Charlie Sheen has the money to do pretty much whatever he wants, and this week the 47-year-old actor decided he wanted to look for the Loch Ness Monster.
So that’s exactly what he did.
Sheen reportedly got together with two friends — former MLB catcher Todd Zeile and Brian Pekk — and made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Scotland to look for the paleolithic creature. It may sound like the kind of scheme cooked up after a night of drinking and forgotten in the morning, but when you’re a multimillionaire with plenty of time to waste, anything is possible.
The trio reportedly rented a boat on Loch Ness and spent a day looking for the monster. When Sheen and company failed to find Nessie, they packed up and headed home to the states the next day.
Charlie Sheen could have saved some time if he’d paid attention to a scientist who last week explained the mystery behind the mythical creature. Dr. Luigi Piccardi, an Italian geologist, said the Loch Ness monster sightings are actually the result of a natural phenomenon taking place deep beneath the lake’s surface.
Loch Ness sits on an active fault line, and Dr. Piccardi believes that sightings of the creature are really a result of seismic activity. He believes mini earthquakes create enough disturbance on the water that on-lookers hoping to see Nessy misinterpret them as some giant creature instead.
It could be that Charlie Sheen just wanted to escape his professional turmoil in the United States enjoy a day on the lake. The actor was reportedly in a feud with Anger Management co-star Selma Blair, who complained to producers about Sheen’s poor work ethic and chronic lateness.
The 47-year-old actor then refused to continue with the show unless Blair was fired, reports said. It was seen mostly as an empty threat, as Sheen signed on for a 90-episode deal worth between $75 million and $200 million.
Think of all the trips to search for the Loch Ness Monster that could buy for Charlie Sheen.