Reports are surfacing that Scotland's famous Loch Ness monster may be dead. There have been no "confirmed sightings" for the first time in 90 years, the Daily Mail reports.
The legendary Loch Ness monster has been capturing the world's imagination since 1933, when sightings were first reported of the monster, affectionately referred to as "Nessie," on a mass scale, and the trend has continued ever since.
Longtime Nessie spotter Gary Campbell keeps a register of all "confirmed sightings." After seeing something in the loch himself, Campbell began keeping a record 17 years ago, but his list dates back to sightings 1,500 years ago.
"So far, 1,036 reported sightings have been recorded and there were some in 2012. I'm convinced that Nessie has just taken some time out and will be back with a vengeance this year," Campbell said.
Entries to the annual Nessie spotting contest were revealed to be images of a wave, a duck and one not even from Loch Ness. The lack of sightings in 2013 is certainly alarming to Nessie enthusiasts, who have been intrigued by this mystery that dates back over 80 years.
"It's very upsetting news and we don't know where she's gone," Campbell said.