Loch Ness Monster Mystery Solved By Giant Wels Catfish?

Loch Ness Monster Mystery Solved By Giant Wels Catfish?

The Loch Ness monster mystery has long mystified many of the searchers who believe ol’ Nessie is lurking somewhere beneath the waters. Now, a long-time observer is claiming to have solved the Loch Ness monster mystery with catfish.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, some scientists claims bubbles explain the Loch Ness Monster mystery.

The available Loch Nest Monster facts show that the evidence for a current Loch Ness Monster lurking in the water’s depths is pretty thin. In 2003, a team of researchers investigated the Loch Ness Monster mystery by scouring the water using 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation only to find no sign of Nessie.

Even some of the earlier Loch Ness Monster sightings give evidence that Nessie no longer calls the Loch her home. The Loch Ness Monster was described as being able to lumber across the land. And one story says the Loch Ness Monster was heading in the direction of a river near Loch Ness that leads out to the open ocean. So even if the Loch Ness Monster did exist, it seems she’s long gone.

The other possibility is that we have all been catfished. Steve Feltham has spent his life investigating the Loch Ness Monster mystery and his persistence even earned him a Guinness world record. After spending so many years monitoring Loch Ness Monster sights, he suspects it is a Wels catfish, a native European catfish which can grow up to 13 feet long.

“I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster,” Feltham said, according to the Times. “What a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back.”

Even if the giant catfish explanation is wrong, a real life Loch Ness Monster would be a pliosaur, which apparently suffered from arthritis. The discovery of the jaws and skeleton of the Siberian Loch Ness Monster called Nesski might give hope that a Loch Ness Monster existed at one time (the earliest first potential sighting was in 565 AD).

Even if a giant catfish is the correct solution, Feltham admits the Loch Ness Monster mystery will continue to be popular.

“The monster mystery will last forever and will continue to attract people here, monster or not,” Feltham said. “I certainly don’t regret the last 24 years.”

Do you think we have been catfished by the Loch Ness Monster mystery?

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