The Loch Ness Center in Scotland needs monster hunters and volunteers for the largest monster search since the 1970s! The visitor attraction plans on using drones capable of producing thermal images of the lake. The new search is set for the weekend of August 26th and 27th. This search is being billed as the largest Loch Ness Monster search since 1972.
The Loch Ness Centre is located at the old Drumnadrochit Hotel, where the 1933 manager Aldie Mackay claimed to see “Nessie.” Loch Ness is the largest body of freshwater in the United Kingdom, as well as the deepest. Since Mackay’s story people from all over the world have been fascinated with finding the elusive beast. Several hoaxes and hundreds of eyewitness sightings have happened over the years. Some even theorize “Nessie” could be a plesiosaur, the prehistoric marine reptile.
“It’s our hope to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts,” Alan McKenna of Loch Ness Exploration- a voluntary research team taking part in the upcoming search- said. “By joining this large-scale surface watch, you’ll have a real opportunity to personally contribute towards this fascinating mystery that has captivated so many people from around the world.”
Monster hunters (and volunteers) will be tasked with scanning the water for breaks along the surface. The team will use drones and infrared cameras to see thermal images of the water. Acoustic signals under the water will be monitored via a hydraphone. Experts will offer guidance on what to look out for and how to record any findings.
The Loch Ness Monster is one of the popular cryptids from around the world. Across the decades several movies and shows have featured the beast. It will be interesting to see if this search finds any definitive proof for the creature’s existence.