Moment tourists spot ‘Loch Ness Monster’ poking its back out of another lake 80 miles away for 10 seconds before disappearing below the murky waters

THESE mysterious pictures have prompted speculation that the Loch Ness Monster has been found – 80 miles from her home.

An Austrian couple captured images of the “creature” poking its back out of the murky waters of Loch Creran in Scotland.

Waltraud Kaliba and Juergen Trieb, who are self-proclaimed UFO scientists, claim they saw the monster rearing out of the water for 10 seconds.

They were walking around the lake in Argyll last month when they made the sighting.

“Within a distance of 200 metres [656 feet] the head and back of a mysterious creature popped out of the quiet waters surrounding the Isle of Eriska,” they said.

They saw the ‘creature’ for approximately 10 seconds until it disappeared below the water.

But they managed to snap two pictures of the “creature” before it disappeared.

The two very blurred and zoomed-in pictures only show a vague dark spot in the water.

But the couple are convinced that it is the fabled Loch Ness Monster.

They called their snaps “two sensational pictures” which “show the image of the unknown creature.”

A local police spokesman said that they were not aware of any unusual activities which took place that day in Loch Creran.

Nessie was allegedly first spotted in 565 AD after people claimed a local farmer was eaten alive by the monster near the shores of the famous lake.

Wider interest in the monster was not sparked until 1933 when a road was built along the loch, making it far less isolated.

Within months, several people came forward claiming to have seen a giant beast lurking near the water.

The following year saw the publication of the ‘surgeon’s photograph’, probably the best-known image of the creature.

In 1975 the famous shot was exposed as a hoax, made using a toy submarine with a carved monster’s head.

There have now been over 1,000 reported sightings, and as the legend gathered popularity Nessie became the subject of a host of documentaries and feature films.

The Scooby Doo gang tried to solve the mystery in a 2004 cartoon, while Ted Danson starred in the 1996 family drama Loch Ness.

Many scientists have tried to prove (or indeed quash) the existence of the monster.

In 2003, the BBC conducted the largest ever search for Nessie, using 600 sonar beams and satellite tracking to explore the loch – but the researchers found nothing.

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