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Eoin O’Faodhagain has recorded what is claimed to be the first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in 2022. Watch the footage below:
O’Faodhagain captured the footage of an enigmatic shape in the water via an online webcam that looks over the famous loch.
For hundreds of years people have been trying to find the Loch Ness Monster, which brings in nearly £41 million in goods and services every year, according to research from 2018.
The seasoned Nessie hunter said he was 'very excited' after having made the alleged sighting.
"I had been watching the live footage for a couple of hours, when it suddenly appeared," O’Faodhagain said, explaining he felt he 'was onto something' when he viewed the footage.
"Taking into account the distance from the webcam to the object – I would estimate nearly a mile away – it had to be rather on the large side," he added.
O’Faodhagain guessed the creature might be 'over 13-feet long' and about 'three to four feet out of the water'.
He noted that anything smaller than that wouldn't have been seen due to the range of the shot and resolution of the webcam.
"They made no further impression on the water, after watching the webcam afterwards for another hour. So I have to believe they were a live creature of some sort," he said.
“Eoin has been watching the camera for a number of years now and has visited the loch so is well experienced in what is a known phenomenon."
O’Faodhagain's footage at one point resembles the famous 1934 'surgeon's photograph' of the creature.
The photograph was published by the Daily Mail in 1934 and attributed to a surgeon named Robert Kenneth Wilson.
However, 60 years after the photograph was published it was confirmed to be a hoax, with Christopher Spurling coming forward to admit his involvement in the photograph's production.
The Nessie On The Net webcam can be watched live at www.lochness.co.uk