Morag – Monster of Loch Morar

April 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Lake Monsters

Loch Ness is not the only lake in Scotland that is the alleged home to some kind of creature. Lake Morar is home to Morag. And, although Lake Morar is not as big as Loch Ness it is deeper and it never actually freezes. The creature that lives in this loch has been sighted as far back as 1877 and there have been multiple sightings on a number of occasions. The creature is said to be serpentine in appearance and is between 25 and 30 feet long.

One of the most famous accounts of Morag occurred in 1969 and involves two men (Duncan McDonnel and William Simpson) who were out on the lake in a speed boat. The two men claimed that as they crossed the lake they actually hit the creature. Duncan began hitting it with a paddle while William grabbed a gun. William began to shoot at the creature and it sank out of sight.

Legends and tales about this creature go back for hundreds of years. But unlike Loch Ness, Loch Morar is still fairly inaccessible. There are very few roads in the area and far fewer people have had the chance to visit Morag’s home.

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4 Responses to “Morag – Monster of Loch Morar”

  1. Simon on October 4th, 2009 12:17 pm

    Always interesting anything to do with Loch Morar and its monster. Camped there many years ago and made many local freinds. Went back year after year and eventually was shown part of a skeleton washed up on the shore line. It seemed to be part of a neck of something huge. Never will forget that and the rest!

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  2. m mclean on February 21st, 2010 7:31 pm

    erm there are no lakes in scotland.

    lochs only,

    morar, has everything from monsters, ghosts, aliens to tourists and campers..

    creepy place

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  3. admin on February 21st, 2010 7:44 pm

    Although you’re correct, essentially the definition of loch is a lake. Since many, such as myself at one time, who do not live in Scotland may not recognize the term “loch”, I used the word lake within the article.

    Thanks much for your comments. They are always appreciated.

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  4. jimmy the bin on February 24th, 2012 11:31 am

    there is one lake in scotland the lake of menteith

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