There are dozens of stories about the fabled or better said, elusive Loch Ness Monster, floating around on the internet. However, none of those stories come with a single hardcore proof that will go on and validate the existence of Nessie. Yes, the monster has a name – Nessie and you can actually pick up a few Nessie Souvenirs while visiting the famous Loch Ness.
However, what’s really sad that none of the Nessie tales of the internet have a properly shot photograph of the monster. Those who claim to have grabbed a first-hand glimpse of Nessie and even managed to take a photograph or two, surprisingly came up with weird excuses like having accidentally dropped their camera into the water or something happened that destroyed the evidence.
About the self-made expert on Nessie
However, there is one man out there who differs from everyone who have ever claimed to have seen the monster but quite expectedly, lost the evidence for some reason or another. This man is known by the name Steve Feltham. He is a self-made expert who has been recognized by Guinness Book of World Records for conducting the longest known continuous search for finding Nessie.
Steve made it his life’s mission to find the prehistoric plesiosaur – the Nessie. That’s what experts have been think of the elusive creature for so long – a plesiosaur. In order to pursue his dream or mission – whatever we call it, Steve actually left his girlfriend and even sold off his house and started his search back in 1991. He parked his car at the Dores Beach and started gazing at the Loch. That van became his home.
Steve strongly believed that there will be a day when he will eventually see Nessie and capture her photographs. He believed that he will be able to give real pictures of this plesiosaur to the world unlike the 1934’s famous photograph that swept across the world but unfortunately, was eventually proven to be a well-staged hoax.
Well, Feltham searched and searched and searched and searched… 24 years passed by. He even built a website where, not even for once, he made any outlandish claim of having spotted Nessie and then accidentally dropping his camera in water. Instead, the expert now has something else to say. What he says now may not be acceptable to everyone. In fact, those who still strongly believe that Nessie exists, this new theory from Feltham will be completely unacceptable.
So, what is Feltham saying now about Loch Ness Monster?
Well, he now believes that there is no such prehistoric monster lurking beneath the waters of Loch Ness. In fact, he says that what people claim to be Nessie is actually a gigantic catfish.
Is Feltham saying that with a proof?
Not really, no! Feltham has no proof that Nessie is actually a Loch Ness Giant Catfish. He clearly states that it is all he thinks because 24 years of continuous search has returned nothing. However, he has an interesting theory that sounds pretty viable.
Feltham’s theory of giant catfish
The Wels Giant Catfish is actually massive and can grow as big as 13 feet. These monsters can weight up to 868 pounds. On top of that, these gigantic catfish are known for have curved backs. So, what’s with the curved back? Well, the curved back of a Wels Giant Catfish actually fits in nicely with the description of the Loch Ness Monster that people have been describing all these years.
So why did Steve fixate on a gigantic catfish? He noticed that a specific species of Wels Catfish was introduced in the waters of Britain back during the Victorian times. The purpose of this introduction was sports. Interestingly, Nessie sightings started somewhere back in 1930s. That’s when the catfish that were introduced in Britain would have become mature and a mature Wels Catfish is, well – a giant! They are big enough to swallow a whole human.
There is absolutely no proof about what Steve Feltham is saying now after all these years but there is definitely a good deal of logic which seems acceptable. What do you think? Is Nessie a prehistoric plesiosaur or just a gigantic catfish? Feel free to drop your comments.