Over the span of 11 days, there have been three visual sightings of the infamous Loch Ness monster, but proof of the existence of the mysterious Nessie may have come in the form of a four-meter creature spotted on a sonar recording.
Benjamin Scanlon claims he recorded a sonar image of the creature between three and four meters in length lurking below the water as he was traveling on a cryptid-watching cruise, according to a report by Edinburgh Live.
The sighting was acknowledged by the official Loch Ness Monster sightings register. According to the official report on the register: “Benjamin Scanlon was on holiday with his family and took a trip on the ‘Nessie Hunter’ of Loch Ness Cruises.
“He spotted something on the sonar on the boat and caught the image.
“Captain Mike of the boat estimated it to be 3-4 metres in length, at a depth of about 20 metres, while the boat was in water about 40 metres deep.”
Benjamin and his family were on vacation and decided to take a trip on the boat the “Nessie Hunter” of Loch Ness Cruises. Benjamin noticed something strange on the vessel sonar and decided to take a picture of it.
This could be a major breakthrough for dedicated Nessie fans. As technology grows more sophisticated, cryptid enthusiasts around the world are hopeful that we may finally start getting hard evidence of these creatures that even the biggest skeptics can’t deny. A picture of the sonar image can be seen here.
In August, a man claimed he saw an animal rising two feet from the water. In another sighting, a father and daughter claimed to see Nessie gliding through the water while hiking nearby, the Sun UK reported.
In another sighting on August 22, Eoin O’Faodhagain claims to have been watching the Loch Ness live webcam when he noticed two solid black shapes moving across the screen before disappearing, Mysterious Universe reported.
So far in 2021, there have been approximately 13 sightings of the Loch Ness monster. With a few months left on the calendar, we hope that number will reach even higher!
You can get more information on these sightings, as well as those from previous years, by viewing the official Loch Ness sightings register.