Edwards’s photo of “Nessie”. Photo courtesy: Cascade images.

A Scottish sailor has claimed he has snapped the clearest evidence regarding the existence of the Loch Ness Monster in history. George Edwards, priding himself on being Nessie’s biggest fan, took his “Nessie Hunter” vessel out onto Loch Ness for just another regular day of “hunting”, when he spotted something large slowly through the water in front of him.

Usually a daily tourist route for Edwards, the sailor had been enduring his morning cruise across the sea on a morning in November 2011, gearing up to head back to shore, when he noticed the large figure.

According to ABC News, Edwards explained that the “media Nessie”, as he calls it, with three humps sticking out of the water, and a long neck and horse-like head, was not what he photographed.

“In my opinion, it probably looks kind of like a manatee but not a mammal,” Edwards told ABC.

“When people see three humps, they’re probably just seeing three separate monsters.”

Edwards further added that the common thought that only one  Loch Ness monster exists, is a nonsensical thought.

“It was first seen in 565 AD. Nothing can live that long. It’s more likely that there are a number of monsters, offspring of the original.”

Edwards explained that though a skeptic at first, as a 13-year old boy, but claims the extreme amounts of stories told from those in his region over the many years, has turned his opinion around.

Additionally, Edwards has stated that residents of the area avoid talking about the subject.

“Many people loath to talk openly about believing in Nessie for fear of ridicule,” he said.

“Of course, I’ve faced the ridicule, but I can’t bury my face in the sand, when I know what’s out there.”

The lake has been searched several times, but the savvy-sailor claims that isn’t a reason to dismiss Nessie’s existence.

“That’s a silly reason to not believe though, because those expeditions can’t prove anything one way or the other,” Edwards told ABC News. “It’s a massive body of water, deep and dark, and we simply don’t have the technology to really do that kind of search.

“I’m 60-years old now, I can’t go out every day. But I won’t stop going out onto Loch Ness until they put me in a box six feet under.”

Source: Yahoo News