An article appeared in the Scottish Sun in mid-November detailing a possible Loch Ness Monster encounter. The eyewitness was able to take pictures and a photograph accompanied the article. The picture was taken by Steve Frame as he was driving by the infamous body of water while running errands. Frame said the following:
“I was driving into Inverness to run some errands when I saw this disturbance on the loch out of the corner of my eye. I pulled in to the roadside and watched it for 20-30 seconds and took a couple of pictures. Something had broken the surface and was thrashing about but I couldn’t tell what it was. There were no boats about and it definitely wasn’t a seal, a bird or a fish. It was much too big for that. I often see strange things on the loch as I travel the A82 road every day. But this is the first time I have seen anything like this. I am not saying it is Nessie because I don’t know. My heart says I am a believer but my head says no, but there is no doubt that something strange is in the loch. Whether it is a prehistoric animal, I doubt it.”
The photograph shows a definite large disturbance on the water; however, little else can be seen. A creature is not visible. Frame took his photos to Steve Feltham who has spent more than two decades pursuing the elusive Loch Ness Monster. Feltham refrained from taking a guess at what the pictures showed. Feltham did say that attitudes concerning Nessie are starting to change; people are far less reluctant to report their sightings than in days past. This is encouraging.
Feltham made headlines last year when he claimed to have solved the riddle of Loch Ness—Nessie is a misidentified catfish; more specifically, a Wels catfish, the monster catfish native to Europe capable of reaching 10 feet in length and weights exceeding 300 pounds.