Experts 'Verify' New Loch Ness Monster Pic

Tour guide George Edwards snaps pic of 'creature'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2012 2:31 PM CDT
Updated Aug 4, 2012 3:00 PM CDT
Experts 'Verify' New Loch Ness Monster Pic
This is not the photo. This is a sculpture in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Dan Reiland, File)

Yet another hazy, distant photo has emerged of a creature swimming around Loch Ness. This one comes from a Nessie tour guide who apparently photographed the mythical, humped monster in Scotland's most popular freshwater loch. "It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was a dark grey color," George Edwards tells the Daily Mail. "It was quite a fair way from the boat, probably about half a mile away but it’s difficult to tell in water."

The pic (available here) shows a dark gray spine emerging long enough to reveal that it is not serrated like a sturgeon's. "I would say it doesn’t prove what Nessie is, but it does prove what Nessie isn’t, " says a Nessie expert who called it "the best photograph I think I have ever seen" of the creature. "I think the images are fantastic—that’s the animal I have been looking for all this time." (Click to read about Nessie's cousin, "Bownessie.")

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