Woman ‘Delighted’ After Capturing ‘Nessie’ On Camera

by : Tom Percival on : 06 May 2017 13:53

A tourist has taken a picture of what she believes is the infamous Loch Ness Monster bobbing up above the water.


Hayley Johnson was taking pictures at Urquhart Bay, near Inverness, Scotland when she spotted a strange dark shape swimming through the water, The New York Post reports.

The photo, which looks more like a black bin bag blowing through the wind than Nessie, is supposedly the first picture of the infamous monster in eight months according to Nessie’s official recorder Gary Campbell.

The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register

He said:


She was taking pictures on her iPhone at dusk when she spotted a dark shape in the water, higher than the waves.

There have been sightings of Nessie there before. This a credible sighting but is obviously unexplained.

Mr Campbell had become concerned about Nessie after there were no sightings of her for almost a year and claimed he was relieved to see that the beast was well.

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He explained: 

I was quite worried that there had been an eight month gap since the last sighting and so was the whole world it seemed.

I am relieved and delighted with this sighting – and so will the planet.

The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register

One reason for Nessie’s ‘disappearance’ could be that the legendary creature’s tired after 2016 where she was spotted a record-breaking eight times in one year.

Campbell claims that the number of sightings has increased in recent years thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and webcams.


They must be pretty good cameras to spot things that don’t exist…

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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