A NESSIE enthusiast claims to have spotted the Loch Ness Monster for the third time this year, recording the biggest ever sighting of the beast.
Eoin O’Faodhagain, 55, believes he saw the mythical creature in Urquhart Bay last Wednesday [22 Apr] after spotting a 30ft long shape in the water.
Footage of the sighting, which has since been “confirmed” by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, is thought to be the largest ever seen.
In the video, a long black shape can be seen floating atop the water.
The mysterious object remains suspended in the water for a few moments, before slowly submerging over the course of two minutes.
As the clip ends, the shape disappears without a trace under the tranquil waters of Loch Ness.
Speaking today, Eoin said: “The object came up out of the water and stayed motionless, and after a few seconds splashing motions can be seen on the video.
“Then it submerged slowly into the loch disappearing from sight.
“The object in my estimation is at least 30 feet long as shown by solid blackness in the water, rising to at least 4 to 5 feet high.
“It was amazing to see such a large image caught on video compared to my previous sightings.
“This sighting is also special because there was no boat traffic or wave disturbance in the video and the surface of the loch was calm.”
Eoin is no stranger to Nessie, having caught the first sighting of the decade back in January as well as a further sighting earlier this month on 14 April.
There were 18 confirmed sightings of the monster last year, making it the busiest year for claimed sightings since the peak of Nessie-mania in 1983.
Last September, researchers from New Zealand claimed that the Loch Ness Monster could be a large eel, extracting DNA from water samples to test for this.
Research carried out in 2018 revealed that the mythical creature is worth £41 million a year to the Scottish economy.