By Tim Binnall
A Loch Ness webcam watcher with a penchant for spotting what may be the site's legendary monster has added yet another sighting to his tally. Eoin O'Faodhagain was reportedly watching the live stream from his home in Ireland on Monday when he noticed an odd shape emerge from the water and seemingly swim a short distance across the lake. Incredibly, this latest case is the seventh time that the 'monster hunter' has seen something strange on the webcam that was considered a strong candidate for the creature.
"I thought Nessie had gone into quarantine," O'Faodhagain joked, "as for the past nearly three months I did not get a glimpse of her." Thinking that perhaps his amazing run of good fortune when it came to catching sight of the creature had come to an end, the diligent webcam watcher was pleasantly surprised when "Nessie came up out of the depths to say hello" on Monday.
Based on his observation, O'Faodhagain estimated that "it was three to four feet out of the water at its highest but mainly low to the water for most of it." He also noted that the "wash of white water as it moved" suggested that the creature "would have to be at least 10 feet long." He also stressed that Loch Ness is largely a "ghost lake" due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and, as such, there were no boats or any other activity on the water that day.
As he has done in the past, O'Faodhagain submitted his footage to the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, who recognized it as the second case of 2020. In what may not a surprise to some, the first sighting of the year was also made by the webcam watcher back in January. Considering the current circumstances gripping the globe, one can't help but wonder if O'Faodhagain will wind up being the only person to see Nessie this year due to the lack of tourists visiting Loch Ness.