451934117Second Monster in Scottish Highlands Loch

Researchers from Scotland’s University of Edinburgh have uncovered writings detailing a monster inhabiting a loch close to the more famous Loch Ness.

The 1,017 feet deep Loch Morar has had a monster of its own since the first recorded sighting in 1887 with the water bound creature seen by local people to be an omen of oncoming death for one of the inhabitants of the Highlands region of Scotland. In some cases the Morag is seen as similar to the Loch Ness Monster with many humps over its 20 feet long body and in others she is seen as a form of mermaid.

The information comes from interviews with people living on the shores of Lock Morar conducted by Scottish folklore expert Alexander Carmichael around 1902. University of Edinburgh experts first found the details of the Morag in 2011 and have been pieceing together the information gathered by Carmichael ever since; the most recent sighting of the Morag dates to 1969.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-2157483