Nessie appears to have gone on his holidays to Russia -- after the mythical creature was photographed 4,000 miles from home
A MYSTERIOUS object that looks eerily similar to the fabled Loch Ness Monster has been spotted in a Russian lake.
Pictures from the sighting appear to show a long neck with a head on the end -- just like the stereotypical image of Nessie.
There is another object just behind the “neck” -- which looks like the hump that features in many Loch Ness Monster photographs.
Do these images PROVE the existence of the Loch Ness Monster?
“It was standing there and wasn’t moving”
The bizarre “beast” is white -- unlike the Loch Ness Monster, which is usually pictured with darker, green skin.
Onlookers claim it is the Russian Nessie.
Passerby Dmitry Kim was on his morning run at Lake Khanto, in the city of Noyabrsk in north-central Russia, when he saw the object -- and took a snap on his mobile phone.
He said: “The silhouette of this creature reminded me of the Loch Ness Monster.
“It was standing there and wasn’t moving.”
This is according to local legend, the lake used to have swans -- but Dmitry said it looked nothing like the bird.
Other netizens have provided alternative suggestions for the sighting,
drain their waste in that lake, which creates a great atmosphere for monsters to grow.”
Another identified as yzuken456 said: “Maybe that was a local mermaid.”
Netizen Petrushka added: “I think this creature is a guest from Alaska.
“At least it is way closer to visit from than the Scottish Highlands.”
The new sighting comes after Aussie tourists claimed to have photographed Nessie moving fast through the water at Loch Ness.