|born 18 September 1885|
|died 15 November 1942 aged 57|
|clothed 28 September 1927|
Baptised Vincent Horan
On 26 May 1934 Brother Richard Horan was working in the boathouse of the abbey on the shores of Loch Ness when he heard a noise in the water. He turned and saw
he was being watched by a large creature with a long graceful neck and a white stripe down its front. Other monks in the abbey also reported seeing the monster.
On May 26, 1934, Brother Richard Horan of St. Benedict’s Abbey, the grounds of which look out over the loch, stated that he had seen and watched a strange animal in the loch for twenty minutes. He claimed to have seen a long neck and head sticking out of the water at a 45-degree angle; the head had a snub nose, and the underpart of the neck was silvery in color, blending into black on the sides of the creature.
Brother Richard was not buried in the monk’s cemetery