Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 25th, 2012
There’s an excellent new post from Glasgow Boy at his Loch Ness Mystery blog on the famous Lachlan Stuart photo of 1951, which allegedly shows a Nessie. GB does a fine job of digging deep into the heart of the mystery, and seeking answers in both the past and present, as he makes it his goal to answer the important question: hoax or real?
This is a great piece of detective work that demonstrates even with (in this case) 60-plus-year-old events, we can still make a significant degree of advancement. GB begins as follows:
“In our series on the classic photographs of the Loch Ness Monster we move onto the famous picture taken by Lachlan Stuart in 1951. At that time, things were pretty quiet at Loch Ness. Sightings of the creature still continued but these were the years of post-war austerity and rebuilding, so it seems that the Loch Ness Monster was not high up on the list of newsworthy items. Indeed, the last photograph of note prior to Lachlan Stuart appears to have been the one taken by F.C. Adams 17 years before in August 1934. Despite the alleged ease with which fake photographs can be made, this seemed a long time to wait for the next one. Either way, this photograph exploded onto the scene on the 16th July 1951 via the pages of the Sunday Express.”
And here’s the complete article, which includes the Stuart photo, as well as other images relevant to the story.