Everyone has heard of the Loch Ness Monster “Nessie”, but did you know that there’s another well-documented loch monster named Morag? Morag is said to live in Loch Morar in the Scottish Highlands – a loch so big it has five islands, is incredibly deep (at over 1,000 feet), and is fairly remote. Morag is the second most famous Loch Monster after “Nessie”!
The descriptions given by people that have seen Morag describe the creature very similarly to “Nessie” from Loch Ness. In sightings, Morag is often seen as humps coming undulating out of the water, and is often described as a 20-30 foot long dark brown creature resembling an eel, snake, or serpent.
Sightings of Morag date back as far as the 1800s and continue through today, with credible valid sightings in 1887, 1895, 1907, 1934, 1946, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1969 (3 sightings), 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977 and more than a dozen more through the present day. The most famous of these sightings was in 1969 where a couple of men were out in the loch in a speedboat and actually hit the loch creature. One of the men opened fire on it and it disappeared under the water. There have also been photographs taken of the creature! The most famous was taken in 1977 by Miss M Lindsay.
The interesting thing about many of these sightings that have happened over the years is that many of them are not just isolated events where one person saw the creature, but rather mass sightings by a number of people! How could alot of people all at once be imagining something? And if they weren’t well, that means there is something the water – that the loch monster Morag does exist!…a creature that humans don’t believe in…sound familiar? 😉