THIRTEEN sightings of the Loch Ness Monster have been recorded in 2020 — making it a bumper year.
Regular glimpses of Nessie came despite fewer visitors in the months of lockdown.
Thirteen sightings of the Loch Ness Monster have been recorded this year[/caption]
A mother and daughter out for a stroll were the latest to report seeing the long-necked, humpbacked creature said to inhabit the water.
Louise Power, 38, said she and mum Jennifer Macrae, 60, got a monster 20-minute view of Nessie near her Drumnadrochit home next to the Scottish Highlands loch.
And neighbour Ross MacAulay reported seeing a 12ft-long beast in July.
Louise, a school clerical assistant, said they saw “something strange” in the water less than half-a-mile away.
She said: “There was a wake after it and it just kept moving slowly. Then it turned and just went under the water and disappeared.
“It was big and whitish grey. I did believe there was something unexplained in the loch — now I know there is!”
Gary Campbell, keeper of the Official Loch Ness Sightings Register, said: “This is the 13th accepted sighting this year, which in a year of lockdown is incredible.
“Normally there would have been half-a-million visitors to the loch, but the sightings have held up with so many less people about. The mystery is as strong as ever.”
Louise Power claims she took this picture of Nessie[/caption]
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