Loch Oich Monster

Somewhat less famous than its neighbor in Loch Ness, the Loch Oich Monster is known from the Great Glen of Scotland and Inverness-shire.

It was notably spotted on August 13, 1936 by Alderman Richards and his companions while out boating on Loch Oich near Laggan. They described the monster as a strange creature with two humps, like a snake’s coils, each three feet in height, three feet long, and three feet apart. The head was shaggy and like that of a dog. The entire body was black in color.

References

Fleming, M. (2002) Not of this World: Creatures of the Supernatural in Scotland. Mercat Press, Edinburgh.

MacGregor, A. A. (1937) The Peat-Fire Flame: Folk-tales and Traditions of the Highlands and Islands. The Moray Press, Edinburgh.

21 Comments

  1. Well, they have a lot of lake monsters out there.

    Have You ever heard of Zegrze monster? This is a lake in Poland near Warsaw. They say that at night people have seen a snake, but not tha giantic that had a rabbit-like ears and is not dangerous. It is not well known one.
    Maybe You could write sth about Wawel’s dragon and Proteus anguinus? Thaat second is known in Slovenia and Choatia and was believed to be a baby dragon.
    Tahnks for Your good work!

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