British military historian Ricky D Phillips was resting at the River Oich in Scotland which feeds into the infamous Loch Ness, home of you guessed it - Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster when he spotted a creature that could pass for one of her grandchildren.
Phillips believes he spotted a Loch Ness monster and described as a bird-like creature, similar to a water fowl with a 4ft neck bobbing out of the water. He states that he was left "baffled" after spotting the creature in the water on December 13.
In an interview with the Daily Record Phillips stated "It was a grey creature - almost bird like - in a grey stretch of water. It's neck was three to four feet long, a head the size of a rugby ball and a ridge across its eyes. I was baffled."
"I had heard a strange noise as I was stood by a cafe at the edge of the loch in Fort Augustus. The noise sounded almost metallic, but like something was blowing air - like Darth Vader... I have swum and sailed with whales and dolphins, seen hundreds of seals, and it sounded like nothing I have ever heard. I spun around and saw something grey, just a side of a body and a flipper. Okay, this could have been something explainable, so I left quite interested but unsure.... The noise was really weird though"
Phillips is the author of warfare books which include The best selling Untold Story of the Falklands War. He was leading a group of foreign tourists who went on a cruise on Loch Ness while he headed off to rest and take some pictures. As an experienced tour guide and historian who is very familiar with the his story lends extra credibility to the Loch Ness legend.
2018 Nessie Sightings are at near record levels, not long ago a visitor from Ohio saw a dark green object protruding 4.5 feet above the water which also sounded a lot like Nessie, Phillips sighting comes complete with another sketchy photo to add to the Loch Ness collection. 2018 sightings were reported on December 19,13 November 22, September 13, 5 August 17, 16, 8, 5, June 1, May 28, April 30, and March 26.
On August 8, a few Months prior to the Phillips sighting, 10 year old Isla Ross was able to snap the following picture from Iphone.