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Loch Ness enthusiast records ‘biggest ever sighting’ of the beast

‘It was amazing to see’: Nessie hunter is stunned after capturing ‘huge’ 30ft-long Loch Ness Monster sighting on video

  • Eoin O’Faodhagain, 55, believes he saw the mythical creature last Wednesday
  • He claims he spotted a 30ft long shape moving in the water at Urquhart Bay
  • Footage of the sighting is thought to be the largest ever recorded  

A Loch Ness monster hunter claims to have made the largest ever sighting of the mythical beast after spotting a 30ft long shape in the water. 

Eoin O’Faodhagain, 55, filmed the shape in Urquhart Bay last Wednesday and claims it was his third sighting of Nessie in 2020.

Footage of the sighting, which has since been ‘confirmed’ by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, is thought to be the largest ever seen.

Mr O’Faodhagain’s says last week’s footage is ‘special,’ because there are no boats or waves disturbing the area around the shape.  

The shape, spotted at Loch Ness last Wednesday, was estimated to be around 30 feet long, rising to at least 4 to 5 feet high.

Eoin O'Faodhagain, 55, filmed the shape in Urquhart Bay last Wednesday and claims it was his third sighting of Nessie so far this year

Eoin O’Faodhagain, 55, filmed the shape in Urquhart Bay last Wednesday and claims it was his third sighting of Nessie so far this year

In the video, a long black shape can be seen floating atop the water. 

The mysterious object remains suspended in the water for a few moments, before slowly submerging over the course of two minutes. 

As the clip ends, the shape disappears without a trace under the tranquil waters of Loch Ness.

Mr O’Faodhagain said: “The object came up out of the water and stayed motionless, and after a few seconds splashing motions can be seen on the video.

‘Then it submerged slowly into the loch disappearing from sight. 

‘The object in my estimation is at least 30 feet long as shown by solid blackness in the water, rising to at least 4 to 5 feet high.

‘It was amazing to see such a large image caught on video compared to my previous sightings.

‘This sighting is also special because there was no boat traffic or wave disturbance in the video and the surface of the loch was calm.’

London surgeon Robert K Wilson captured this photograph, often considered one of the most iconic images associated with the search for Nessie, in 1934 while holidaying in Scotland

London surgeon Robert K Wilson captured this photograph, often considered one of the most iconic images associated with the search for Nessie, in 1934 while holidaying in Scotland 

Eoin says he has spotted Nessie three times this year, first back in January and twice in April, but he considers last weeks spot to be the largest ever

Eoin says he has spotted Nessie three times this year, first back in January and twice in April, but he considers last weeks spot to be the largest ever 

Eoin is no stranger to Nessie, having caught the first sighting of the decade back in January as well as a further sighting earlier this month on 14 April.

There were 18 confirmed sightings of the monster last year, making it the busiest year for claimed sightings since the peak of Nessie-mania in 1983.

Last September, researchers from New Zealand claimed that the Loch Ness Monster could be a large eel, extracting DNA from water samples to test for this.

Research carried out in 2018 revealed that the mythical creature is worth £41 million a year to the Scottish economy.

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