Loch Ness monster first spotted this year as official ‘sightings’ have been recorded

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The Loch Ness monster has raised its head for the first time this year with three ‘sightings’ already recorded this month.
Viewers have claimed to have spotted the legendary creature via a live webcam feed from Urquhart Bay, claiming to have witnessed “unexplained” objects in the loch measuring approximately “a dozen feet long”.

The mythical beast was first spotted on January 11 by the American Kalynn Wangle.

She noticed a “V-shaped wake” followed by “something black” surfacing on the water for a second, before disappearing under.



Kalynn spotted an unusual wake despite the lack of any traffic on the water.

After checking the footage a few times, she felt certain of what she had seen and reported it to the official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Record, which then verified her account.

The second sighting was recorded by veteran Nessie Watcher Eoin O’Faodhagain, of Drumdoit, Co Donegal.

He saw an “unexplained” figure hiding in the lake on January 19 and watched him for 20 minutes as he disturbed the waters.

The hospital worker managed to capture a three-minute clip of the sighting and claims there was no other boat present to explain the unusual activity.

A few days later, on January 22, he recorded another sighting very similar to his premiere this year.

Mr O’Faodhagain explained: “I just walked into the webcam at 2:11 pm and immediately saw what I could make out, these are two objects splashing in the bay about 30 yards from one of the ‘other.



A black figure can be seen rising from the water between these two shrubs

“They were two black objects throwing a lot of water, and from a distance they were tall looking into the water.

“Then the one on the right submerged, then came back up. The one on the left did the same thing intermittently.

“They were visible for up to three minutes, then there was nothing.

“They could have been a few feet out of the water and maybe a dozen feet long.”

Mr. O’Faodhagain is no stranger to Nessie, having spotted the ‘greatest ever’ sighting of the legendary creature in June of last year.



The object was visible for a few seconds before disappearing into the murky waters

There were 13 “confirmed” sightings of Nessie last year, including one recorded with sonar.

According to a 2018 study, the elusive creature is believed to bring in around £ 41million to the Scottish economy through tourism.

Sightings Log Manager Gary Campbell says this month’s sightings are “a great start to the year.”

He said: “It is more and more common with the webcam to have more observations in winter. Previously it was just summer during the tourist season.

“But now this area of ​​the Loch is virtually guarded 24/7.

“Cynics might say we make it up, but we never pretend it’s an observation just something unexplained. ”

The 55-year-old also explained that there is a strict process to rule out false sightings, including looking for nearby boats, birds and insects on the webcam lens.

He added: “With Loch Ness, truth is stranger than fiction. Some of the photos are really inexplicable.

“There would be no need to fake anything because there is so much going on already. ”

“We’re just trying to

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