Nessie expert Gary Campbell, the recorder of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register made the calls after Nessie was spotted five times this year. The most recent sighting recorded of the mysterious monster was by Kaylynn Wangle who logged her second sighting of 2020 on June 9th.
Ms Wangle watched the Nessie webcam and saw a black object moving across the loch from right to left.
Meanwhile, hospital clerical worker Eoin O’Faodhagain from Northern Ireland was responsible for the other three sightings this year, including his glimpse of Nessie on January 18th.
In a rare interview, Mr Campbell said: “The great thing about the webcam is that anyone can join in the hunt for Nessie from anywhere in the world – all you need is an internet connection.
“I would like to see webcams all around the loch to get a 360 degree watch. I’m sure that would produce even more sightings and increase the chances of explaining the mystery.
“Over the past few years, the webcam has been gaining popularity and there are now a number of regular webcam watchers who keep a close eye on the loch from the web – and even more so now in the current pandemic.”
Mr Campbell said it can be better than watching TV.
He added: “The beauty of the webcam is that it still allows those who wanted to travel here to continue in the hunt for Nessie.
“The latest sighting adds to the mystery. It does nor definitively prove the existence of Nessie but it adds to the debate.
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Figures show that sightings of the Loch Ness Monster reached a record 18 for this century and were at their highest level for more than 35 years.
At the same time, a group of scientists last year claimed that they had solved the mystery of Nessie.
They said she could possibly be a giant eel after undertaking DNA analysis of living species in the freshwater loch.
Lead Scientist Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand’s University of Otago ruled out the presence of large animals said to be behind reports of a monster.
But he said that 25 percent of their DNA samples remain unidentified.
Economically, the Loch Ness Monster is worth £41m to the Scottish economy with 1118 historical sightings recorded over the last few centuries.
According to Google, there are 200,000 searches each month for the Loch Ness Monster.
Irish missionary St Columba is said to have encountered a beast in the River Ness in 565AD and is thought to be one of the earliest sightings.
However, among the most famous claimed sightings is a photograph taken in 1934 by Colonel Robert Kenneth Wilson.
The image was later exposed as a hoax by one of the participants, Chris Spurling, who, on his deathbed, revealed that the pictures were staged.
Meanwhile, in 1996, Mr Campbell saw something resembling a “mini whale” – with a black shiny back – at the south end of the loch.