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Latest images of Nessie 'sighting' are as good as it gets, says keeper of Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register

By Val Sweeney

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The latest Nessie 'sighting' was captured on film by a couple on holiday in the area.
The latest Nessie 'sighting' was captured on film by a couple on holiday in the area.

A video of an object moving through Loch Ness ranks among the best footage of a Nessie "sighting", according to the man who keeps a log of appearances.

The two-and-a-half minute film was captured by a couple early one morning while on holiday in the area.

The sighting has been accepted by Gary Campbell on the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.

It is the fourth one so far in 2022.

The couple who were staying in a cottage overlooking Urquhart Castle saw something in the water on April 25 at 6.16am.

Mr Campbell stated: "They took a video which was later examined by a local photographic and video expert who said that what they captured was clearly animate, came out of the water before going back in again (and then out once more) and was definitely larger than, for example, the bird life in the loch."

Mr Campbell, who has spent 26 years logging sightings of something unexplained in Loch Ness, said it was the best footage he had seen in decades.

"These images are as good as it gets," he said.

"They were examined by an independent expert and shown to to be pictures and videos of an unidentified creature swimming in the loch.

"As they were taken in the early morning, unfortunately no one else was around to see them – but maybe Nessie just likes a bit of peace and quiet to start the day!"

The first reported sighting accepted by Mr Campbell for 2022 was submitted by Jamie Huntley, a documentary maker visiting from Tyne and Wear, who spotted something on March 30 while a passenger in a vehicle. As they passed Boleskine cemetery, he spotted movement in the water.

The next report was on April 4 when Tom Ingram visiting from Portsmouth took a picture aboard the Spirit Of Loch Ness Cruise after a contact on the boat's sonar near the turning point at Invermoriston.

The third sighting was by local man Glenn Blevins who was working near Aldourie Castle on April 15 when he saw a large animate object between both banks of the loch.

First modern-sighting of Nessie reported by Inverness Courier in 1933

The Inverness Courier reported the first-modern day sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in1933.
The Inverness Courier reported the first-modern day sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in1933.

The first reported modern-day sighting of the Loch Ness Monster appeared in The Inverness Courier in May 1933.

Headlined Strange Spectacle on Loch Ness, it sparked an enduring mystery.

According to the story, a well-known businessman, living near Inverness, and his wife – a university graduate – were driving along the north shore of the loch not far from Abriachan Pier when they were startled to see "a tremendous upheaval on the loch, which, previously, had been as calm as the proverbial mill-pond".

The sighting occurred less than a mile from shore and the report stated: "There, the creature disported itself, rolling and plunging for fully a minute, its body resembling that of a whale, and the water cascading and churning like a simmering cauldron.

"Soon, however, it disappeared in a boiling mass of foam."

Sketch of creature seen on Loch Ness in 1936 held at National Museum of Scotland

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