The scientists looked for DNA, "Loch Ness Monster"
Tales of a giant creature that is hidden in the murky waters of Loch Ness, tell more than 1500 years. Each year, scientists have firmly decided to put an end to them, solve the mystery, but can not catch the monster's tail - literally. Neil Gemmell came from the University of Otago in New Zealand, to take water samples Scottish lake and find out what it hides, using the scientific method.
"More than 1,000 people claimed to have seen the monster. Maybe something unusual there, "he told AFP by immersing the probe in a five-liter lake. He's going to find a "monster DNA", but the main goal - to check the DNA search techniques in the environment.
"I am confident that we will find species that have not yet been described. Most likely, this will be the bacteria ".
Record number of observations
The true nature of the Loch Ness Monster has spawned theories of mass from the predatory, change shape "sea horse" to waterfowl survivor times the age of dinosaurs, timber, fish, birds, or simply waves.
"All that you see in Loch Ness, and you do not understand, maybe your Loch Ness monster on that day," says local resident Andrew Shain. The first documented mention of the monitoring established in Loch Ness were made St. Columba, who brought Christianity to Scotland in the sixth century. The last - 26 March. A pair of American tourists has described "a large shadow that was moving under water, measuring about 10 meters." In the past year the number of cases reached a record high of 11 in all.
It seems unlikely that more than 1000 people can be wrong.
"Too many rational and sensible people said they saw a creature in the lake. It's huge. More than you might think. The water is dark, very mysterious, a lot of fog and big mountains, wrapped in clouds, which evoke an aura of mystery and riddles. It is marvelous!".
It remains only to disrupt the veil of secrecy. Perhaps science is to be able to do.