Long-time Loch Ness hunter says the beast is likely just a big catfish
When it comes to Loch Ness Monster hunters, there is probably no one more dedicated than Steve Feltham.
Nearly 25 years ago he left his home, girlfriend, and job behind to move near the Scottish lake said to house Nessie and search for the beast full-time.
He's been at the task ever since, and now, after all that time, he's decided the fabled creature is most likely a great big Wels catfish.
Said Feltham, "I have to be honest. I just don't think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster. What a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back."
His theory is supported by the fact that Wels catfish can grow to be 13 feet long.
Further, sightings of the Loch Ness Monster began to proliferate in the 1930s, which is enough time after catfish were first introduced into the waters for some to have fully developed.
Feltham doesn't allege that he's solved the mystery, but rather he's suggests what he sees as the most reasonable explanation of it.
He has every intention to continue his quest for the truth.