After years of searching and years of trying to fathom the Loch Ness monster mystery, a surprising discovery was made this week – in the form of a decades-old, nine metre (30 foot) movie prop of the fabled Scottish monster ‘Nessie’.
The model of the monster used in 1970 film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes was discovered at depth of 180 metres.
“We have found a monster, but not the one many people might have expected,” Loch Ness expert Adrian Shine told the BBC News Scotland website.
Using sonar imaging, a Norwegian technology company has been sweeping the he 230-meter (755ft) deep Scottish lake using a marine robot.
The existence of a ‘Nessie trench’, a deeper part in the north of the loch where the monster could thrive, have been proved false.
KONGSBERG Gruppen reports: Time after time the search has been made, and time after time, they’ve all come back empty handed.
However this week, Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK division of Kongsberg Maritime, has achieved the unimaginable and uncovered the elusive Nessie.
That is, the long lost model of Nessie which was used during filming of 1970’s “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes”.
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The chief executive of VisitScotland, Malcolm Roughead said: “We are excited about the findings from this in-depth survey by Kongsberg, but no matter how state-of-the-art the equipment is, and no matter what it reveals, there will always be a sense of mystery and the unknown around what really lies beneath Loch Ness.”