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Volunteer in largest hunt for Loch Ness Monster in 50 years reveals there were ‘sightings yesterday’

Volunteer in largest hunt for Loch Ness Monster in 50 years reveals there were ‘sightings yesterday’

Craig Gallifrey has revealed evidence surrounding 'sightings' are being collated in the hunt for Nessie

A volunteer who is taking part in the largest hunt for the Loch Ness Monster in 50 years has revealed there were 'sightings' on Saturday (26 August).

The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has certainly been a long-running one, and searches in recent decades have hardly produced any tangible answers.

Nonetheless, hundreds try every year to find evidence that the beastie does in fact exist.

Starting yesterday, hundreds of volunteers descended on the Scottish Highlands in search of the mythical creature.

For a two-day search mission, The Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit has teamed up with a group of researchers from Loch Ness Exploration (LNE) to conduct the biggest surface water study for the creature in over 50 years.

It is thought to be the most in-depth survey since the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau went in search for signs of the monster back in 1972 - some 51 years ago now.

As part of the search mission, a group of volunteers have been using special equipment that has never been used on the loch before to find Nessie.

Drones are also in-use, producing thermal imaging of the infamous waters in the hope of identifying any strange anomalies lurking in the deep.

The largest hunt for the Loch Ness Monster began on Saturday.
Loch Ness Centre

Well, with day two of the hunt for Loch Ness beginning today, a volunteer on the quest has revealed developments that already took place on Saturday.

Speaking to Sky News, Craig Gallifrey, one of the hundreds of volunteers taking part this weekend, said there were some ‘sightings yesterday’.

After being asked by Sky News if he thinks the search will provide any sightings, Gallifrey said: "It's hard to say, it would be nice to find something new that might be in the Loch, but with the results on Friday with the four unidentified sounds it's something we going to explore at lot more today (Sunday).

He added: "There were some sightings yesterday which are all being collated so hopefully we will have something by the end of the weekend."

Adding to that, the volunteer said: "There were some reports from people that were watching on webcams and doing the surface watch, so we are just collecting all that evidence."

'Sightings' have been reported in the search for the Loch Ness Monster.
Getty

Speaking ahead of the search, Alan McKenna from LNE said the hope for the search was to find evidence of Nessie's existence.

“Since starting LNE, it’s always been our goal to record, study and analyse all manner of natural behaviour and phenomena that may be more challenging to explain," he said.

“It’s our hope to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts and by joining this large-scale surface watch, you’ll have a real opportunity to personally contribute towards this fascinating mystery that has captivated so many people from around the world.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/ Sky News

Topics: UK News, Weird