List of sightings



Name: Hugh Gray

Date: 12 November 1933

Location: Mouth of River Foyers

Description: Large body 60 to 90cms above water causing great


Comment: Nothing clear can be seen. Mr. Gray estimated it to be 12m

long. Took 5 pictures – 4 blank.


Name: Robert Kenneth Wilson

Date: 19 April 1934

Location: 2.4km north of Invermoriston

Description: Head and neck above water, then diving.

Comment: 4 pictures taken – 1st one is the classical head and

neck the 2nd is showing ‘Nessie’ diving.


Name: Sir Edward Mountain’s Expedition

Date: 13 July 1934 for 5 weeks

Location: Various palces

Description: 21 pictures taken

Comment: Best picture showing 3.6m hump 100-150m away,

throwing up great spray.


Name: F.C. Adams

Date: 24 August 1934

Location: Not known

Description: Long, dark object with flipper

Comment: Flipper like object looks like dolphin or whale.


Name: Lachlan Stuart

Date: 14 July 1951

Location: Whitefield – opposite Urquhart Castle

Description: 3 humps. Triangular. Seen on picture.

Comment: Long head and neck seen ducking underwater

15.5 – 17m overall.


Name: Peter Macnab

Date: 29 July 1955

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: 2 long, dark humps seen in bay

Comment: Humps 12m long seen while taking picture

of Urquhart Castle.


Name: H.L. Cockrell

Date: 1958

Location: Middle of loch off Invermoriston

Description: Long object laying on the loch

Comment: Large flat head 1.3m long seen before photo taken.


Name: Peter O’Connor

Date: 27 May 1960

Location: Near Foyers

Description: Large hump 5m long

Comment: Head on strong neck attached to large hump.


Name: Maurice Burton

Date: 22 June 1960

Location: Foyers

Description: Picture shows ring of ripples

Comment: Though to be otter under surface.


Name: R.H. Lowrie

Date: 7 August 1960

Location: Mid loch near Dores

Description: Picture shows 2 wakes

Comment: Green and brown object of12m long seen.

Also seen by Mr. & Mrs Torquil Macleod on land.


Name: Peter Hodge

Date: 21 May 1964

Location: Off Achnahannet

Description: V wake moving away from camera

Comment: Calm surface seen with other people

60cm pillar like object.


Name: Patrick W. Sandeman

Date: 20 August 1966

Location: Not known

Description: V wash

Comment: V wake on calm loch


Name: Peter Dobbie

Date: 15 July 1967

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: V wake with small object at head.

Comment: Smooth black tail rising and falling.


Name: Frank Searle

Date: 21 October 1972 – 26 February 1976

Location: Various locations

Descriptions: Pictures of various things

Comment: Now believed to be hoaxed.


Name: Alan Wilkins

Date: 18 July 1975

Location: Invermoriston

Description: Shows long, dark line

Comment: Black shape seen through binoculars.


Name: Anthony Nicol Shiels

Date: 21 may 1977

Location: Taken from Urquhart Castle

Description: Head and neck 11.5 metre high

Comment: 2 pictures taken – head turns between shots.


Name: Geoffrey Watson

Date: 3 September 1978

Location: No details

Description: No details

Comment: No details


Name: Alexander Williams

Date: September 1981

Location: Not known

Description: Not published

Comment: Taken while out fishing.


Name: Jennifer Bruce

Date: 1982

Location: Urquhart Bay

Description: Head and neck sticking out of water.

Comment: Nothing seen when picture taken.


Name: Not known

Date: 12 August 1992

Location: 2 miles from fort Augustus

Description: Wake with object at head.

Comment: Head and neck seen then 4 or 5 humps.


Name: Edna MacInnes

Date: 22June 1993

Location: Near Dores

Description: Pictures show wakes moving down loch.

Comment: Object seen from both sides of loch.


Name: James Brown

Date: 26 August 1994

Location: 2.5km north of Fort Augustus

Description: Black object moving across loch.

Comment: 1.2m wide, 1.8m long oval body.


Name: Lorna Taylor

Date: September 1995

Location: Near Urquhart Castle

Description: Head neck and body seen rising out of loch.

Comment: Nothing seen when picture taken