There has been no shortage of Loch Ness Monster sightings this year. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Dave Conner
There have been more sightings of the elusive creature this year than during any other this millennium.
It has been a solid twelve months for the world's best known cryptozoological mystery with seven reported sightings so far - that's two more than were reported during the previous year.
Describing the upward trend as "fantastic", Gary Campbell, keeper of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, believes that a rise in the number of people carrying smartphones and a growing interest in watching the loch on webcams could be at least partially responsible.
"It means that there are more people than ever before looking for Nessie - which would explain the rise in sightings," he told the Press and Journal
One of the most recent sightings of the monster was reported back in August by government worker Ian Campbell who, along with his son and a family friend, had been cycling along the side of the loch when they witnessed two strange creatures in the water.
A visitor to Urquhart castle also reported seeing two dark shapes in the loch on the same day.
No definitive explanation for either of the sightings was ever found.
A full list of all the recent sightings, along with photographs, can be viewed - here
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