Students Capture HD Video of "Sea Monster" Stalking Northern Ireland

Students Capture HD Video of “Sea Monster” Stalking Northern Ireland


Did a group of kids from Northern Ireland capture a lake monster in Lough Foyle, off the River Foyle? You can watch the footage and decide for yourself.

The students were visiting the lake while filming a short film project entitled ‘Fishing with David Lynch’, when they captured what looks like a large creature breaking through the water. The “creature” swims along the surface of the lake, rather uninterested in the gasping onlookers, and then disappears under the water and out of sight.

The footage was released by Conall Melarkey from Moville, Donegal in Ireland, and has already amassed over 100,000 views in a very short while, stirring up loads of controversy at the same time.


A large portion of those who have viewed the 31 second clip are calling it a hoax thanks to several apparent inconsistencies. Residents of Lough Foyle are saying the location of video couldn’t possibly have been filmed in Foyle and was, in actuality, filmed in Howth, near Dún Laoghaire harbor, 130 miles away.

Other skeptics point to the second boat in the background of the clip as the culprit for fakery. They say that when viewed in high definition, you’ll notice a series of what almost look to be rigs and pulleys between the two boats, a mechanism they believe was used to pull the beast through the water.

Despite the naysayers, Conall remains adamant that the footage is not a hoax.

“Can’t believe people are suggesting this is just a viral promotion for our wee college project, which is only like 2 minutes long,” he wrote. “We’re not even going to upload it to YouTube.”

There are many stories of strange and wonderful sea and river creatures that have been recorded and told all over Northern Ireland, stories that many locals say lend credence to the video.

As Youtube commenter, Trace Fleeman explained: “A sea monster that dwells in the Irish Sea is known to the people on the Isle of Man. Its name means ‘Beast with a Black Head’ and destroyed the lives of many fishermen.”

So, what do you think the video shows? Sea monster or elaborate hoax? Watch the video below and share your thoughts with us on our official Facebook page, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a comment!


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  1. Coppertop

    05/02/2013 at 1:19 PM

    I keep expecting to see Guillermo del Toro’s name crawl across the screen.

  2. Sergei

    05/02/2013 at 5:03 PM

    The way is plows through the water at boat speed suggest that the object in question is being pulled. Physics would suggest a creature of that supposed size would lumber through the water and create a less linear wake.

  3. butch

    05/03/2013 at 12:00 AM

    i thibk it is obvious that namor has gone off of his diet yet again!

  4. Steve

    05/03/2013 at 10:59 AM

    Do folks across the pond really fish in a suit and tie? Blymey…that’s even more bizarre than the object in question.

  5. GP

    05/05/2013 at 6:15 PM

    Eeryone is too quick to call this a fake. First of all, the creature is not being pulled by cables. The two lines that are shown coming from the dingy are the fwd and aft anchor lines. The creature is swimming in the same fashion as a crocodile. When crocodiles propel themselves on the surface they create a very small wake, and travel in a straight line. This creature appears to be propelling itself very similar to a croc. The student was wearing a suit because he was supposed to be David Lynch fishing. I fail to see the significance of the suit or that the film was shot 130 miles from where he thought he was. I think this may very well be the real deal. By fate and dumb luck this young man captured something very strange indeed.

  6. Colby

    07/16/2013 at 9:00 PM

    Why so quick to assume it is a creature?

  7. Alex

    05/20/2014 at 4:00 PM

    Footage by Conall Melarkey,read,Con-All, malarkey(Meaning foolishness and nonsense)enough said.Stop being a bell end and grow up.

  8. [email protected]

    10/01/2016 at 9:11 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks the bigger mystery in this video is why someone would wear a suit while fishing?

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