|THE ANIMAL SEEN BY THE SPICERS|
A strange animal was described by Mr and Mrs Spicer seen crossing the road near Dores, Scotland in 1933.
On the 22nd of July 1933 a most extraordinary thing happened, so extraordinary it taxed the imagination of even the most confirmed believers. Driving down the narrow road, early one morning, between the village of Dores and Inverfarigaig, Mr Spicer and his wife saw 'a most extraordinary form of animal' crossing the road ahead ; which at this point lay some 20 yards from the water. First a long neck appeared, undulating rapidly, forming a number of arches. It was a little thicker than an elephants trunk and stretched the width of the road, and behind it a huge ponderous body, lurched againly towards the Loch. In seconds it crossed the road, and disappeared through the bushes out of sight. The Spicers, at first some 200 yards distant, accelerated towards it, but when they arrived there was nothing to see, just a gap in the undergrowth through which the creature must of passed. They heard no splash, but the noise of the car engine might well of drowned it ; neither did they see any limbs, but the creature's lower extremities were obscured by a dip in the road, which at this place was some 10-12ft in width.
The animal's body was about 4ft high and together with the neck, about 25ft in length. Staggered and curiously repelled by what they had seen, the Spicers withstood the barrage of questions levelled at them after the event by various interested people.