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There were ‘sightings’ on Saturday, August 26, according to a volunteer who is a member of the greatest Loch Ness Monster hunt in 50 years.
There is little doubt that the Loch Ness Monster enigma has persisted for a long time, and recent searches have scarcely turned up any conclusive solutions.
Nevertheless, thousands make an effort each year to uncover proof that the monster actually exists.
Hundreds of volunteers began arriving in the Scottish Highlands in quest of the fabled creature.
The Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit has partnered with a group of researchers from Loch Ness Exploration (LNE) to carry out the largest surface water study for the creature in more than 50 years during a two-day search operation.
Since the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau began looking for evidence of the monster back in 1972—roughly 51 years ago—it is believed to be the most thorough study.
A team of volunteers has been searching for Nessie with the aid of unique tools that have never been used on the loch.
Drones are also being used to create thermal imagery of the notorious waters in an effort to find any weird anomalies that may be hiding deep beneath the surface.
It marks the start of day two of the search for Loch Ness, but a volunteer on the expedition has already recounted events that occurred on the Saturday.
One of the hundreds of volunteers participating that weekend, Craig Gallifrey, told Sky News that there had been some “sightings” the day before.
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.”
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.”