A woman believes she has ‘ solved ‘ the Loch Ness monster mystery and knows exactly what the beast is. Sue Keogh, 60, watched a documentary about Nessie and it jogged something in her memory, and soon she realised that she had seen the same thing before – in her home town of Penrith, Australia.
In the documentary, it showed the classic 1934 picture of Nessie – in black and white with a mysterious figure looming out of the rippled water. Sue saw the elongated neck and short snout and instantly recognised it as a shadow puppet shape her father used to make, and now she’s certain that Nessie is an elaborate hoax. She’s even recreated the image, and there is some resemblance, but when she tells people her theory no one believes her.
Sue said: “The Loch Ness Monster has been around for years, and when I was watching the show I just knew what it was instantly. It was obvious, when I was lying in bed I solved the problem – it’s not that big of a mystery.
“I was watching a doc on it one night and all of a sudden I knew exactly what it was.
“Once you see it you can’t unsee it. When you’re a kid and your parents put their hands together to make a bird or a dog on the wall or whatever, like a shadow puppet, it’s similar to that.
“I think the Loch Ness Monster is a bloke lying under the water with his arm striking out the water.
“My dad used to do that thing on the wall and I knew what it was – it’s just a dark photo of a man’s arm. You can see a bit of the body, that’ll just be the bloke with this body under the water. How can that not be it?
“It’s a joke, someone’s taken a photo from the bank, or he had a camera set up or whatever.
“I took the same photo right in front of the TV when I was watching the show. I saw it and said that’s the loch ness monster. Being as it’s a man, it’s his arm. He’s under the water, and his arm’s longer. That’s his forearm and his hand like that, twisted to the side.”
Sue recreated the image using her arm and shared her theory online, but people have refused to listen to her thoughts on the matter.
She continued: “I think I’m right – over in Australia, we had a show called 60 minutes and someone said they had seen a flying rabbit they called a flabbit, it was a joke. It’s the same thing.
“Some people really believe in it, there could be a secret group who know what it is – know that it’s a joke.
“I took a couple of photos and they all look like the same thing. My dad used to do shadow puppets, dogs barking and birds flying and stuff, I was three or four at the time.
“I’ve put it on my Facebook but no one really took much notice, I want the truth to come out. I’m hoping people take this seriously and listen.
“I’ve never been to Scotland, my family come from Ireland but I’ve not visited. I’d like to visit Loch Ness but I don’t have the money.”