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Mystery sounds heard in Loch Ness during major Nessie hunt

By T.K. Randall
August 28, 2023 · Comment icon 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 | 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.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2023/08/29/loch-ness-monster-photos-search-nessie/70707904007/ 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 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49495145
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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