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The head of the Loch Ness monster’s fan club has denied suggestions that the animal is dead following just one credible sighting last year.
A new documentary examines the possibility that the monster might be extinct as its reported appearances become increasingly rare.
Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, said only one sighting, made just off the Clansman Hotel on 6th June, 2009, was judged by him to have been a credible report.
And according to Mr Campbell such reports are increasingly rare.
He said: “”That’s why were so relieved to have heard about this sighting.
“In June, when it was reported, nobody had seen anything for a year. If it hadn’t been for that one, we would have been really, really worried.
“There is an embarrassment factor to seeing Nessie. The first thing people say to you is, ‘Had you had a drink?’
“Ten years ago we had a lot of good sightings, but in the last two or three years, they have tailed off.”
He added: “What we regard as a dependable sighting is very much down to the person who sees it.