Jul 8 2008 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
IT’S a legend that has intrigued people for decades.
Now Huddersfield holidaymakers are convinced they have captured the Loch Ness Monster on camera.
And Examiner readers can make their own minds up by viewing the footage on the videos section of the website by clicking here.
David Garside and his dad, Graham, of Glenside Road, Slaithwaite, were on holiday in Scotland in April when they believe the creature appeared to them.
During a tourist boat trip on the loch, David spotted something strange in the distance, so zoomed in with his video camera to get a better look.
David, 31, said: “I couldn’t really see what it was but I thought it looked sort of like a crocodile’s back or something.
“I was videotaping the boat tour though, so I used my zoom lens to get a closer look and luckily I caught it on camera.”
Graham, who lives with his son at Glenside Road, Slaithwaite, added: “When we got off the boat, David told me he had seen the Loch Ness Monster and I told him to keep quiet or he’d get locked up.
“It wasn’t until a couple of weeks later when I was having a pint and he showed me it and I could see it was real. I was a sceptic before, but I believe it now. I told a few people, including the holiday company we went on holiday with, but some clerk I spoke to probably thought I was mad so it didn’t get any further.”
The video was unearthed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The company was in Scotland to stage a projection of the Loch Ness Monster to publicise a new DVD, The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep.
Scientific studies have been conducted in a bid to detect the presence of the monster, but no hard evidence of its existence has been revealed. Many believe the size of the loch – 21 square miles and 800ft deep – together with potential underwater caves, give the monster many places to hide.
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