Well, we’ve somehow made it to June, and that means those Loch Ness researchers are getting ready to head out and deep dive for Nessie DNA. Will they find any?
Meanwhile, things are heating up for all the blurry video lovers out there. On May 21, footage appered online of what many outlets described as a “mysterious creature” lurking the waters of Loch Ness. It’s hard to make out in the video — a long, moving trail of something in the distance, with light bouncing off of it.
The footage was filmed by a grandmother and her granddaughter while out visiting the loch. By their account, there were “no boats or people” nearby. Many, however, believe it’s just a simple matter of sunlight reflecting off the water’s surface.
But if you’re not impressed with that footage, let’s have a look at what just popped up today:
According to the Daily Mail, this Loch Ness sighting has actually been “accepted by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.” The footage was captured by
a tourist an Irish man viewing a webcam on April 30. He managed to watch the alleged creature for a full 10 minutes, recording the screen with his smartphone.
The creature appeared near Urquhart Bay.
The witness described it as about 20 feet long. He also believes Nessie is not a plesiosaur, but rather “something that has evolved in Loch Ness over thousands of years.”
The “Keeper” of the Official Register of Sightings at Loch Ness, Gary Campbell, thinks the footage is “remarkable in its length” and cleary displays “something that dives in and out of the surface with water splashes and reflections.”
Is Nessie getting sloppy? While the video is long, it’s hard to tell much of anything due to its distance and lack of clarity. You never can tell. I remember several years ago when a video surfaced of Iceland’s Lagarfljot Worm, and that one turned out to probably be a snagged fishing net!
Update: The second witness was not a tourist as originally reported, but rather a “hospital clerical worker” viewing the online Loch Ness webcam. In other news, there’s an online Loch Ness webcam.