The remarkable footage (shown below) was reportedly taken by Eoin O’Faodhagain on Monday night as he was watching a live stream of the famous Scottish lake.
He was stunned to see “something alive” emerge from the water near the opposite shore. As it swam, he said, the creature seemed to show “a long neck or black humps.”
O’Faodhagain estimated that the mysterious animal was about 15 to 20 feet long, and said that “this is the closest thing to a definitive proof of Nessie that I have ever seen.”
While skeptics may dismiss the video as inconclusive or a hoax, the experienced webcam watcher who has collected a number of possible Nessie sightings over the years confidently stated that this case is “the most convincing footage of a very large living creature in Loch Ness.”
The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie, is a legendary beast that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
It is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. The first written account of a monster in Loch Ness dates back to the 6th century AD, when St. Columba reportedly saved a man from being attacked by a water beast.
Since then, there have been numerous sightings and reports of Nessie, especially after a road was built along the lake in 1933, offering an unobstructed view of the water.
Some people have speculated that Nessie is a plesiosaur, a prehistoric marine reptile that went extinct millions of years ago.
However, most of the evidence for Nessie’s existence has been debunked or disputed by scientists and experts, who explain the sightings as hoaxes, misidentifications, or wishful thinking.
Despite the lack of conclusive proof, Nessie remains a popular and enduring icon of Scottish folklore and culture, attracting millions of tourists and enthusiasts to Loch Ness every year.
O’Faodhagain is one of them, and he hopes that his latest video will inspire more people to keep an eye on the lake and look for Nessie. “She is out there,” he said. “You just have to be patient and lucky.”