Knewz.com reported that Loch Ness enthusiast Eoin O'Faodhagain is convinced he has caught sight of the legendary creature, affectionately called "Nessie," in webcam footage captured earlier this month.
The 59-year-old O'Faodhagain hails from County Donegal in Ireland and has been known to keep a close eye on the online Nessie Cam for a chance to prove once and for all that the creature, who monster hunters have been trying to track down since 1933, is in fact the real deal.
New images snapped near the Inverness Loch, at Shoreland Lodges near Fort Augustus, depict a mysterious dark blob floating toward the surface.
Witnessing this, O'Faodhagain said he is sure there is only one logical explanation: It is the large, long-necked, humpbacked Loch Ness Monster.
“I kept zooming in and out of the video clip, and just as well because I got one of the strangest images I have ever got in Loch Ness. It’s this image of a half-circle hump, light gray in color with three uniform black spots,” O'Faodhagain said according to the Daily Star.
“If I was looking up in the sky at it, I would have said it was a UFO, but I was looking at a webcam over part of Loch Ness. I have no idea what this strange moving object is, only to suggest it could be a young Nessie,” he said.
While some may argue this blurry image cannot quantity as definitive proof, O'Faodhagain refutes this, retorting, “Nobody to date knows what the Loch Ness Monster is, nobody can say it isn't.”
O'Faodhagain claimed the blob was “maybe two feet long” but stressed there is likely a lot more going on beneath the water, and commented “the markings of the three black-spot pattern is very unusual.”
“As it moved further from the camera, you could see a lot of splashing going on around it, and this was very peculiar as it was not moving fast,” he said.
“No seal or otter has markings like that, and -- as for an eel -- no on that as well. Anyway, it is moving too rigidly for any of these animals, and at a constant slow pace. Snakes might have markings on their skin, but what snake has a two-foot oval hump?"
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The story of the Loch Ness Monster first gained worldwide attention in 1933, but the legend goes much further back than that with the first reports of a “water beast” in the Scottish loch appearing as far back as the seventh century.
Then, in 1933, an article published in a Scottish newspaper spoke about a “whale-like-fish” that could only be called a “monster.” Following this many claimed to have caught a glimpse of Nessie and a 1934 photo claiming to be the creature, that was later proven to be a hoax, is still in common circulation today.
Belief in the beast continues right up to the present day with people like O'Faodhagain carefully tracking all available footage and online live streams. While its existence may not have quite entered scientific papers just yet, if it ever does decide to reveal itself to the world, you can be sure that someone will be very quick to notice.
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