AFTER disappearing for a month, sightings of the Loch Ness monster have been reported twice in five days.
The beast was spotted and photographed by a woman from Manchester on February 23.
Then on February 27, a regular Nessie hunter from Ireland reckoned he had caught an image of Nessie on the official webcam.
Lisa Brennan, 30, and her partner, Danny, 37, were driving near to Urquhart Castle when they made the first February sighting.
Lisa’s snap shows a L-shaped black object on the water which could be taken as the head and neck of Nessie.
She said the object disappeared shortly after she took the image.
Lisa said today (Tues): “We were driving around the loch and as we got to Urquhart Bay, just before the castle, I spotted a dark object around 3ft tall above the water surface.
“I shouted, “Oh my god I’ve just seen something’! He slowed down the car, didn’t believe me but each to their own.
“By the time I had got the camera ready on my phone the object had lowered into the water so I only managed to get as much as I did on the photo as it then disappeared into the water.
“I made him turn around at the castle and go back to see if we saw anything else but unfortunately we didn’t.
“Danny didn’t see anything as he was driving, but said my reaction to what I saw was very convincing.”
Eoin O’ Faodhagain, from Castlefin, Co Donegal, an avid Nessie hunter, used the webcam to capture a dark shadow at the south side of Loch Ness near the Clansman Hotel.
He said today: “It’s a great feeling you get when you have photographed something out of the ordinary in Loch Ness.
“Nessie is the dark shape on the surface of Loch Ness on the opposite side of the loch.
“I had been watching the webcam for about 20 mins on the afternoon of the 27th when I noticed a dark object appear briefly, seconds then it was gone.
“I replayed the live cam and stopped it to take the photo, without zooming in. There was no other boat traffic on the loch at that time and the loch was calm.
“I knew immediately I had spotted Nessie, and not a boat. Boats do not disappear from screen there was no further appearance of an object in that area after 20 minutes of watching.”
The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster for 2019 was reported by Jonas Detsch of Aberdeen who visited the loch while out hiking with his brother near the Clansman Hotel in Lochness.
He claimed they saw a 50 metre long disturbance that was caused underwater by “something large” on January 24.
Nessie was reported to have been seen 15 times in 2018.
Research carried out last year revealed that the mythical creature is worth £41m a year to the Scottish economy.
The first encounter of the beast is said to have been encountered by Irish Missionary St Columba in the River Ness in 565AD