An accounting of Loch Ness Monster sightings for 2019 finds that the famed cryptid was spotted a whopping 18 times, which is the highest number in nearly 40 years. The tally comes by way of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register maintained by longtime researcher Steve Campbell. According to the Nessie hunter, who collects reports throughout the year and judges the credibility of the cases, the rather sizeable number of noteworthy sightings is the best on record since 1983, when 20 different encounters are said to have occurred.
This past year's proverbial high water mark continues a trend that has been unfolding over the last few years wherein Nessie sightings have steadily increased at a remarkable rate. To that end for those keeping score at home, 2018 saw 15 sightings, 2016 had 12, and the three years prior to that each featured seven reports. Those numbers stand in stark contrast to much of this century so far as it was not uncommon for many years between 2015 and 2000 to have just one or two cases.
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