2022, thus far, has seen the lowest number of official Loch Ness Monster sightings since 2013 when the mysterious creature was spotted just one time.
Interestingly, 2021, with 16 official sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, was the second most recorded in a calendar year since the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register began keeping records.
The sixth and most recent official sighting of the Loch Ness Monster occurred on October 11 at 5:24 p.m. by a mother and daughter who were visiting from the East of Scotland.
“200 yards off the bank we noticed a long break in the water which was otherwise still and calm,” their report reads. “As we watched a black lump appeared out of the water and sat for approximately 30 seconds before disappearing once again under the water. After another 30 seconds the black lump resurfaced for a shorter amount of time before disappearing under the water again. The lump appeared to be boxy in shape and about the size of a football. It did not appear to swim about, rather it just bobbed and then disappeared under the water before resurfacing to do the same a second time.”
The mother and daughter also captured an image of what they witnessed, which can be viewed over at the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.
As usual when it comes to Nessie sightings, it is very difficult to make out exactly what they saw in the photo.
The previous official Loch Ness Monster sighting came with video evidence
Previously, the fifth sighting of Nessie in 2022 at least resulted in a video.
In between the fifth and sixth official Loch Ness Monster sightings, another occurred that was not deemed to be official, but was no less compelling.
Video from that sighting came from five new webcams that were recently installed around the 23-mile-long loch.
Here’s a live streamed video from earlier today at the Loch…
New theories have come out recently that could explain the Loch Ness Monster mystery
Scientists recently stated that the existence of the Loch Ness Monster is “plausible” thanks to a recent fossil discovery.
However, other theories have also been put forth since the scientists’ discovery.
One posits that the Nessie actually lives in a parallel universe and the creature only sticks its head out of the water every now then because it’s just visiting our universe.
Another theory was produced by a woman who recalled a childhood memory while watching a documentary on the Loch Ness Monster and believes it is nothing more than a hoax.