According to its Wikipedia page, it was first mentioned all the way back in 565, retrospectively of course. It was first brought to world wide attention in 1933 though, and since then people have been wondering... Does the Loch Ness Monster exist?

A new scientific study might point to the answer being... YES.

Experts used a vessel called Deepscan to take samples of of DNA at three different levels in Loch Ness. Professor Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand is an expert in genomics, ecology, population, conservation and evolutionary biology, and he says that the results were "surprising".

While the official findings of the study won't be released until next month, but there are two main theories that the study was looking at in regards to Nessie.

  1. Nessie is a long-necked plesiosaur that somehow survived that event that wiped out the rest of the dinosaurs.
  2. Nessie is simply a sturgeon or a giant catfish.

Negotiations with different production companies all ended without a contract, but you can bet someone will pick it up.


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