham was entitled to his opinion and said people who make their livelihoods from the Loch should be happy it is in the news.


  1. Good work, Mr. Feltham. =)

  2. I don't think the second photo is of the hoax in progress, it is a photo of the Nessie prop on a boat during the filming of a documentary of which it was part of the inventory.

  3. It is not necessary to catch the hoaxer red-handed but to show how the hoax was done and why we need not take the photo seriously. I think the point was demonstrated well enough.

    Incidentally I deleted the second, duplicate copy of your comment. I didn't think you would mind.

  4. "a photo of the hoax in process: the model being towed behind the boat on a line:"

    It looks like a photo of a model hump on the foredeck of a boat going forwards to me, and in now way shows how a hoax was done.

    Please be more rigorous.

  5. Right, then I apologise for directly quoting the source and not rewording it the way that you wanted previously. I do NOT apologise for saying that the photo you refer to implies that the other one is a hoax. it does indeed do so, the model is the same. I am sorry that you define a lack of rigour to mean directly quoting the source as given. I shall channge the wording at my own first convenience.

    Incidentally, policy is still that I have the absolute right to delete any anonymous posting to this blog with no further discussion simply on the grounds that it is an anonymous comment

  6. I was at Loch Ness last Monay an took a trip out on a tourist boat. The tour guide who was showing us some interesting sonar stuff, an was trying to suggest that Nessie was a giant cannabalistic trout, called a Ferox. To be honest I had not heard of a ferox before, sounds fishy to me.

  7. "Ferox trout" means basically a big trout that feeds on smaller trout. To quote one of the definitions: "How can you tell a ferox trout from another brown trout? Frankly as an angler you can't. A big highland trout is more likely to be piscivorous and thus a ferox. A highland trout with a big head and kype is more likely to be a ferox, but equally could be a big male seatrout"
    I don't believe that would account for many "Monster" sightings.

  8. Good god Dale you must have eyes the size of dinner plates the huge amount of raw data trawling you manage to get through.

    But it's a good find and I'd suggest the model for the currently disputed 'Nessie' pic.

    It also emphasises the seeming vertical flatness and striking angularity of parts of the 'creature' in the current pic.

  9. Um, did you mean "I'd suggest ADDING A PHOTO of the model"?

  10. Try this link...


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