Latest Video of 'Two Nessies' is Man's Fourth Capture of Something in Loch Ness Since 2018
Irishman Eoin O' Faodhagain has now captured an unexplained object in Loch Ness four times since 2018, after spotting two objects in the loch on a webcam operated by Loch Ness researcher Mikko Takala on July 10th.
O' Faodhagain was watching the video live when he made his own recording of the objects.
"The day of the sighting was extremely windy, as you can notice from the trees moving over and back," O' Faodhagain said. "When I noticed the two strange shapes first they were either side of each other and not behind each other, going in the same general direction. Never did I think it was two humps from the one animal, the sighting did not give me that impression."
"The two strange shapes were identical to each other, and that also gave me the impression it was two separate objects," he added. "I was quite startled to see two possible Nessies on the webcam. I think it's a bit of a rarity to view this."
O' Faodhagain estimated the objects, which were in Loch Ness’ Urquhart Bay, to be about 20 feet long and protruding from the water by five feet or so. A boat can be seen behind them in the loch for comparison.
"I have never seen two objects so close to each other on the webcam before and I have been watching for years. Their shape in the water is very strange," he said. "What are they, I don't know. They could be two Nessies."
The poor quality of the video makes it unlikely that a definitive explanation will be found for the objects, although two other videos shot in Urquhart Bay within the last two years were thought to likely feature a tree stump. Popular explanations for the Loch Ness Monster phenomenon include a population of plesiosaurs that survived extinction, a giant sturgeon, an enormous sea snail, or misidentified seals and debris in the loch; although other hypotheses include more metaphysical components.
O' Faodhagain’s first video capture through the webcam came on April 30th, 2018, followed by two more on February 27th and March 22nd of 2019.
Some may find O’Faodhagain’s repeated sightings to be suspect, but to Gary Campbell, recorder of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, 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," said Campbell earlier this year. “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.”
This sighting came just two weeks after a boat skipper reported an unusual sonar return in the loch, and is at least the 9th reported sighting of 2019.
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