FOUND: The (Fake) Loch Ness Monster
The search for the Loch Ness Monster continues ... and they really found something this time!
A Norwegian company named Kongsberg Maritime recently deployed a marine drone on a two-week mission to examine and map the bottom of Scotland's Loch Ness. The drone hasn't found anything to prove the existence of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, but it did find a 30-foot version of the monster that was built for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes movie in 1970. The fake monster sank into Loch Ness during shooting and no one knew where it finally rested until now.
The monster prop from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, before it sank under the waters of Loch Ness.
While this news may disappoint some cryptozoology buffs, I think this is hilarious. It's like launching an intensive expedition to search for the Holy Grail but only finding the Holy Grail prop that was used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. How meta can you get?
In a perfect world, someone would salvage the fake Nessie, refurbish it, and either put in on display in a museum somewhere of find a way to work it into Busch Gardens' Loch Ness Monster roller coaster in Williamsburg, VA. Such treatment would befit the only monster that was ever found in Loch Ness.
You fools! That's not Nessie--you found her stunt double!