Gordon Holmes has been searching for proof of the Loch Ness Monster for ten years and he has decided to mark the occasion with an exhibition on the legendary creature. He has gathered up all of his home made gadgets, maps, photos, newspaper clippings, and artwork and put them on display at his local library in Shipley. Holmes has put together some very innovative gadgets in an attempt to discover the mysterious lake monster on a very limited budget. Even though some critics scoff at his chosen past time he takes it very seriously. He makes sure to point out that he is not a Loch Ness monster hunter instead he is a Loch Ness Monster investigator and is in search of proof of Nessie and not to capture or kill it.
In 2007 Holmes persistence paid off when he was able to capture video footage of something very strange in the Loch which some think may be Nessie. The video captured something breaking the surface of the Loch which can’t quite be identified. The video has been analysed by Loch Ness Monster experts and among others and some believe it could very well be the monster while some others believe it may show whats known as a Cat’s Paw which is a sort of whirlwind condition on the water. But Holmes says that what he observed through his viewfinder that day was very much a living creature and it may be the best evidence we have of the Loch Ness Monster to date.
Mr Holmes love for Nessie is shared by people from around the world and he says he has seen tourist from America, Japan, and even Germany along the banks of Loch Ness. He continues his search for Nessie with his latest project “Sky-Ness” which consists of nine helium-filled party balloons fitted with camcorders flying high above the Loch in hopes of catching more footage of the creature. Holmes exhibition will be on display until May 14th.