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Could this be the latest Nessie sighting?

By Rosemary Lowne

Is this Nessie? Photo by William Jobes
Is this Nessie? Photo by William Jobes

A HOLIDAYMAKER who has been looking for the Loch Ness Monster for 45 years believes he may have at last captured the elusive creature on camera.

William Jobes was walking along the Abbey footpath in Fort Augustus with his wife Joan when he spotted what appeared to be a head bobbing above the water 200 to 300 yards from the shore.

"I got a wonderful shock," he said. "I have actually been coming up to Inverness for the past 45 years and I have never seen anything like this before."

Quickly grapsing his camera, the retired 62-year-old from Irvine in Ayrshire managed to take a single picture before the "head" disappeared under the surface. However, to his delight a dark, hump-like shape broke the waves and he was able to take more photographs.

Mr Jobes is convinced it was not a seal or piece of wood.

"To be honest I know the difference between a piece of wood or a particular animal," he said. "I immediately did think it was a seal but it’s head was like a sheep."

However, veteran Nessie hunter Steve Feltham, remains sceptical, although he admits the hump photograph cannot be immediately explained and is worth further investigation.

"The river comes out there and something large could have come down the river and flowed out there," he suggested.

Mr Jobes’ is the second potential sighting of Nessie so far this summer. Last monthFoyers shop and cafe owner Jan Hargreaves and her husband Simon believe they caught a glimpse of the creature.

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