By Michael Scott
A schoolgirl has captured some eerie footage which appears to show something long and thin splashing around in Loch Ness.
Eight-year-old Laria Annand, was visiting the loch with her grandmother, Marie, when they noticed strange movement in the water and the light bouncing off a long unidentified object.
There were no boats or people around so Marie, a teacher from Inverness, immediately grabbed her phone and took some pictures.
Laria then asked her grandma if she could use the phone and managed to capture the puzzling footage.
Marie, 62, said: “We sat on the rocks for a few minutes.
“We were just taking silly pictures of each other and splashing our feet in the water.
“I just looked up and that’s when I spotted the flickering in the water.
“It looked as though the light was bouncing off something but there were no boats or people and it was something long – very long.
“I had to do a double take because there was just nothing to explain it.
“I took a few pictures and then my granddaughter asked if she could take a picture. I didn’t realise at the time but that’s when she shot the video.
“It was weird. Really strange. I can’t explain it so the only thing I can think is we have seen the Loch Ness Monster.”