A tour boat captain on Loch Ness may have found a key to understanding why famed sea monster Nessie has proven to be such an elusive creature.
After spotting something anomalous beneath the waters of Loch Ness, Keith Stewart used advanced sonar equipment to discover a previously unknown trench that measures nearly 900 feet deep.
The find is significant because prior measurements of the Loch placed it at only 813 feet deep, meaning that there is far more space for Nessie to lurk beneath the surface of the water than heretofore believed.
Additionally, the trench was discovered near the shore of Loch Ness, where sonar searches had not been conducted before, suggesting that similar studies could reveal even deeper crevices yet to be found.
Some Nessie enthusiasts are already speculating that the newfound trench could be the creature's lair and that is why it is so rarely seen.
Researchers are hopeful that the discovery will inspire new sonar studies of the Loch to determine the true dimensions of the still-mysterious location and possibly find other areas where Nessie may be able to hide.
Consider it another round in the decades-old game of hide and seek between humans and Nessie.
Source: Daily Record