In my last post about the Loch Ness Monster, I pointed out that a few sightings apparently seem to describe mammalian features, which support the long-necked pinniped theory. I am now going to discuss one of these encounters, which I consider to be among the most fascinating.
In the 1930s, a physician named Dr. MacRae apparently recorded 2 films of lake monsters, on video. One of them was at Loch Ness, and the other one was at Loch Duich, which is a sea loch, located on the coast of Northwestern Scotland. The creatures seen in both of the films are very similar. The one from Loch Duich seems to show a long-necked creature with a hairy mane covering its neck, resting partially on the shore, in some seaweed. The one from Loch Ness appears to show a creature with a long neck, a bulky body, and two horn-like projections on its head, frolicking in the water. This creature also has a mane, just like the one at Loch Duich.
In my opinion, these two films provide very good corroboration to my hypothesis that Nessie is some unknown species of long-necked pinniped, since manes are, of course, made out of hair, and only mammals have hair. Therefore, these 2 films, if they can be found, could offer very good evidence, for my hypothesis.
However, the main problem with these films is that they are, quite simply, nowhere to be found! Dr. MacRae, of course, passed away a very long time ago, so we obviously cannot go to him, for more information. Apparently, Dr. MacRae's family is keeping both of the films, in a secret location. However, the Loch Ness Monster researcher Frank W. Holiday did manage to interview somebody who was close to Dr. MacRae, about the films. The information that Holiday received differed very much, from the information that I have just written, above. According to Roy P. Mackal, Holiday found out that the film which was supposedly shot at Loch Ness never even existed, and that only the Loch Duich film was being kept, with Dr. MacRae's family. Obviously, it's no wonder that this whole situation is incredibly confusing!
Now, personally, I am very interested in both of the MacRae films. I feel that, if they are ever recovered, they could help very much in solving one of the world's greatest mysteries. And, as I mentioned earlier, they might even provide more corroboration to my hypothesis that the Loch Ness Monster is a long-necked pinniped.
In conclusion, only one thing is for sure: Both of the films that were supposedly recorded by Dr. MacRae in the 1930s are incredibly interesting, and I really hope to find out more information, about them, soon!