Although 2013 was the 80th anniversary of the first contemporary sighting of the Loch Ness Monster, the animal seems to be missing nowadays after a High Priest reportedly exorcised it, which brought back memories and caused people to revisit photos of the world-famous “Nessie.”
An accountant based in Inverness was the first person to observe the Loch Ness Monster’s disappearance and revisited photos that reportedly date back to 565 B.C. Gary Campbell also mentions that “the only way of proving” Nessie’s existence is to photograph its body, but “no one wants a monster washed up on the beach.” The explanation of the Loch Ness Monster’s disappearance comes from Kevin Carlyon, the High Priest of White Witches in the United Kingdom, who assures the public that the creature can be seen from now on only if photos are revisited.
Carlyon claims he placed a spell on the Loch Ness Monster to protect it from “exploitation of fraudsters” who stain the creature’s existence and memory. He told reporters that he strongly believes Nessie is the ghost of a dinosaur and stated that he carried out an exorcism in order to allow the creature to rest in peace. However, he promised to lift the spell and “put Nessie back” this summer.
“I will return this summer to lift my spell, and hopefully sightings of Nessie’s spirit will return,” Carlyon said.
At the same time, Campbell mentioned that the Loch Ness Monster’s disappearance is “upsetting news” and that this is the first time in about 90 years when Nessie is not seen at all. However, Campbell is not discouraged by the creature’s absence and believes that it “will be back with a vengeance this year.”
In the meantime, photos of the Loch Ness Monster are being revisited and the High Priest’s declaration stirred distinct emotions in people who may or may not believe that Nessie is real. The most iconic photo, yet the best-known hoax related to the Loch Ness Monster, was taken in April 1934 by gynaecologist Robert K. Wilson while he was on holiday. The photo captured an erect-necked object which was said to measure 1.2 metres and it circumnavigated the world, thus transforming the creature into a myth. The Surgeon’s photo, as it is known is reportedly the first glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster.
Wanderlust Magazine came up with “top 18 mysteries” that travellers should solve in 2014 and put Nessie on the third place while Yeti only occupies number 12.
Last year, before the Loch Ness Monster disappeared after being reportedly exorcised by a High Priest, actor Charlie Sheen took his private jet and flew over to the United Kingdom to search for Nessie. The four-day trip was unhelpful because even if Sheen went there prepared with “hunting gear” that featured a bronze battle helmet and fellow Brian Peck, the duo did not spot Nessie.
After news broke that the Loch Ness Monster had disappeared for the first time in about 90 years, a High Priest claims that he exorcised the creature because of “fraudsters” and that Nessie can now be seen only in older photos which can be revisited. However, he promised to undo the spell this summer and allow the creature’s fans to charge their cameras and be ready when the Loch Ness Monster will emerge from the water.
By Gabriela Motroc