Researcher claims to have solved mystery behind Loch Ness Monster

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The researcher believes the Loch Ness Monster is really a large catfish, like one seen here.

INVERNESS, Scotland – A creature that has intrigued and stumped scientists for decades may not be all that it seems, according to one researcher.

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to St. Columba’s biography in 565 AD.

Since then, more than 1,000 people have claimed to have seen ‘Nessie’ in Loch Ness.

However, definitive evidence that proves the existence of the Loch Ness Monster has never been made public.

Now, a man who has spent the last 24 years searching for ‘Nessie’ says the monster may not be the monster everyone believes her to be.

Steve Feltham says he believes the Loch Ness Monster is actually a Wels catfish, which can grow up to 13 feet long.

“I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster,” Feltham told the Times of London. “What a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in the description of the catfish with its long, curved back.”

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