Irish Loch Ness Monster hunter captures Nessie video

An Irish Nessie hunter captured a video showing a black shape on Loch Ness he believed was the monster. Pic credit:  Visit Inverness Loch Ness

Irish Nessie hunter Eoin O’Faodhagain claims he captured footage showing the Loch Ness Monster following a boat on the lake.

He believes an elongated dark mass moving on the water could only be the legendary creature, the Mirror reported.

The Nessie enthusiast considers himself lucky to have been there to capture the photo and enthused that he “won the lottery.”

It is not the first time that O’Faodhagain has reported sighting the Loch Ness Monster. He has claimed multiple sightings this year.

In March, he reported Nessie may be sharing the loch with a partner.

Mysterious dark shadow with a hump on Loch Ness

O’Faodhagain sighted a mysterious dark shadow with a prominent hump surfacing while watching Loch Ness on a live webcam on Tuesday (July 4).

[Note: You can view Loch Ness online live webcam here.]

He watched as the dark form emerged on the calm lake in the Scottish Highlands southwest of Inverness. A boat approached as the humped mass drifted northward.

When the boat came closer, the humped form disappeared underwater before resurfacing behind it.

It followed the boat for some minutes and changed direction. It headed toward the center of the 56 sq. km (22 sq. mi) lake before submerging again.

[Fun fact: Loch Ness is the second largest lake by surface area in Scotland, next to Loch Lomond in the Scottish local government council areas of Argyll and Bute, Stirling, and West Dunbartonshire, about an hour from Glasgow.]

The form resurfaced again closer to the boat. He could see the black hump above the water. It seemed that Nessie was stalking the boat.

Nessie allegedly generated a wake 15-25 feet

O’Faodhagain sighted Nessie from Shoreland Lodges, near Fort Augustus on the southern shore (you may watch the webcam at Shoreland Lodges here).

The sighting lasted four minutes.

His heart raced with excitement as he filmed the alleged creature. He could not believe his luck to witness such a rare event.

The alleged creature exposed a large section of its body and threw up water as it moved. According to the Nessie hunter, it generated a wake he estimated at about 15-25 feet long.

The Loch Ness monster fan argued that the footage did not show a large fish because they do not have wakes. The dark shape in the water also did not look like a seal or otter.

He said it was one of the best Loch Ness Monster images ever captured and deserved to be part of any future Nessie exhibition.

“I won the lottery with this video clip,” he enthused.

Other Scottish lakes with Nessie-like monsters

Loch Ness is not the only lake in Scotland believed to have a resident monster. Although Nessie is the most famous of the legendary Scottish loch monsters, other notable ones include Morag, who allegedly lives at the bottom of Loch Morar in the Scottish highlands.

Loch Morar is near the village of Mallaig, a fishing port in Lochaber on the West Coast of Scotland.

[Fun fact: With an area of 26.7 sq. km (10.3 sq. mi.), Loch Morar is Scotland’s fifth-largest lake by surface area.]

Locals describe Morag as a Nessie-like monster. However, evidence from the Carmicheal scripts in the custody of the University of Edinburgh’s Carmichael-Watson project suggests locals once described Morag as a mermaid.

Other Scottish lake monsters include the Lomond Monster (Loch Lomond) and Muc-sheilch (Loch Maree).

North America also has Nessie-like monsters, such as Cadborosaurus, native to the North American Pacific Coast, and the Bear Lake Monster, native to Bear Lake, a freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border.

The Nahuelito is native to Nahuel Huapi Lake in the Province of Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina.

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