Many people believed that the Devil would not allow this classic horror film to be made: Arguably, they weren’t wrong.
During filming, a series of unusual deaths and accidents affected the cast and production team.
Two months before filming, lead actor Gregory Peck’s son committed suicide. Then, the previously well-trained Rottweilers used in the film viciously attacked the animal handlers, leaving them with horrific injuries. Another animal trainer (a professional lion-tamer) was eaten alive by a lion. The main actors were involved in a head-on collision as they were traveling to the set, and were lucky to live; the director’s hotel was targeted by the IRA in a terrorist attack, and most unlikely of all, both Gregory Peck’s and writer Richard Seltzer’s planes were struck by lightning on two separate occasions. Peck had another brush with death when he had to switch flights, finding out later that his original flight crashed and killed everyone on board.
In a accident eerily reminiscent of a famous scene in the movie, Visual Effects Supervisor, John Richardson’s, assistant was decapitated in a car accident. Narrowly escaping death, John Richardson woke up from a coma and recalled that the road sign before the car crash read: “Ommen, 66.6 KM.”
This image, taken by an Apple map satellite, depicts a shadowy form of around 100 feet in length with something akin to flippers in the water of the Loch Ness. The image has been studied for six months by experts at the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, the Club has concluded the shadow is most probably the Loch Ness Monster. This sighting is the first reported in 18 months, the longest that Nessie has been missing since 1925.
In 2007 Gordon Holmes, a 55 year old English lab technician, claimed to have captured the most compelling evidence of the fabled Loch Ness Monster. ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45-feet long, moving fairly fast in the water’, said Mr Holmes
This underwater photo, taken in 1972, seems to show a plesiosaur-like creature.
Bank manager Peter MacNab snapped a photo of something large moving through the water of the loch near Urquhart Castle in July 1955
Taken in 1972, this photograph seems to show the Loch Ness Monster moving towards the right with its hump protruding well above the surface and its mouth open
In 1951, Lachlan Stuart took a picture of mysterious humps rising from the loch. Author Richard Frere later revealed that Stuart had confessed to him the humps were nothing more than bales of hay
On November 12, 1933, Hugh Gray was walking back from church along the shore of Loch Ness when he saw an 'object of considerable dimensions, making a big splash with spray on the surface of the Loch’
Dubbed the Loch Ness Muppet, this 1977 attempt to prove the monster’s existence proved to be a fake.
The “Surgeon’s Photograph” (pictured above) is purported to be the first photo of a “head and neck”, and is one of the most iconic Nessie photos. Supposedly taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist, it was published in the Daily Mail on 21 April 1934. Wilson’s refusal to have his name associated with the photograph led to it being nicknamed the “Surgeon’s Photograph”. He claimed that he was looking at the loch when he saw the monster, so he grabbed his camera and snapped four photos. Only two exposures came out clear: the first one shows what was claimed to be a small head and back, while the second one shows a similar head in a diving position. The first one became iconic, while the second attracted little publicity because it was difficult to interpret what was depicted, due to its blurry quality.
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