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Nessie spotter registers fourth sighting of unexplained image on Loch Ness


By Val Sweeney

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Another sighting of something unexplained on Loch Ness has been registered.
Another sighting of something unexplained on Loch Ness has been registered.

A seasoned Nessie spotter has registered a fourth sighting this year of something unusual he spotted on the Loch Ness webcam.

Irish hospital clerk Eoin O'Faodhagain captured the image while watching the webcam on August 22.

"I noticed two odd black solid shapes moving across the screen from right to left," he said.

"There was a stationary cruiser to the left of the screen.

"I recorded the images and after they disappeared kept recording for a further 30 seconds to show that they were not surface vessels. They were completely gone."

Mr O'Faodhagain reported his finding to the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.

He has also posted it on www.youtube.com.

It is the eighth webcam sighting on the register this year and joins Mr O'Faodhagain's previous three sightings.

The first was on January 19 when he managed to get a recording lasting over three minutes.

He then spotted two objects splashing about in the water on January 22.

On March 12, he noticed a disturbance of water and a wake with a black shape rising up and down.

As well as the eight webcam images, five sightings of something unexplained have been registered this year by people who have visited or live by the loch.

Gary Campbell, who keeps the register, said many images in recent years, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, came from the Loch Ness webcam.

He said for reasons outwith the control of the camera operators, the resolution of some images was sometimes less than ideal.

"Given they are still 'unexplained' though, we decided that from 2021 onwards, such images would be listed separately from those that are reported by people who saw something while physically at the loch," he stated.

"This, we feel, more properly gives 21st Century tech its place in the history of Loch Ness."

Flurry of sightings on Loch Ness


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