Loch Oich is located between the more famous Loch Ness and Loch Lochy in the Great Glen, the three locks are connected and form part of the Caledonian Canal. Since Loch Ness and Loch Locky are both the reported homes of large unknown marine creatures, it only seems right that Loch Oich would also be the reported home of such a beast.
Often described as a dog headed serpent, with a horse like mane, two humps, black skin and a snake like neck, the Loch Oich Monster seems to have more in common with the legendary Dobhar-chu than the plesiosaur like creature thought to live in Loch Ness.
Sightings of the Loch Oich Monster date back to the 19th century, but unlike other so called Lake Monster reported through out Scotland and Ireland the Loch Oich Monster is reported to have caused at least one human death. Some time in the 20th century the Loch Oich Monster reportedly drowned a young boy, who allegedly climbed on the creatures back in hopes of catching a ride, when the beast submerged the boy was dragged below the surface and drowned.
In 1961 hoaxers reportedly planted an artificial monster in the dark waters of Loch Oich in order to take some photographs and cash in on the monsters popularity. This case has helped skeptics to dismiss the more legitimate accounts which have come out of the region.
Some investigators have associated the Loch Oich Monster with the legendary tales of Water Horses which have been reported to live in the British Isles for centuries. Others have suggested that giant fresh water eels may be responsible for sightings of the Loch Oich Monster. With so much attention being paid it its more famous neighbor, the Loch Ness Monster, almost no scientific investigations have been conducted in search of the Loch Oich Monster, and thus to this day the creature remains a mystery.
There is currently no physical evidence to support the existence of a creature like the Loch Oich Monster.
No documented sightings of the Loch Oich Monster could be located at this time.
The Stats – (Where applicable)
• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Loch Oich, Scotland
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Loch