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Sightings count - 1095 recorded to date




"While there are many people who do not believe that the Loch Ness Monster exists, there is practically no one who would not be overjoyed to find out that it did" -  Daniel Cohen 1970




Have a look at the ten sightings of 2017 and tell us what you think - it's a RECORD YEAR for the 21st Century! We're still awaiting the first of 2018...


If you're staying in accommodation around the loch look out for the new 'report a sighting' cards issued by the Cobbs group  If you want to see the Nessie in the picture above head to the Dores Inn by the loch



To see the loch in all its glory, drive the MONSTER 66 - all the best places to see Nessie




The total count includes all those reported and recorded since 565AD - the very first sighting report can be seen here. The register is split into three sections:


However, it's not just Nessie that fascinates people - did you know that in Scotland alone, there are 23 other lochs (in addition to Loch Ness) where sightings of unknown creatures have been noted - we've also decided to record those where we can.

So, if you see something in Loch Ness or elsewhere, let us know and we'll add it to the list. Pictures are especially welcome as they help prove what you saw.

As you'll also appreciate, there are also many historical sightings - we're adding them to the register as we find them so if you know of any old unreported sightings, please tell us so that we can update the lists.


Gary Campbell, Registrar of Sightings, Loch Ness


To report a sighting, follow this link : REPORT A SIGHTING

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