Hong Kong resident watching Nessie Cam to escape protests makes 14th sighting of the year


NESSIE has been spotted for the 14th time this year by a fan of the monster sitting 6,000 miles away in Hong Kong.

Michael Yuen was watching the official webcam to escape the stress of the violent protests sweeping the former colony.

He watched amazed as a large, dark object swam in a straight line across Urquhart Bay for about three minutes.

Michael was watching the live webcam feed on Wednesday evening when he saw the “unknown object coming out of Urquhart Bay”.

The object appears to make large ripples in the water as it moves across the loch before being lost behind a tree.

Speaking today Michael said: “I watched the channel as a relief to the stress accumulated from watching recent large scale political protests in Hong Kong.

“I have a strong feeling that at the same location, the creature will be captured again by someone else in the next few weeks again.”

The 13th sighting was made on August 3 by a man known only as Sean T from Kent, who was on holiday with his family.

It was not until he returned home he noticed the “unknown object” in the water in one of his pictures. He took it from the Change House parking spot on the easter shore of Urquhart Bay at around 9pm.

The image shows a strange looking black object in the water of Loch Ness, which could be the head or part of the hump.

Gary Campbell, the registrar of the Loch Ness Monster sighting page said: “Michael is the first sighting I know of from Hong Kong.

Michael had been watching the webcam to escape the violent protests in his home country

sightings so far this year and the mix of online and physical reports. ”

Mikko Takala, who has been researching Loch Ness for over 20 years, recently claimed that an increase to the surface temperature could be the reason behind the increased Nessie sightings.

And the RNLI issued a safety warning on July 22 after plans for a mass search for the Loch Ness Monster on September 21 went viral on Facebook.

On the site 18,000 people said they are going to a Storm Loch Ness event with 38,000 “interested”.

The RNLI said the water is very deep and has an average temperature of 6C but is prone to deteriorating conditions with wave heights of 4m being recorded.

Research carried out last year revealed that the mythical creature is worth £41m a year to the Scottish economy.