Monster hunters who convened in Scotland last month have disclosed their findings regarding what might dwell beneath the waters of the Scottish Highlands.
In a press release provided to Fox News Digital, Paul Nixon, the general manager of the Loch Ness Centre, stated, “This excitement this weekend has proven that the ongoing hunt for the Loch Ness Monster is still very much alive and continues to draw and attract a global audience, from America, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and more.”
Nixon added, “We all want the same thing, to see and find out what the Loch Ness monster is. We’ve been delighted to welcome so many people into the Loch Ness Centre for visitor centre tours and Deepscan boat trips across the weekend.”
During the final weekend of August, hundreds of volunteers from around the world gathered at Loch Ness for what is considered the most extensive search for the elusive creature in at least half a century.
The Loch Ness Centre, an organization committed to “uncovering the mysteries of the loch,” collaborated with a local volunteer research team known as the Loch Ness Exploration group for their expedition known as “The Quest.” They have now unveiled their discoveries from this endeavor.
According to the organizers, they have obtained video footage that potentially captures Nessie exhibiting “mysterious ‘humps'” and moving within the loch before vanishing. Additionally, others have submitted footage to the Loch Ness Centre depicting “streaks in the water” that might plausibly be linked to the elusive monster.
The expedition was also broadcast live online, and one volunteer reported observing a colossal shadow just beneath the water’s surface, shifting, momentarily disappearing, then reemerging and gliding across once more.
The history of the Loch Ness monster can be traced back to the sixth century, as per written accounts that suggest the Irish monk St. Columba exiled a “water beast” to the River Ness, as reported by Reuters. The creature gained widespread notoriety in 1934 when a photograph surfaced, purportedly showing a creature with an elongated neck emerging from the waters of the loch. However, this photograph was subsequently determined to be a forgery.
The weather during last month’s expedition was said to be quite harsh, with volunteers facing stormy conditions as they gathered on the shores of the loch or embarked on boats in their quest to locate the creature. In fact, the volunteers playfully referred to these adverse weather conditions as “Nessie’s Revenge,” as mentioned by the Loch Ness Centre.
Alan McKenna, representing Loch Ness Exploration, remarked, The weather in Scotland was incredibly severe over the weekend, to the extent that the Scottish Highland Games had to be canceled for the first time in 75 years. However, this did not deter them, and it certainly did not deter their dedicated volunteers.
McKenna emphasized that despite the challenging weather conditions, the weekend proved to be “remarkable,” marked by “numerous potential sightings and a tremendous level of interest from all around the world.”
“We know the monster is elusive, so it is not surprising we don’t have a concrete sighting, but we’ve all had lots of fun and proven the mystery lives on,” he said.