'The most convincing Nessie photograph ever', Skipper claims
And now George Edwards believes he has finally fulfilled his ambition of spotting 'Nessie'; he even photographic evidence to prove it.
Mr Edwards, who has spent 26 years on his quest, managed to capture this image of a dark hump slinking in and out of the lake's waters from the deck of his boat, Nessie Hunter, before it vanished back into the deep.
He claims the picture is the best-ever taken of the Loch Ness Monster and proves once and for all that the elusive leviathan exists - and is definitely not a sturgeon.
LOCH NESS MONSTER: 80 YEARS OF SIGHTINGS
Famous: Perhaps the most famous picture of Nessie was taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist, it was published in the Daily Mail on 21 April 1934
The Loch Ness Monster has been a subject of mass intrigue and debate since it came to the world's attention in 1933.
Scientists have widely written off the idea as a modern-day myth and continued sightings as set ups and wishful thinking.
Yet it has remained a contested phenomenon for almost 80 years.
Perhaps the most famous picture of Nessie was taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist (pictured left). It was published in the Daily Mail on 21 April 1934.
The picture showed what looked like a long neck and head rising from the water.
However, it turned out to be a toy submarine bought from Woolworths with a head and neck made of wood in an elabourate hoax by big-game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell in an act of revenge on the newspaper that had ridiculed him over his hapless search for the beast.
The earliest report of a monster in the vicinity of Loch Ness appears in the Life of St Columba by Adomnán, written in the 7th century.
St Columba, an Irish monk, had sent a disciple into the loch to prove there was nothing there. But the monster rose and chased the man snapping at his heels.
But it fled in terror 'as if pulled back by ropes' when St Columba made the sign of the cross and commanded: 'Go no further. Do not touch the man. Go back at once.'
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After almost three decades of searching for the Loch Ness monster, George Edwards thinks he's finally had a breakthrough. Edwards, who captains a Nessie-themed cruise boat on Loch Ness, released a photo to the public Friday of what he claims is further proof that the beast really exists. Find the picture by clicking here .
Got a story? Email: talkback the-sun.co.uk Is this the Loch Ness monster? Nessie hunter's photo hailed the 'best ever' Nessie ... photo shows mysterious hump in the water Cascade News Published: Today at 10:52 THIS photo showing strange hump poking out the water is being hailed as proof the Loch Ness monster exists.
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kthomas333 wrote August 11, 2012 7:52:25 AM CEST
Maybe the "River Monster" guy will catch Nessie.
Ronray wrote August 4, 2012 9:20:17 PM CEST
(RE: 2nd video) I think you. aught to rehearse the words. of the video better. Before editing. Them into the commentary.
DmoniX_The_Destroyer wrote August 4, 2012 5:25:01 PM CEST
So the 'Ol skippers got proficient at Photoshop too. Greaat...