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Loch Ness Monster sightings are on the rise


Posted on Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 | Comment icon 6 comments

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.

Source: Scotsman | Comments (6)

Tags: Loch Ness Monster

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Lilly on 7 December, 2016, 12:24
Here's a photo that made the rounds in the fall: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/16/does-this-picture-show-loch-ness-monster.html Nessie or just a group of seals?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Carnoferox on 7 December, 2016, 16:25
Yep, those are seals alright. Not quite as ridiculous as the idiot who believed a wave was Nessie, though: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2825102/Is-Nessie-emerging-deep-Monster-s-head-pictured-surface-choppy-Loch-Ness.html
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin on 7 December, 2016, 22:16
About 15 years ago i remember thinking that camara phones would bring about an avalanche of cryptid, ufo and paranormal photos and videos that would provide undisputable evidence of there existence, yet here we are nearly in 2017 with almost everybody in the civilised world having smart phones and all we get is the odd shady video or blatant hoaxes!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Derek Willis on 8 December, 2016, 10:11
The sales of single malt whisky is also at its highest levels since 2000 ...
Comment icon #5 Posted by ChrLzs on 9 December, 2016, 6:24
And the number of tourists who have realised that their camera phones suck and bring along decent digital cameras (eg DSLR or hybrid long zooms) has increased.  I see a LOT more people in touristy locations carrying decent cameras than I used to in the 60's and 70's (yes, I'm that old), so why isn't there at least one decent high resolution image? I'll tell you.  All of these inane fuzzy low-res reports are from people filming stuff that is so far away their crappo cameras just record an unresolved blob.  All the people situated much closer and with good cameras, don't bother photographing 'ne... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by toast on 9 December, 2016, 9:05
More visitors to Loch Ness, more "sightings"  


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