Loch Ness Monster hoax confession
But Mr Edwards has now confessed he simply photographed a fibre-glass hump that was made for a film about Nessie.
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“It was just a bit of fun, ” said the Loch Ness cruise ship captain, 62, whose fake picture was seen around the world.
The so-called “Surgeon’s Photograph” by Dr Robert Wilson, published in 1934, supposedly showed the monster’s head and neck.
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It was later proved to be a hoax but Mr Edwards said: “How do you think Loch Ness would have fared over the years without that picture?
"I’ve no guilty feelings at all about what I’ve done.”
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