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Saturday 29 August 2015

Did student film a 'monster' in Lough Foyle?

Published 01/05/2013

Student Conall Melarkey from Moville, Donegal, released this footage which he describes as being a ‘monster’ in Lough Foyle, Donegal.

According to Melarkey, he was shooting a class project in the Lough when they saw this mysterious moving object on the surface of the water.

However there are several inconsistencies with the video that point to it being a set-up. The uploader claims the video was taken in Lough Foyle, but the landmass in the background is clearly that of Howth, as shot from somewhere near Dún Laoghaire harbor, about 130 miles away from Lough Foyle.

There is a large vessel visible to the right of the shot at 31 seconds that is unlikely to be seen heading in that direction on Lough Foyle. Finally, when viewed at higher definitions, there are several tethering cables seen off the second boat, which raises further questions.

Perhaps another give away is Conall's surname 'Melarkey'.

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