According to Gary Campbell the keeper of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register it has been a very good year for Loch Ness Monster sightings.
Campbell confirmed that Nessie sightings are at their highest levels since the year 2000. There have been seven documented sightings of the elusive lake monster so far this year and for the first time, two of these sightings occurred on the same day by different witnesses at different locations on the loch. Campbell said in an interview “It means that there are more people than ever before looking for Nessie – which would explain the rise in sightings.” Along with 2016 Loch Ness Monster reports were some interesting pieces of possible evidence including some intriguing Loch Ness Monster pictures.
“Ian Campbell Loch Ness Monster Picture”
Campbell believes the rise in sightings of the elusive cryptid can also be attributed to the surge in smartphone and webcam usage. Two of the seven 2016 Loch Ness Monster sightings were via webcam one of which was reported by a viewer from the United States. The most recent Nessie sighting was on August 21 when a local government worker named Ian Campbell spotted two creatures measuring over 30ft near the shore of Loch Ness while cycling. The Campbell sighting produced one of the more interesting Loch Ness Monster pictures this year. On that same day another report was made by a man named Mr. Smith who reported seeing similar black shapes moving in the water near Urquhart Castle.
As the year comes to a close perhaps there is still time for Nessie to make one more appearance. Maybe the year will end with lake monster sightings not only from Loch Ness but elsewhere as well. Hopefully, this rise in sightings will carry over into next year strengthening the theory that the Loch Ness Monster is still alive and well!