US travel writer calls Loch Ness ‘boring and overrated’ lake and says Nessie is a hoax

An American travel writer called Loch Ness a ‘boring and overrated’ lake – and described Nessie as a hoax that doesn’t exist.

Writer and photographer Cameron Hewitt, from Seattle, posted the scathing review on Facebook after driving from Inverness to the Isle of Skye via the loch.

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Blogger claimed Nessie was a conspiracy theory fueled by ‘hoax after hoax’

He said it was his ‘professional duty’ to drive by the famous loch – but described it as ‘the longest, deepest, most boring and overrated loch’ he had ever seen .

Cameron said there was “nothing remotely interesting” about Loch Ness and Scottish had invented the “fabricated story” of Nessie to promote the “giant waste of space”.

He insisted the Loch Ness Monster was not real and said it was ’empty hype’ invented in the 1930s to excite people about a ‘little piece of nothing”.

The blogger said he didn’t blame people for being curious about the loch and that visitors faced a ‘global conspiracy’ to spark interest in a ‘dumb lake’.

Cameron wrote: “Yesterday I drove from Inverness to the Isle of Skye – through the middle of Scotland.

“I could have taken a scenic route, through little villages you’ve never heard of.

“But I had to drive along the longest, deepest, dullest and most overrated lake I’ve ever set my eyes on, simply because so many people want to see it.

So, therefore, I have to see it too, it’s my professional duty. What is their excuse?

“As famous as it is, there’s nothing interesting about Loch Ness once you’re actually here.

“Loch Ness doesn’t even make it into the top 25 ‘most beautiful lochs in Scotland’.

“It’s just a long, narrow lake with a series of roadside attractions and not-so-spectacular mountains on the other side.

“It’s almost as if the Scots, bent on extracting some touristic value from this gigantic waste of space, at some point said, ‘hmm, we should come up with a completely fabricated story so people want to hang out and money here.

“There is no Loch Ness Monster period.

“It doesn’t exist. It never existed.

“It’s just empty hype, invented in the 1930s, kept alive by hoax after hoax, apparently for no other reason than to excite people about a small part of the nothingness contained within the Scottish interior .

“It’s frustrating because there’s so much to see in Scotland that’s so much better than Loch Ness.

“But if you’re taking a ‘Highlands Highlights’ tour from Edinburgh or Inverness, it’s practically a must to include this giant lake.

“Many of these tours even add an unnecessary boat trip on the loch.

“If you choose to skip the boat trip, you save a little money, and then you waste a lot of time waiting, at the lake, while paying customers waste their time and money on a boring trip on the lake, looking for something that no tourist, in the history of tourism, has ever seen, millions and millions of attempts, not once, ever.

“I think I have such a chip on my shoulder partly because I find it insulting to other great sites in Scotland and its Highlands that Loch Ness consumes far more than its share of oxygen.

“I like to imagine a parallel world where Loch Ness does not exist.

“In this world, people spend their time on so many other really amazing attractions in this part of Scotland.

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“I don’t blame you for being curious about Loch Ness.

“You’re facing a massive, well-funded global campaign (if not a conspiracy) to generate some interest in this dumb big lake.
“And for that reason tour operators need to include Loch Ness because if they don’t everyone will complain.”

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