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Record-breaking hunt for the Loch Ness Monster is now underway

By T.K. Randall
August 26, 2023 · Comment icon 40 comments
Model of the Loch Ness Monster in Drumnadrochit.
Will evidence of the monster be found ? Image Credit: Pixabay / GregMontani
Hundreds of volunteers are working together to find evidence of the elusive Scottish loch monster.
The endeavor, which has been hailed as the largest hunt for the Loch Ness Monster in 50 years, has seen more than 300 volunteers sign up to monitor webcams around the loch and 200 more taking part in a concerted effort to observe the loch in person from multiple different locations.

On top of this, camera-equipped drones have been scouring the length and breadth of the loch while special hydrophonic equipment is being used to listen out for any unusual sounds underwater.

"There are a hundred volunteers lining the banks of Loch Ness today, all on a quest to find some answers to what is the Loch Ness Monster," said Paul Nixon - general manager of the Loch Ness Center in Drumnadrochit which co-organized the event.
"Some of the more recent sightings that I've seen are sonar contacts - showing objects in the water at depth. The biggest one I've seen is an object the size of a transit van, which hasn't been explained to me what that was. It wasn't there when we went back."

With poor weather hampering efforts, however, it remains to be seen whether the team will actually find anything of note, especially given how difficult it is to spot things in the loch's churning waters.

"Not every ripple or wave is a beastie," said Alan McKenna of Loch Ness Exploration.

"Some of those can be explained, but there are handful that cannot."

Source: BBC News | Comments (40)

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Comment icon #31 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 11 months ago
From the OP:  ...but then realized that their recording equipment wasn't plugged in.   That's all I had to see. Ciao!
Comment icon #32 Posted by Guyver 11 months ago
Well, the study was done a few days ago. Has anyone heard about the results?
Comment icon #33 Posted by DieChecker 11 months ago
Looks like most of them had a good time anyway. I'd guess there won't be "results" for over a week. Depending on what was collected... Going over thousands of photos, and written reports, could take several days.
Comment icon #34 Posted by pellinore 11 months ago
Researchers have claimed to have captured the “first ever video” of the Loch Ness Monster, seemingly shows a large animal relaxing on the bank. The bizarre sighting was made at night using heat sensing drone technology as part of the recent mass hunt for the creature in Scotland - the biggest in half a century. Loch Ness Monster seen in 'first ever video' after thermal imaging drone spotted 'mass' - Mirror Online
Comment icon #35 Posted by Essan 11 months ago
They have found proof of deer grazing on the shore (Or possibly some campers)
Comment icon #36 Posted by MysteryMike 11 months ago
Bruh...That could've just been a deer... My god, these people are so desperate...
Comment icon #37 Posted by docyabut2 11 months ago
Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists
Comment icon #38 Posted by Antigonos 11 months ago
There are giant eels throughout New Zealand yet no one has ever claimed to have seen a Nessie type creature in them. But at least we’re in the realm of real world explanations now.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Alchopwn 11 months ago
There is every likelihood that Nessie doesn't live in the Loch, but only visits.  During the 19th Century there was a publication that dealt with eels of prodigious size travelling across the UK by land being routinely discovered by sports fishermen.  One wonders if this was perhaps the origin of medieval myths about wyrms and dragons?
Comment icon #40 Posted by Roshman 11 months ago
"Sadly, though, they were unable to actually record the sounds."   Gloops!

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