Does the Loch Ness Monster Exist? These Scientists Found Out

Playing Have Scientists Solved the Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster?

Apparently, the existence of the Loch Ness monster may still be just an old wives' tale.

Scientists from University of Otago in New Zealand conducted a comprehensive study into whether the Loch Ness monster is real and found that it probably isn't.

"Is there a plesiosaur in Loch Ness? No. There is absolutely no evidence of any reptilian (DNA) sequences in our samples,” geneticist Neil Gemmell, who led the study, said at a press conference.

Gemmell conducted the research in the British Isles' largest body of fresh water. The team did find a lot of eel samples, however, so he’s not ruling a giant eel out.

"Every single sample and site that we went to had eels and the sheer volume of it was a bit of a surprise. Now, is it possible that what people are seeing is a giant eel? Well, maybe," he said.

A giant eel isn’t exactly the same as a giant dinosaur, but Gemmell said one can never truly know. 

“People will continue to see things here and a lack of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence. So there may well be a monster in Loch Ness, we don't know. We didn't find it,” he added.

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