Sightings at Loch Ness from 2021 on

Here are the sightings of something unexplained in Loch Ness reported from 2021 on by people who have visited or live by the loch - over twenty years into the 21st Century and people are still reporting activity at Loch Ness


Total for year - 6 so far

26 August - Benjamin Scanlon was on holiday with his family and took a trip on the 'Nessie Hunter' of Loch Ness Cruises. He spotted something on the sonar on the boat and caught the image below. Captain Mike of the boat estimated it to be
3-4 metres in length, at a depth of about 20 metres, while the boat was in water about 40 metres deep. 


30 July - Thomas Dobinson, visiting from Wiltshire, spotted an unknown object in the water near Urquhart Castle at 11.41. He said that the object on the water was about the size of a dog and roughly 200 yards away from him and hus family. The object was wet and dark in colour so appeared black. The sighting lasted less than a minute and he took this picture:


30 July - Mr Veacock visiting from the North West of England was parked up in the last lay by north of the castle scanning the loch with his binoculars when he noticed something two thirds across the loch away at 3.10pm. He originally thought it was a foot high and some five foot long, but later was able to compare it with the Jacobite Warrior as it passed by the area. As such, he stated that what he observed was easily the length of the handrail at the rear of that boat which led him to re-asses what he saw as nearly two foot high and ten to twelve feet long. He said the same was witnessed by two other families in the layby. He provided this sketch of what he saw:


26 July - Sebastian, Oscar and Alexandra Norman were visiting the loch from Surrey and took a trip on a Jacobite cruise boat. They said that towards the end of their boat ride at around 11.30am, as they were heading back, Sebastian saw in the distance about 20-30 metres ahead what he described as a black dot... they explained "as we got closer to it it was scaly, black shape the size of a dinner plate that was higher at one end and was like a tiny slope". They managed to capture this picture:


19 July - a man and his daughter visiting from Chester reported seeing an unidentified movement in the loch. They were hillwalking above Fort Augustus and made the sighting at 3.20pm. They said a cruise boat had passed some 20 minutes earlier but that there was no boat activity at the time of the sighting.


2 June - A young man visiting from Cambridge saw an unidentified creature for two seconds in Urquhart bay close to the castle on Wednesday 2 June around 1.30pm while scanning the loch surface with binoculars from the Castle site. He said a hump came up going against the waves, looking like a turtle's back, black in colour with a green tinge to it. He reported that the weather was warm and sunny with excellent visibility. 

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