Eoin O’Faodhagain, an Irish hospital clerk, spotted the elusive cryptid in Urquhart Bay, U.K., on the Loch Ness Live Cam. This isn’t his first encounter with the Loch Ness monster either. The Nessie enthusiast also has the only other confirmed sighting of 2020.
“It’s great to get the very first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster for the decade,” O’Faodhagain said of his Loch Ness monster sighting in January. “There has been a lot of speculation that this creature is migratory in nature. Well, I think a sighting on January 18 disproves this theory. Nessie, in my opinion, goes no further than the Loch itself.”
The video of O’Faodhagain’s second sighting shows something appearing to come out of the water, swimming through the loch, and disappearing. The footage is filmed from rather far away, but the creature does appear to be big.
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“Well, to be quite honest, I thought Nessie had gone into quarantine,” O’Faodhagain joked, “as for the past nearly three months I did not get a glimpse of her.”
“I thought my luck was bound to run out sometime, and I thought this was the time until this morning, and to my great surprise Nessie came up out of the depths to say hello,” he continued. “It was three to four feet out of the water at its highest but mainly low to the water for most of it. Putting up a wash of white water as it moved to see it at that range, it would have to be at least ten feet long.”
Nessie could be getting bolder without boats and people on the Loch.
“As you can see from the video, there are no boats present before the object appeared out through the surface water,” O’Faodhagain said. “Loch Ness at the moment is like a ghost lake. There is no activity of any sort out on the lake these days due to the present circumstances.”
In addition to his two sightings in 2020, O’Faodhagain contributed 4 of the 18 confirmed Loch Ness monster sightings in 2019, his busiest year of sightings since 1983, which has been referred to as “Nessie-mania.”
Some are still skeptical about whether or not the Loch Ness Monster exists. A group of New Zealand researchers used DNA found in September 2019 to suggest Loch Ness monster sightings could be due to several large eels migrating. Our very own Zachary Bales took a look at that claim in “Loch Ness Monster Theories: The European Eel.”
The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register receives a number of potential Nessie sightings each year. And their confirmation of the cryptid adds validity to this particular sighting.