Loch Ness Monster sightings (allegedly) hit record high
According to the UK's Daily Mail, sightings of the Loch Ness Monster have hit a record high, with a Michigan woman becoming the ninth person to spot "Nessie" in 2017.
Diana Turner reportedly spotted the mythical cryptid via webcam during a livestream of Loch Ness in the vicinity of Urquhart Castle, which is said to be a hotspot for Nessie sightings.
"The sighting lasted about two minutes and other than a boat in the distance, she saw no other traffic on the loch," said Gary Campbell, who maintains the official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register. Campbell has recorded over 1,080 various Nessie sightings during his career.
Turner's recording of Loch Ness was made on September 29, states the Daily Mail article.
Interestingly, while the Daily Mail considers this to be a "record year" for Nessie sightings, the very same article states that there were 17 documented sightings in 1996, and several years with 20-plus sightings during the 1960s and 1930s. So, we're not quite sure how the good folks over at the Daily Mail consider nine sightings in one year to be any sort of record.
Of course, we at Journal of the Bizarre have long maintained that the Loch Ness Monster does not exist, so we don't really care enough to delve into the Daily Mail's mysterious method for verifying "records".