Volunteer hunters use drones and webcams to search for mythical Loch Ness monster
Monday, August 28, 2023
Mystery hunters gathered around a Scotland lake on Saturday to search for evidence of the fabled Loch Ness monster.
The two-day event is said to be the largest survey to look at the lake for 50 years.
"to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts." Alan McKenna
Alan McKenna, from the Loch Ness Centre, said the objective "to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts."
McKenna told BBC radio that teams were 'looking for breaches in the surface and asked volunteers to record all sorts of natural behavior around the lake'.
The Loch Ness Centre is located in the old Drumnadrochit Hotel, where the current Nessie legend started.
In 1933 the manager, Aldie Mackay, reported that he discovered a 'water beast' in the creature's hillside hole which was the most extensive fresh water body in Britain and one of the deepest at up to 750 feet.
The story unleashed an ongoing global fascination to find the elusive monster, spread falsehoods, and publish hundreds of eyewitness accounts.
Numerous theories have been developed, including that it could be a prehistoric marine reptile, a giant eel, a sturgeon, or even an escaped circus elephant.