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Long time no sea Irishman has ‘clear’ sighting of Scotland’s famous Loch Ness monster

Donegal man says he first caught sight of Nessie 34 years ago in 1987

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Eoin O'Faodhagain

Eoin O'Faodhagain

Eoin O'Faodhagain

Irishman and veteran Loch Ness Monster hunter, Eoin O’Faodhagain has claimed that he has spotted Nessie.

The 57-year-old from Donegal has spent years watching the loch, located in the Scottish Highlands.

A hospital worker by day, Eoin has made many trips to Scotland to try and track the beast. He also spends time watching a webcam overlooking the area from his home.

With his first glimpse of Nessie 34 years ago in 1987, he has since had 14 registered sightings of the mysterious sea creature. The beast is often described as large with a long neck and one or more humps that protrude from the water.

In footage recently shared by Eoin, he claims that a “black object high out of the water” and moving down the loch on the northern side is the famous beast.

The video shows an object, presumed to be Nessie, ducking into the water as a boat moves north along the water in the direction of Nessie. By the time the cruiser comes into view on the screen, the mysterious object is submerged in the water and reappears after the other both goes by.

This sighting, Eoin claims is his “clearest sighting yet”.

"I thought it was very unusual for a cruiser to come from the castle direction and go towards it and it looked big on the water,” he explained to Daily Record.

"It then disappears and goes under the water the cruiser seems to be oblivious to anything there. You can see the wake on the water after the cruiser went by it.

"If anyone suggested they were looking at a boat- I've never seen two boats that close together on a Loch that is a mile wide. I would say this is maybe my clearest sighting yet. This object looked to be on top of the water and then go down as the cruiser approached it.”

"I've often had humps disappear, but I've never seen it dive before,” he said of his sighting.

"I definitely don't think it is a boat- boats don't disappear under the water. The weather conditions and visibility were good at the time of the sighting and the Loch was calm, and mirror like reflection on the water.”

Eoin acknowledges that while the webcam isn’t very clear it is compelling evidence that there are unknown creatures in the Loch Ness.

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“The videos are very intriguing to trigger further debate about the Loch Ness Mystery. "I believe there are unknown creatures or an unknown species in the Loch definitely.”

Back in August, Eoin reported another sighting to the Official Loch Ness Monster Register when he spotted two “solid black shapes that headed across the screen then completely disappeared.” During his early morning viewing, he said the shapes “began over to the right of the screen and headed towards a stationary boat on the left of the screen. A small motorboat went through close to the shoreline a few minutes earlier and went by the stationary boat, shore side.”

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster has been park of Scottish folklore for hundreds of years but entered the global stage in 1933 when a paper published one mans witness account of seeing the beast. It is from this publication that the creature got its moniker.

Over the years there have been many searches of the loch to try and pin down the monster, however nothing was ever found. Scientists have also used sonar imaging, sonar sound, and DNA testing to try and prove or disprove Nessie’s existence.

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