A massive hunt for the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland has yielded no results, and the mystery of Nessie continues to be unsolved. This is reported by the BBC. About 200 volunteers who tracked the “monster” by boat using acoustic equipment reported hearing four unidentifiable sounds. However, they could not record them because the recorder was not turned on. Photo: GettyImages/gremlin According to the organizers, tourists from all over the world hunted the “monster”, despite the torrential rain. The researchers used a hydrophone system to track the lake’s underwater sounds. The expedition also used drones with thermal scanners, boats with infrared cameras. The first written mention of the monster dates back to the 7th century, when the chronicler told how many years ago the Irish monk St. Columba drove the water beast out of the Ness River. The modern legend dates back to 1933, when hotel manager Aldie McKay claimed to have seen a whale-like creature in the lake. Recently, activists organized the largest surface observation of the search for the Loch Ness monster in the last 50 years. In addition to the volunteers on the shore, hundreds of other “monster hunters” watched the “hunt” with the help of web cameras. “We had people from Spain, France, Germany, and we had a Finnish couple. We had news teams from Japan, Australia, America, and it was really good. We all kind of came together. It was fantastic.” says volunteer Alan McKenna. Loch Ness Center manager Paul Nixon is confident that the event was more than a publicity stunt and that Nessie craze is as strong as ever. “I believe there’s something big lurking in the depths of Loch Ness. Now I don’t know if it’s a monster – I don’t know what it is, but I think there’s something there,” he said. The “Monster” brings millions of dollars in tourism revenue to the Scottish economy every year. Earlier, scientists said that the “Lochnes monsters” could be giant eels.
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