Latest Video of 'Loch Ness Monster' Marks Fourth Official Sighting this Year, and Second Sighting by Same Witness in 30 Days

Circled in this still image from the video is the rapidly moving object that some think could be Nessie.  (Eoin O’Faodhagain)

Circled in this still image from the video is the rapidly moving object that some think could be Nessie. (Eoin O’Faodhagain)

Loch Ness’ resident monster Nessie has been spotted four times so far this year, according to Gary Campbell, recorder of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.

The first such sighting of 2019 was in January with the second following on February 23rd. The two most recent, from February 27th and March 22nd, have both come from webcam watcher Eoin O’Faodhagain.

“These are all very credible sightings," Campbell said. "It is an early start for Nessie—you have to go back to 2001 for an earlier start for sightings."

The most recent video, captured by O’Faodhagain from Loch Ness' live webcam at 4:53 p.m. on March 22nd, is 39 seconds long and shows something seemingly creating a wake as it moves rapidly across the loch.

“The object appeared on the surface before submerging. It was gone for five seconds—then up again going in another direction, turning about and leaving a wake and splashes. It then submerged and disappeared," O’Faodhagain said. “To see Nessie once is unbelievable, but twice in a month is fantastic. It’s the luck of the Irish, I suppose. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It had some power underneath it.”

These aren’t the first reported sightings of Nessie by O’Faodhagain. On April 30th, 2018 he recorded a 10 minute video from the same webcam of “something big” that “dived down and up again and dived and disappeared.”

Some may find O’Faodhagain’s repeated sightings to be suspect, but to Campbell it’s the webcam working as designed.

“The webcam has meant people like Eoin are watching the loch from all over the world all the time," he said. “But do these latest sightings explain the Loch Ness mystery? No. Do they add to the weight of evidence that there is something happening that is unexplained? Yes.”

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