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Mother and daughter report monster sighting on Loch Ness bringing the total for 2020 to 13 despite coronavirus pandemic

By Val Sweeney

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Numbers of Nessie sightings have remained strong in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Numbers of Nessie sightings have remained strong in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic.

As 2020 finally draws to a close, another Nessie sighting has been recorded bringing the total this year to 13.

The last-minute entry on the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register was submitted by local resident Louise Power and her mother, Jennifer Macrae, after a walk along the Great Glen Way above Temple Pier at Drumnadrochit on November 15.

They said they saw "something strange" in the water less than half-a-mile away from where they had gone for a walk.

Ms Power said: "There was a wake after it and during that time it did not disappear - it just kept moving slowly.

"Then it turned towards Dores with a big wave and just went under the water and disappeared."

She added: "I just couldn't believe it. It was quite big and whitish grey. I couldn't put an exact size on it - other than it was big.

"We have both lived here all our lives and we have never seen anything like that before."

Gary Campbell, who keeps a register of encounters at www.lochnesssightings.com, 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

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