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Man has spent 25 years searching for Nessie

By T.K. Randall
July 28, 2016 · Comment icon 17 comments

Feltham has yet to solve the mysteries of Loch Ness. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ben Buxton
It has now been 25 years since Steve Feltham dedicated his life to hunting down the Loch Ness Monster.
Originally from Dorset, the 53-year-old began his search for the world's most famous lake monster back in 1991 after being fascinated by the possibility of its existence his whole life.

Having given up his house, his job and his girlfriend to focus on finding the elusive beast, he now lives in a mobile home which is parked on a permanent basis on the shores of the loch at Dores.
Despite never finding any conclusive evidence to prove that the creature exists, Feltham is certainly not deterred and vows to continue his record-breaking vigil for many years to come.

"I look at 25 years as a good halfway mark in trying to solve this," he said. "I am willing to dedicate another 25 years. Hopefully it will only take another few weeks. Who knows?"

An archived local news report covering his time at the loch can be viewed below.

Source: BBC News | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Atuke 8 years ago
What is this from? I like it. Sounds like Beatle lyrics
Comment icon #9 Posted by oldrover 8 years ago
  No, it's this fella
Comment icon #10 Posted by SSilhouette 8 years ago
Hey, everyone needs a hobby.  It's better than him shooting up heroin on a streetcorner for the last 25 years.  No harm done.  Let him dream.  Let him explore!  We wouldn't have a tenth of the things we take for granted in modern times without this type of Quixotic devotion to "the impossible"...  Think about it...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Sundew 8 years ago
Hey, he's not bothering me and it's harmless. I just think he's probably wasting his life over something unreal, but he won't be the first. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by MisterSuperGod 8 years ago
Beats working for a living. /s
Comment icon #13 Posted by Atheist Pope 8 years ago
I actually feel sorry for him. He's never going to find any evidence as marine biologists have already said there's not enough of a food supply in the loch to support a large creature. I hope he has an epiphany and returns home. Heck, he could even write a book warning others about wasting their lives in such a manner.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ealdwita 8 years ago
Has anyone considered the possibility that he's been looking in the wrong place? He may well have spent the last 25 years in the Lake District.
Comment icon #15 Posted by TripGun 8 years ago
What if the whole thing was faked. You think this guy might say you guys got me, hahaha, or would he go to prison for murder.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Rlyeh 8 years ago
Did he at least get a T-Shirt?
Comment icon #17 Posted by oldrover 8 years ago
I remember when he first went there, it was covered in a documentary. C4 I think.  I think you have to ask, what his basic motivation for being there is. Is he a deluded nut case who's wasted his hoping to see a monster? Or, has he decided to drop out, live by a beautiful Loch, and make what he can by selling his models and appearing in the media?  Question is whether he's happy. 

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