The very first long-range sighting of the Loch Ness Monster has been reported in China.
Weiming Jiang spotted Nessie 5,300 miles away in Jiaozhou City after spotting the beast via a webcam.
Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Recorder Gary Campbell said: “She saw one black spot, then two, very close to shore.
“They moved on the water for six minutes.
“This is the first accepted sighting we have had from China, but it just shows that you can see Nessie from anywhere in the world.”
Gary has recorded 14 sightings this year, nine of them via a webcam overlooking Scottish Loch, the Sun reports.
One was from Matt Reddick in Dallas, Texas. Another was Eoin O’Faodhagain in County Donegal, Ireland.
Eight-year-old Benjamin Scanlon, from Ickenham, London, last month captured the sonar image while vacationing with his family aboard the “Nessie Hunter” on August 26 when he spotted the silhouette at the bottom of the water.
His sonar pinged something about four meters long, 20 meters below them.
The image showed the blue background of the loch with the thermal image of a long snake-like shape, the Scotsman reports.
Last year there were 13 sightings, including another sonar image that captured a large creature lying near the bottom of Loch, taken by Cruise Loch Ness led by Ronald Mackenzie.
Since the start of the records, 1,143 have been recorded.
However, Nessie’s most famous photograph, taken in 1934, was later found to be fake during a deathbed confession.
The image is actually a Woolworth toy submarine with an attached carved wooden head and was produced by Chris Spurling.
Spurling later confessed that the plot was hatched by his stepfather, hunter Marmaduke Wetherell, who had been hired by the Daily Mail to find the monster and after faking his own sighting, was publicly humiliated by his employer and hatched a plan to get his revenge.
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