Richard Mavor, 54, was taking part in the Great Glen Canoe Challenge at the time and didn’t realise he captured the fabled beast until eagle-eyed viewers spotted the mysterious creature in the water.
The pilot was filming for his Youtube channel, Richard Outdoors, when he accidentally caught the figure swimming on the banks of the loch in August, Daily Record reports.
He was participating in the Great Glen Canoe Challenge for Alzheimer’s Society with friends at the time he was filming.
Richard didn’t notice the unusual shape in the water until viewers started to leave comments on the video pointing it out. Eagle-eyed viewers claim they can see the ‘Loch Ness’ Monster in this drone footage (
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Richard said: “I couldn’t believe it. I had to rewind the footage several times and have watched it several times since.
“I don’t know what it is but it certainly has the same shape as previous sightings of Nessie.
“The more I watch it I think ‘crikey!’ there really wasn’t anything in the area that could be.
“There was no driftwood or anything like that so who knows.
“We had just parked up and I thought I would get some nice shots on the beach for my Youtube.
“I didn’t notice what I had picked up until others told me to watch out for it.
“It could be a trick of the light but we can’t be sure.”
Richard and his friends completed the challenge in four days, covering 62 miles. Viewers have zeroed in on the dark mass in the circle
Together they raised £15,000 with his group for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The outdoor explorer, from Skipton, North Yorks., also shared a vlog of the experience on his YouTube channel to raise awareness.
Last month, the fabled creature was “spotted on sonar” as apparent sightings of the beast have soared in the past few months and one tourist believes he has proof of Nessie in the loch. Richard Mavor was shocked to catch the ‘ Loch Ness Monster ’ on his 4k drone footage.
It is the fourth time the Loch Ness Monster has reportedly been spotted in recent months.
Brandon Scanlon, who has been named by the official Loch Ness Monster sightings register, claims to have recorded a sound image of a creature rumoured to be between 3-4 metres (around nine to 13 feet) long below the waves.
It comes after a number of reported sightings in July and August purporting to be the alleged plesiosaurus.
The Daily Record reports the findings of the register, during sighting, on August 26.