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The Year So Far At Loch Ness: Two Nessie Sightings and a Home Restoration

Things have been pretty active over at Loch Ness this year, with at least two “official” sightings of the Loch’s alleged resident monster.

Eoin O’Faodhagain, described as a “long time webcam watcher” and Loch Ness enthusiast, is responsible for both Nessie sightings. He managed to spot the cryptid on the Loch’s live webcam, and shared clips of each.

The first sighting occurred on January 18, 2020. Along with the video, O’Faodhagain describes the figure as a “black hump…moving through the water rising in and out of it.” You can vaguely make out a shape in the water to the left of the tree.

According to The Mirror, if this is the Loch Ness Monster, O’Faodhagain believes her appearance in mid-January may disprove any theories that the cryptid might be “migratory in nature.” Instead, he says, Nessie likely “goes no farther than the Loch itself.”

For the second sighting, which occurred at 8:11 a.m. on April 13, 2020, O’Faodhagain believes he saw something rise “at least 3 ft high out of water…creating wash as it submerged and rose again.” It, too, can be seen near the tree on the webcam, this time to the right.

While many believe the videos here are perhaps too distant and blurry to reveal much of anything, both sightings have been added to the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, where you can view other potential sightings from throughout the years.

Or, if you are so inclined, you might try your own luck at Nessie hunting by viewing the Loch Ness live stream.

This Old (Burnt) House

Meanwhile, restoration efforts have begun at the old home of occultist Aleister Crowley. Known as Boleskine House and located at the southeast side of Loch Ness, it once served as Crowley’s strange HQ, where he was said to perform rituals and black magic.

Last year, the house erupted in flames after a case of suspected arson, though this wasn’t even the first time — it also suffered severe fire damage in December 2015 under more mysterious circumstances (“The fire was thought to have started in the kitchen,” states Wikipedia, “however nobody was believed to be in the house at the time of the fire…”).

The current owners of the curious manor, the Boleskine House Foundation, have shared images of its very badly burned interior on their Facebook page. They promise to share “some of the discoveries found in the rubble,” whatever that might entail.

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Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. For nearly 10 years, he's managed Stranger Dimensions, providing a unique perspective on all matters involving time travel, parallel universes, and whether or not robots might one day take over the world.

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  1. Hmm… could be Nessie. Is that a UFO streaking past around the same time, at 0:26 on the vid? Single frame doesn’t look like a bird…

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