A boat captain from Scotland who says a sonar image he took of a large underwater object is the Loch Ness monster, has won the Best Nessie Sighting of The Year Award.
Marcus Atkinson, 43, of Fort Augustus, took a cellphone picture of his sonar screen when it showed an object about 75 feet down in Loch Ness and measuring nearly 5 feet wide.
Atkinson said his equipment makes the length of the object difficult to pinpoint, but he is convinced the serpent-like shape on his sonar readout depicts the Loch Ness monster.
The picture he took of the readout won him the Best Nessie Sighting of The Year Award from bookmakers William Hill.
“I have seen a lot of pictures in 21 years of being here but this is the most clearest image yet,” Atkinson said. “Undoubtedly, there is something in the loch.”
However, Simon Boxall, from the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, England, said there is a more mundane explanation for the sonar picture.
“The picture is built up slowly as the boat moves so it’s not a snap shot and thus the image is not an image of a single object unless it is very still,” he said. “The image shows a bloom of algae and zooplankton that would exist on what would be a thermocline. Zooplankton live off this algae and reflect sound signals from echo sounders and fish finders very well.”
This latest trail cam photo of a purported Bigfoot taken by a person who chose not to reveal himself and was handed over to a blogger named Melissa Hovey.
Melissa “struggled” with releasing the photo to the Bigfoot community as she made a promise to the person that he can trust her.
Is this photo real? You be the judge…
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Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus has claimed to have seen UFO’s and has posted a picture up on Twitter as proof of his encounter with the third kind.
The Achy Breaky Heart singer seemed spooked by the episode and took to the social network site in order to share his extra-terrestrial sighting with his followers.
Cyrus wrote on Twitter: “‘O. K. . ..my first UFO sighting. Looks like 5 or 6 disk like shapes hovering. Special moment 4 DAD.’
The photo provided were unclear and inconclusive, with five or six vague lights in the distance as the sun appears to set.
A South Kearny, NJ, witness reports watching and photographing an unidentified object in the sky at 1:31 p.m. on June 17, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness and a co-worker were watching an incoming thunderstorm when they saw the object.
“I have a 10x zoom on my camera and managed to get three pictures as it traveled from south to north in a pretty direct path over my job in South Kearny, NJ, before losing sight of it over our building at work,” the witness stated.
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