As always the image is provided and credited by Ermilia
Written by John Yeo
The sun came up in a blaze of glory, red luminescence flooded the clouds and reflected off the surface of the loch beautifully. We were camped on the banks of this huge stretch of water in our efforts to photograph the elusive Loch Ness monster. Hidden deeply in the reeds on the banks for fear of disturbing our quarry, we sat back and enjoyed this glorious sunrise.
With a sudden flurry of wings and a noisy screeching, a flock of waterfowl flew up from the loch as if in fright. We tensed expectantly and readied our cameras to photograph the infamous monster as it emerged from the water in the early morning stillness. Then to our horror a small rowing boat containing two men arrived, they were vigorously pulling the oars and disturbing the surface, making enough noise to scare our monster away. When the boat reached a point near a buoy in the middle of the water, to our surprise the occupants lifted a large body-shaped bag and let it go over the side.
Within an hour of making a call to the local police the area around the opposite side of the loch was transformed. Tents and uniformed police officers with white-coated scene of crime officers were everywhere. Working from a police motor launch divers were searching the loch near the buoy, a shout sounded as a long body bag was lifted from the depths and transferred to the launch. On the other side of the loch we could only guess what they had recovered from the murky depths.
Later we heard the bag had contained a tailor's mannequin stuffed with illegal drugs wrapped in cellophane packets. The police staked out the banks of the loch and arrested and charged a group of men who later returned for the drugs.
The newspapers were full of the drugs ring that the police had smashed and destroyed. We were commended for our prompt response and rewarded for our information. We never did get to photograph the Loch Ness Monster.
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