Morag – Monster of Loch Morar
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.