The Loch Ness Monster Is Still a Mystery

The Loch Ness Monster Is Still a Mystery

It remains a mystery to discover the monster that is called Loch Ness Monster. In Scottish folklore, the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie is said to be a creature that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature have varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a few disputed photographs and sonar readings.

The team announced on Thursday that a large eel could be behind all the speculation.

“I am unashamedly using the monster as a way to attract interest so I can talk about the science I want to talk about,” the geneticist and professor at New Zealand’s University of Otago told The Washington Post after a hectic day of dozens of media interviews.

The Prime Minister said he had wanted the mythical creature to be real when he was child, adding “part of me still does.”

More than a thousand Loch Ness Monster encounters are recorded in an official “Sightings Register.” “The remaining theory that we cannot refute based on the environmental DNA data obtained is that what people are seeing is a very large eel,” the team wrote on its website explaining the findings.

“A 12-year-old boy could tell you there are eels in Loch Ness,” Feltham said. “I caught eels in the loch when I was a 12-year-old boy.”

“Loch Ness attracts people in a way that few other things ever could,” Gemmell said.

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