Video: Have these students found the 'Irish Loch Ness Monster'?

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Video: Has a group of students filmed the 'Irish Loch Ness Monster'?


We know of the Scottish Loch Ness Monster but have you ever heard of the Irish Nessie? A group of Irish students filming a video for a college project claim they captured a 'monster' swimming in Lough Foyle, Donegal on film.

Conall Melarkey says he was shooting the class project when he saw the mysterious animal in the water.

But according to the Belfast Telegraph, the video shows a number of inconsistencies. Melarkey says it was shot in Lough Foyle, but the background shows that of Howth, about 130 miles from Lough Foyle.

A large vessel is also visible to the right of the shot at 31 seconds, which is unlikely to be going in this direction on Lough Foyle.

And when the footage is viewed at higher definitions, several cables can be seen off the second boat, the Belfast Telegraph reveals.

The caption alongside the YouTube video reads: "Was shooting in Lough Foyle when this thing went past us. It was massive. Really don't know what it was. There have been whales in the Lough before so maybe that's what it was but Matthew was closer than we were and says it was no whale. Looks like we have our own Loch Ness Monster?! Any experts out there ? We're still filming so if it shows up again we'll do our best to get a better shot of it. Our film's called 'Fishing with David Lynch', which was why I was wearing the suit (a David Lynch costume.)"

According to the Daily Mail, some have suggested Mr Melarkey's name is false too, but the student of North West Regional College in Derry denied the film was a hoax.

Do you think the video is real and that there is an Irish Loch Ness Monster? Leave a comment and let us know below.

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