Nessie hunter sees mysterious black form at the fifth Loch Ness Monster sighting this year

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A Loch Ness monster hunter believes she captured the beast on camera after a live webcam stream from the lake captured a mysterious black shape moving across the water.

Kalynn Wangle, 28, from Oregon, recorded the shape moving slowly on the surface of the water as he watched the live stream of the freshwater Loch in the Scottish Highlands.

Described by Nessie hunters as ‘as good as it gets’, the video shows a black shape moving slowly south across the water before slipping beneath the surface behind a tree.

Now the images are included in the official Loch Ness Monster Sightings register as the fifth official sighting this year.

Miss Wangle said, “A friend of mine that I met through webcam chat asked me to watch it.

‘I had never seen anything like this on a webcam and I thought it was interesting enough to make a video.

‘If it’s actually visible, it’s much longer than any boat I’ve seen on webcam.

“To me it really looks like there’s a big animal in the water, and it might be making a wave as it moves just below the surface.”

Gary Campbell, who maintains the official Loch Ness Monster Observation Register, said Kalynn’s sighting was the best you could get, until people could visit in person.

“It’s as good as it gets now with the webcam reports,” he said.

The subtle black shape at the bottom right of Loch Ness is considered the monster by Nessie hunters

The subtle black shape at the bottom right of Loch Ness is considered the monster by Nessie hunters

An enlarged representation of the mysterious form that has been recorded as an official sighting as it cannot 'be easily explained'

An enlarged representation of the mysterious form that has been recorded as an official sighting as it cannot 'be easily explained'

An enlarged representation of the mysterious form that has been recorded as an official sighting as it cannot ‘be easily explained’

“Less than a quarter of the reports make it to the register – the rest we get can all be explained.”

And since there is no easy explanation for Miss Wangle’s sighting, it has been officially recorded as the fifth sighting this year.

Mr. Campbell continued, “This year looks good for sightings so far and what has been reported is similar to previous years.

‘We want to welcome people back to the lake as soon as possible, because there really is no substitute for being on the coast or on the water and taking a look.’

Miss Wangle’s sighting unfolded over the course of three minutes, although the images were sped up to illustrate the shape’s movement across the water.

Kalynn Wangle, 28, from Oregon, USA, recorded the enigmatic presence moving slowly through the lake as he watched the lake's live stream in the Scottish Highlands

Kalynn Wangle, 28, from Oregon, USA, recorded the enigmatic presence moving slowly through the lake as he watched the lake's live stream in the Scottish Highlands

Kalynn Wangle, 28, from Oregon, USA, recorded the enigmatic presence moving slowly through the lake as he watched the lake’s live stream in the Scottish Highlands

Kalynn, who logged in from Oregon in the US, is fully convinced that the monster is real.

“I’ve looked at these images several times,” she said.

‘What really struck me was the fact that you no longer see the shape once it goes behind the tree.

‘To be sure, I watched for nine minutes after that. Then I got excited that this could be Nessie. ‘

She continued: ‘I believe 100% in Nessie. There is still so much about the world we live in that we don’t know.

Eoin O'Faodhagain, of Donegal, Ireland, claims that on March 12, he saw two 'black bump shapes' about 3 meters apart in the famous Highlands freshwater lake.  Pictured: the images

Eoin O'Faodhagain, of Donegal, Ireland, claims he saw two 'black bump shapes' about 3 meters apart in the famous Highlands freshwater lake on March 12.  Pictured: the images

Eoin O’Faodhagain, of Donegal, Ireland, claims that on March 12, he saw two ‘black bump shapes’ about 3 meters apart in the famous Highlands freshwater lake. Pictured: the images

‘I’ve personally had some strange encounters in my life, including one with a Nessie-type creature.

‘I can tell you that whatever these creatures really are, they are very intelligent and know how to hide.

“They can keep an eye on you just below the surface and you wouldn’t even know they were there, which is exciting but also a bit scary.”

Miss Wangle, who documents potential monster sightings through her YouTube channel, Team Nessie, now hopes to visit it more in person and see the creature in person.

She said, “I hope to visit Scotland one day and see Nessie with my own eyes, I think that would be really cool!”

The Nessie On The Net webcam can be viewed live here