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Hunt for Loch Ness Monster Succeeds-Kind Of

The legend of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland has intrigued millions of people for almost a hundred years—and it's not stopping now. A group of Nessie enthusiasts, using a high-tech marine drone, have recently been conducting some of the most detailed scans of the lakebed ever. "The vehicle allows sonars to scan just a few meters from the loch floor, giving resolution several orders of magnitude greater than anything before," said project engineer Craig Wallace.

These capabilities have already resulted in a couple of big finds—literally. The device has discovered a 27-foot shipwreck on the bottom of the loch and a 30-foot replica of the legendary monster used in the 1970 movie The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

Possible Preaching Angle:

So close, yet so far is the name of the game for these researchers, who seem to simply have a hunger for the unknown and a knack for the mysterious. But the tale captivates an audience far greater than just these Nessie fans. It seems that the idea of a mysterious being of otherworldly proportions simply excites our imaginations.


Reuters, “Drone hunt for Loch Ness Monster finds its film double,” Yahoo News (4-13-16)

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