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Fresh monster sighting in Loch Ness brings total to 12 this year despite coronavirus pandemic

By Val Sweeney

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The latest Nessie sighting brings the total so far in 2020 to 12.
The latest Nessie sighting brings the total so far in 2020 to 12.

It may have been the year of lockdown but as 2020 draws to a close the total number of recorded Nessie sightings this year has reached 12.

The latest encounter was reported by Karen Scott and her partner who were visiting from Aberdeen.

They reported a creature in the water near Urquhart Castle which surfaced and then disappeared.

It then reappeared over a period of five minutes.

The sighting, which was captured on camera on November 24 about 2.30pm, has been added to the by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register at www.lochnesssightings.com.

Gary Campbell, who keeps the register, said although visitor numbers to Loch Ness and its attractions had been severely curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was still a strong year for sightings.

In another encounter in October, a large sonar contact was picked up 185m down in the loch by Cruise Loch Ness.

Long-time Nessie hunter Steve Feltham said those images helped put together the most compelling case for a big creature swimming around in Loch Ness.

Related story: Another sonar sighting leaves Nessie experts stunned.

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