When we see headlines or hear news reports about odd sightings, we typically watch the skies for UFOs. However, this year, heads are turning towards the water to catch a glimpse of the alleged Loch Ness Monster. So far in 2021, there have been 14 “official” sightings of the mythological creature in Texas, Ireland, England, and most recently, China. The Official Loch Ness Monster Sighting Registry records these sightings and posts them to its website to keep track of Nessie’s alleged movements. This year’s number surpasses last year’s 13 sightings, though there has never been a spotting quite so far from the creature’s home country before.
Approximately 5,300 miles from Loch Ness in Ireland, Weiming Jiang of Jiaozhou City, China noticed the monster nearing the shoreline. According to Jiang, at first, she saw one black dot in the water and then another. She watched the mysterious dots move on the water for six minutes before disappearing. The sighting is the first-ever recorded from China, proving that the Loch Ness monster can be seen just about anywhere.
The whole idea behind an official Loch Ness Monster sighting registry might seem silly. However, the sheer number of descriptions, photos and videos that come to the publication over the years speaks for itself. Even though there are only 14 “official” sightings, there are dozens if not hundreds of witnesses around the world who believe they caught a glimpse of the elusive sea serpent.
Enthusiasts Frequently Notice ‘Black Objects’ During Loch Ness Monster Sightings
The registry supplies a central location for all of these accounts, and many of them share strikingly similar findings.
In January this year, Eoin O’Fagan saw several instances of strange activity on the Loch over the course of a few days. Like the Nessie spotter in China, O’Fagan repeatedly saw two black objects pop out of the water, “splashing around in the bay about 100 feet apart.”
“They were 2 black objects throwing up a lot of water, and from the distance were large looking in the water,” the Loch Ness monster tracker repoted. “Then the one on the right submerged, and then came up again. The one on the left did the same thing intermittently. They were visible for up to 3 minutes, and then there was nothing.”
Oddly enough, on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, another spotter, Kalyn Wangle submitted another sighting from the official Loch Ness webcam. After 4 p.m. local time, Wangle saw “a very large dark shape appears to be swimming from left to right at the very front of the shore.”
Take a look at what caught Wangle’s eye in the video below.
Nessie or not, the mystery behind the alleged Irish sea creature is still very much alive. As the sightings continue to rise, it’s a wonder where else in the world we might see the Loch Ness monster.