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Long-time Nessie hunter claims third sighting of Loch Ness Monster this year


By Val Sweeney

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The first Nessie sighting of the decade reported by webcam watcher Eoin O'Faodhagain.
The first Nessie sighting of the decade reported by webcam watcher Eoin O'Faodhagain.

A seasoned Nessie spotter claims to have seen the Loch Ness Monster for the third time this year.

Irish hospital clerk Eoin O'Faodhagain believes he saw the mythical creature in Urquhart Bay on April 22 after spotting a 30ft long shape in the water while watching a webcam.

Footage of the sighting shows a long black shape floating on top of the water before slowly submerging over the course of two minutes and then disappearing without a trace.

Mr O'Faodhagain has already claimed two Nessie sightings this year which have been recorded on the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register run by Gary Campbell.

The first was on January 18 when he spotted an unexplained object while watching a webcam and captured it on video. It shows a moving object rising from the water and disappearing again a few seconds later.

On April 13, he again caught a video of something unexplained, appearing very low compared to the surface water and throwing up white foam, going in and out of the loch.

Last year, Mr O'Faodhagain had four sightings recorded on the register after watching the webcam of Urquhart Bay.

The first was on February 27 while on March 22 he took six photographs and a 39-second video of something moving rapidly on the surface then submerging for five seconds before resurfacing and going in another direction, leaving a wake and splashes before disappearing.

On July 10, he reported seeing two objects on the webcam moving in the direction of Urquhart Bay.

He also reported an unexplained object moving close to the shore on September 2.

His submissions were among 18 sightings recorded on the register during 2019 – the highest since 1983.

To see the register go to www.lochnesssightings.coms.

More on last year's sightings at Monster level of Nessie sightings.

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