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A veteran Loch Ness Monster hunter claims to have sighted a strange creature emerging from the deep lake in the Scottish highlands. He believes that the 2-foot-long beast could be a baby Nessie.
The creature could be Nessie’s baby because the legendary Loch Ness Monster is reputed to be much longer than 2 feet. Some Loch Ness Monster experts estimate it to be about 30 feet long.
“Baby Nessie” had black spots
Monster hunter Eoin O’Faodhagain spends much of his time monitoring webcams installed over Loch Ness for signs of the elusive legendary lake monster.
He has reported multiple sightings while monitoring webcams installed at Shoreland Lodges on the southern shore near Fort Augustus.
In his latest report, he captured images he claimed provide new evidence that the monster exists.
The image (see below) shows a grayish form with spots swimming against the current. Only a living creature could swim against a strong current, he reasoned.
He zoomed in on the swimming creature and then out. He then captured one of the most exciting images of his Nessie hunting career.
The image showed a semi-circular structure with a grayish color and black spots.
‘It could only have been a young Nessie’
The monster hunter said that if he had seen the shape while watching the skies, he would have thought it was a UFO. But it was in the water, so he concluded it had to be a “young Nessie.”
He admitted that the spots were unusual. He had never seen a Nessie with spots before. But he did not know of any other creature native to the Loch with similar markings. So he guessed it was Nessie.
“The markings of the three black-spot pattern is very unusual,” he said, according to the Daily Star. He added that he had never seen a seal, otter, or eel with similar spots.
“I have no idea what this strange moving object is, only to suggest it could be a young Nessie,” he said.
Although the spotted structure looked hump-like, he wasn’t sure if it was the hump or some other part of its body.
He guessed from the intensity of splashing and the waves that most of the body was submerged, meaning it could be more than 2 feet long.
Monster allegedly shares the lake with a mate
However, going by the monster hunter’s previous claims, it shouldn’t surprise Nessie enthusiasts that the mythical monster has a baby.
The 59-year-old Nessie hunter claimed in March 2023 that shadowy forms he spotted emerging from depths suggested that Nessie was sharing the lake with a mate.
He reported sighting two Nessie-like humps surfacing. One hump was bigger than the other.
The two humps swam side-by-side for some minutes before the bigger hump separated and moved in a different direction.
O’Faodhagain’s latest sighting comes after a family visiting the Scottish highlands in August photographed a dark shape on the lake.
They encountered the “dark shape” during a boat trip. It appeared about 200 meters ahead and looked like the head and back of a humped creature.
They submitted the photo to the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.