The Case of the Mysterious Object on Loch Ness

One of the most credible probable sightings of the Loch Ness Monster occurred 52 years ago on June 15th, 1965.

Ian Cameron and Willie Fraser were fishing on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Ian, a serving police officer, was an experienced fisherman who knew the loch well having spent his early years at the village of Foyers where his father, Willie Cameron, had the local shop.

At about 10.30pm, Ian saw an object – that looked like an upturned boat – on the surface of the loch off Urquhart Castle. Ian alerted his companions and two other people in a caravan at a layby above the loch.

They all watched the mysterious object move down the loch with the wind from the west. Then it turned and went against the head wind … meaning it had a power source either animate or mechanical.

Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron

Unknown to Cameron, Ted Holliday, a Welsh farmer and journalist, was also watching this object from the northern shore along with at least five others.

Holliday later tracked down Cameron and he compiled witness statements as evidence of what they had all seen.

Cameron’s view on that night’s sighting was taken from a legal angle.

His perspective was:

  • There were nine witnesses to the incident.
  • They did not collude prior to the event.
  • Their story was corroborated by a third party.

If this was presented to a court of law, the judge and jury would find that they definitely saw something large and animate that night in Loch Ness.