Located in Lochaber, Scotland, Loch Arkaig lies 140 feet above sea level, stretches 12 miles in length and has a maximum depth of roughly 300 feet. Loch Arkaig is situated between Loch Ness and Loch Morar and is the reputed home of the Loch Arkaig Monster. Eyewitness descriptions of this creature suggest that it has a long neck, a wide body and four flippers, a description which resembles sightings of the Loch Ness Monster.
The majority of researchers believe that the Loch Arkaig Monster and the Loch Ness Monster are of the same species, some suggesting that these creatures may migrate between the lochs using the Caledonian Canal, a 62 mile canal which connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William. Only one third of the Caledonian Canal’s entire length is man made, the rest is made up of Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Locky, all of which are part of the Great Glen, a geographical fault in the Earth’s crust.
Eyewitness reports of the Loch Ness Monster’s ability to walk on land would help explain how the creatures are able to move into lochs that are not connected by the Caledonian Canal. Another theory proposed by investigators suggests that a series of unknown subterranean passages connect the lochs to one another, allowing these creatures to pass from loch to loch unseen.
For more information on the creature thought to be responsible for sightings of the Loch Arkaig Monster see the Unknown Explorers section on The Loch Ness Monster.
See the Unknown Explorers section on The Loch Ness Monster for information on evidence pertaining to the creature thought to be responsible for sightings of the Loch Arkaig Monster.
No documented sightings of the Loch Arkaig Monster could be found at this time, for sightings of the a creature thought to be responsible for sightings of the Loch Arkaig Monster see the Unknown Explorers section on the Loch Ness Monster.
The Stats – (Where applicable)
• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Loch Arkaig, Scotland
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Lake bottom