He’s loch-ed in to finding the truth.
An Irish man who monitors newly installed, high resolution webcams around the Loch Ness in Scotland believes he’s captured the “giant eel-like shapes” that make up the infamous Loch Ness Monster.
Eoin O’Faodhagain, who posts the most evidential footage to YouTube, reports that the cam feed nabbed “a long black cylinder shape 6 to 8 feet long” at 7:33 p.m. local time on Sept. 15.
“Giant Eel like creature captured on webcam,” O’Faodhagain wrote in the video description. “The creature moves steadily from left to right, breaking through the surface.”
The monster hunter also picked something up on overhead cameras by the Clansman Hotel near a dock on the loch at 8:13 p.m. on Sept. 6.
“The first at the Clansman webcam Loch Ness … is of a water disturbance, and a long dark shape which was recorded for 4 minutes, and was the only darkened water visible in the recording of the loch in that time,” the 57-year-old, who made his first sighting in 1987, told the Daily Record.
O’Faodhagain, a hospital clerk from County Donegal according to the Inverness Courier, also claimed to have sighted the monster at 11:18 a.m. on Sept. 1 on the more grainy Shoreland Lodges footage of the body of water.
It is there that the alleged Nessie — believed to have been spotted on sonar in 2020 — skims the surface in a manner similar to the most recent footage.
Perhaps O’Faodhagain’s most convicting claim came on May 24 at 12:31 p.m. in a video titled “Loch Ness Monster surfaces.”
“A large body comes in and out of the water in mirror like calm conditions, caught on the webcam,” he captioned the uploaded video, which has been viewed over 18,000 times. “I would estimate it to be in the region of 18 feet long and at least 4 feet high out of the water, showing one large hump, then two humps, and after a minute it disappears completely. A cruisers wake can be seen about 300 metres from where Nessie emerged.”
O’Faodhagain’s findings aren’t all that far-fetched either. Earlier this summer a joint study done by scientists across the UK and Spain reported that an ancestor to the Loch Ness Monster may have existed in prehistoric times.
Even Visit Inverness Loch Ness, the tourism agency that installed the cameras at the end of August per the Record, is convinced something’s slithering through the water.
“The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, as we like to call her, is one of the world’s greatest unanswered questions,” according to its website. “But with over 1100 recorded sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, there’s no question that people are seeing something …”
Almost exactly a year ago, outdoorsman Richard Mavor caught similar footage on drone during a charity canoe race in Loch Ness as well.
“The last thing I want to do is make a Nessie claim,” he told The Post at the time. “I’m the most skeptical of people. But watching this I think yeah, there’s something a bit strange here.”
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