An official investigation has been started after a mysterious unidentified flying object crashed into the Loch, and the home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster was disturbed. But the mysterious Fortean series of events taking place next to one of the most well thought of cryptids’ primary haunts was unrelated to the mysterious sea beast – instead being owed to a series of sightings ultimately ending in a mysterious crash.
The object, which was reported to be large, floating, and balloon-like was seen falling from the sky and landing in the Loch, but contrary to all understanding of physics, rather than float on top of the waters it instead sunk into them creating quite the spectacle for onlookers. Shortly after that officials were contacted and emergency vehicles began arriving on the scene including investigators from several different sources – including interestingly enough the Royal Air Force. Also on the scene were local police, and the coastguard.
As the investigation began shortly after ten that night, helicopters began scanning the area from above while a ground crew began searching the lake. For three hours search parties scanned the entire area, but in the end came back empty handed. Whatever it was had either left the area altogether or sunk too deep into the Loch to be spotted from the surface. The official explanation suggested it may have been a hang glider or hobby aircraft. After thoroughly searching the area, authorities declared that nothing unusual had been found.
Witnesses at the scene noted how quickly the vehicles were assembled and arrived, suggesting it may have been because the pilot of the unidentified craft hung in the balance. Witnesses to the event described it as being definitely balloon-like, but were unable to positively identify just what it was or if there were any occupants present within it. No explanation as to what the object could have been has been offered. While it seems like this one could have been a weather balloon, there’s the obvious question of why it went from being light enough to float through the air to sinking into the Loch and why it so suddenly disappeared afterward. And over the years there have been a number of UFO reports involving balloon-like devices that simply disappear from sight. Often these are attributed to the “weather balloon” explanation even if they exhibit unusual and incredibly unlikely flight characteristics for a weather balloon – such as having occupants.
Loch Ness has been a site of pilgrimage for cryptozoologists for years who are hoping to catch sight of the mysterious Nessie. But in the past two years speculation has been raised that the decrease in Nessie sightings could have come as a result of the death of the creature. Of course this new sighting at the location of the Loch Ness Monster will no doubt reignite some of the interest surrounding the creature. Whether it will be enough to bring about more sightings is something we will have to wait to see.