posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 02:06 AM
Loch Morar seems as likely a candidate as any for the home of a large creature, over 1000 feet in places it is deeper than Loch Ness, although not as
large a body of water. Its alleged resident monster has been dubbed Morag, and was involved in perhaps one of the most frightening and physical
encounters, of any British lake monster.
In August 1969, Duncan McDonnell, and Bill Simpson, were fishing on the loch in a motor cruiser. They became aware of a loud splashing in the water
behind them and turned to see a large object in the water, which rammed the boat side-on in a deliberate manner. Simpson grabbed his shotgun from the
boat and fired at the creature, which was described as 25 to 30 feet long, with dirty brown rough skin, 3 large black humps and a snake like head. The
creature slowly slipped back under the water after it had been shot at, much to the relief of the two men. Morag has been seen on several other
occasions, and the lochs remoteness (there is no road around the Loch) compared to Loch Ness, suggests that there would be many more sightings if the
Loch was more accessible.
Like Loch Ness the sightings go back into history, and may have been part of common folklore before the sightings became publicised. Many other
Scottish lochs are said to harbour monsters. Among these are Loch Lochy, Loch Arkaig, Loch Oich, Loch Linnhe, Loch Quoich, and Loch Shiel, (three of
these along with Loch Ness are situated on the Great Glen Fault) many others were believed to have enchanted qualities.
I've been to a few of the Loch's mentioned earlier, and am yet to see anything remotely resembling a lake monster. I did go on one of the boats
along Loch Ness and the sonar picked something up, but fook knows what it was.