Schoolgirl’s Picture of Loch Ness Monster Described As The ‘Best In Years’
A Leeds schoolgirl believes she has caught the best picture of the Loch Ness monster in years on her smart phone while on a family holiday.
Charlotte Robinson, 12, was away with her family in Invermoriston, Scotland, when she took a picture of the water which appeared to have a mysterious hooked shape figure poking out from the surface.
The school girl claims Nessie surfaced for a minute, last Friday evening, before disappearing and resurfacing again 10 feet further away.
During the build up to her holiday Charlotte was fixated on the idea of spotting the mysterious creature but never thought she would actually find it.
"There was something in the water about 50 feet from the shore. I took a photo. It had a neck and head was in the shape of a hook," she told the Daily Mail.
"I just took what I saw. It was black - I just don't know how far it was out of the water. I'm not good at judging distances.
"But after about a minute it disappeared and then came back up again in a different place. It was up for less than a minute the second time.
"I kinda believed in Nessie, but I wanted to see the proof. I always imagined her as having a long neck and flippers.
"I have seen something but I'm not sure what."
Charlotte's sighting has been praised by experts and Steve Feltham who has spent 27 years trying to solve the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster described the image as 'the best of Nessie in years'.
He said: "I am totally excited by this photograph - it is the best of 'Nessie' in years.
"There is clearly a solid object in it and it is relatively clear. It warrants further study.
"There may be a mundane explanation such as a seal, but I have not heard of a seal in the loch this year. For my money it is larger than a seal or an otter. It is a fantastic picture by Charlotte."
Charlotte was on holiday with her parents Kat, 41 and Dave, 52 who had stayed in the same place 16 years earlier.
When she told her mum what she had discovered she wasn't so sure, Kat said: "Charlotte said she had taken a photo of a creature in the loch and I said 'right, sure you have.
"For weeks she's been going on about seeing the Loch Ness Monster. But when I saw the picture, I couldn't believe it.
"Something's there. With all the sightings over the years there must be something in the loch."
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