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The biggest search for the Loch Ness monster in 50 years is taking place this weekend

Hundreds of Nessie lovers will have their eyes peeled for the fabled beast

Charmaine Wong
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Charmaine Wong

People have been trying to find the Loch Ness monster for a really, really long time. In fact, Nessie was apparently first sighted 90 years ago that – and, in the years since, plenty have tried their hand at spotting the elusive, mysterious beast. Alas, no one’s really had much luck. 

But could that all soon change? Hundreds of Nessie enthusiasts are expected to gather this weekend (August 26-27) to take part in the biggest single hunt in 50 years. Organised by the Loch Ness Centre at the Drumnadrochit Hotel (where the first sighting was reported) participants from all over the world will spend two days on the lookout for movements in the water. 

To make their hunt easier (kinda), the hunters have enlisted surveying equipment that has never been previously used in the search for Nessie. High-tech drones with infrared cameras and a hydrophone will be just some of the tech used – y’know, just in case the monster wants to send a voice note from the deep.

‘It’s our hope to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts and by joining this large-scale surface watch, you’ll have a real opportunity to personally contribute towards this fascinating mystery that has captivated so many people from around the world,’ said Alan McKenna of Loch Ness Exploration.

There is no doubt that the fascination with the Loch Ness monster has attracted curious tourists and locals alike over the years. For those interested in joining the historic search this weekend, you can simply pull up at the side of the loch and be a part of it. No registration is needed, though you can find out more on the official search website here

Good luck! 

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