Creatures, Myths & Legends
Mystery sounds heard in Loch Ness during major Nessie hunt
By T.K. Randall
August 28, 2023 · 40 comments
The Loch Ness Monster remains as elusive as ever. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ben Buxton
Investigators picked up some mysterious sounds but then realized that their recording equipment wasn't plugged in.
Hailed as the largest Loch Ness monster hunt for 50 years, the weekend's activities saw hundreds of people descend on the famous Scottish loch to look for evidence of the elusive creature.
The search included the use of camera-equipped drones as well as special hydrophonic equipment that was used to listen out for any unusual sounds underwater.
Now according to reports, the hydrophone did actually pick up something unexpected.
Several team members heard what were described as "gloops" coming from the depths which could not be immediately explained.
Sadly, though, they were unable to actually record the sounds.
"We all got a bit excited, ran to go make sure the recorder was on and it wasn't plugged in," said Alan McKenna - a volunteer from the research group Loch Ness Exploration.
Ultimately, it doesn't look as though the event yielded any concrete evidence of the monster, but it certainly managed to gain a lot of publicity.
"We've had people from Spain, France, Germany and we had a Finnish couple. We've had news teams from Japan, Australia, America and it has been really good," said McKenna.
"We've all kind of banded together. It's been fantastic."
Source: BBC News
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