In Search Of: New Evidence of the Loch Ness Monster (Season 1) | History

[suspenseful music] NARRATOR: Retired
engineer Gordon Holmes is one of the few
people who claims to have captured the Loch
Ness Monster on camera. He’s taking us to the exact
spot at the water’s edge where his life changed forever. I saw the monster
at 10 minutes to 10:00 on the 26th of May, 2007. NARRATOR: Despite
years spent waiting, Gordon remained determined
to see the Loch Ness Monster. And on this day, his
persistence finally paid off. I’d been there
for a few hours. And then suddenly, I saw
something coming towards me. I immediately reached
over the back seat and grabbed a camcorder. I dashed out, slammed the door. And then suddenly, I
realized that’s not what you supposed to do. I’ve read that if you
see a potential monster, don’t slam the door because
that’ll frighten it. So I then ran down to
the edge of the lay-by and realized it’s disappeared. Where’s it gone? And then suddenly, I saw
it over to the right. And immediately, I
got the camcorder and zoomed into its position. For the next 2
and 1/2 minutes, I was privileged to
one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen. NARRATOR: As you can see
from Gordon’s footage, there is most definitely
some type of large animal swimming across the Loch. But what could it be? This thing was, like,
bubbling along the waves. At no point did it break
through the surface of the streamlined water to flow NARRATOR: The
creature appears to be moving in a serpentine
fashion, almost slithering through the water. Based on the species known
to inhabit Loch Ness, one might conclude
that this is an eel. But when you analyze the
video more carefully, the eel theory seems unlikely. I’ve read it somewhere that
if you ever get a sighting of something like this, you
should zoom in and out so that the able– the people
that analyze the footage can always then
estimate the size of whatever the creature was. And at the same time, you can
prove it’s not like a fake because you’re
seeing it in context. NARRATOR: In context,
the animal appears to be at least 15
feet long, much larger than any freshwater eel species,
and therefore, potentially something completely unknown. GORDON HOLMES: It was certainly
going at speed into the waves. It wasn’t some sort of log. This was a creature
that had energy. It had power. It was thrusting
through the waves. NARRATOR: In addition to
the creature’s length, experts were able
to determine that it was moving at a top speed
of 6 miles per hour. This is probably
the best footage up to this time of the
so-called Loch Ness Monster. I realize this was a
turning point in the history of the Loch Ness Monster. [suspenseful music]

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