Loch Ness Monster Caught On Video!!

An amateur scientist has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature.

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45 feet (15m) long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes.

He said it moved at about 10km/h and kept a fairly straight course. Loch Ness is surrounded by myth. It's the largest inland body of water in Britain, and at about 750 feet to the bottom, it's even deeper than the North Sea.

While many sightings can be attributed to a drop of the local whisky, legends of Scottish monsters date back to one of the founders of the Christian church in Scotland, St. Columba, who wrote of them in about 565 A.D. Along with Bigfoot and the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster is one of the best-known mysteries of cryptozoology.