A team of scientists has claimed the Loch Ness Monster “might be real” after examining water samples from Loch in Scotland.
The researchers travelled the length of the Loch on a research vessel called Deepscan and took water samples from three different depths.
The DNA that was left by creatures included skin, scales, feathers fur and faeces, the samples were then sent to France, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia to be analysed.
Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand, who led the study, said the results are “surprising.”
Professor Gemmell said the scientists tested the samples against the theories of the apparent monster and said on of the theories “might” be correct, although full details are to be released at a later stage.
Professor Gemmell said the findings will be announced in Scotland next month.
He said, “Is there anything deeply mysterious? It depends what you believe. Is there anything startling? There are a few things that are a bit surprising.
“What we’ll have achieved is what we set out to do, which is document the biodiversity of Loch Ness in June 2018 in some level of detail.
“We’ve tested each one of the main monster hypotheses and three of them we can probably say aren’t right and one of them might be.”