Fossil Hunters Find Skeleton Of 'Real Life Loch Ness Monster'
Experts have found the remains of a massive elasmosaurus in Antarctica, which is said to exactly resemble what the Loch Ness monster would look like.
Researchers have uncovered the huge skeleton, which weighs 15 tons and is said to be as much as 70 million years old.
The bones are believed to be the most intact skeleton ever found of the creature, and at over 40 feet long, is one of the biggest too.
Adding to existing research, the find makes experts believe that an incredibly complex marine ecosystem existed just before the dinosaurs were made extinct.
The jury is still out though on what 'Nessie' actually is.
Some believe that it's is a long-necked plesiosaur - like an elasmosaurus - that somehow survived when the dinosaurs were wiped out.
Peoples' obsession with the Loch Ness monster goes back years, with one of the first people who purported to have seen it doing so in 1933.
At the time, Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London physician, captured arguably the most famous image of the Loch Ness Monster. It was published in the media in 1934, but was confirmed to be a hoax years later.
It still doesn't stop the stories from coming though.
Last month, Matthew D'Amico decided he has the clearest proof that the Loch Ness Monster exists.
Not only that, but it also clearly enjoys the odd holiday here and there because the suspicious-looking 'creature' has been spotted in a river in Canada. Who'd have thought, eh?
Matthew, 17, reckons he has captured the elusive aquatic beast on camera, swimming in a river some 4,000 miles away from Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
The teen was on holiday in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, last week when he saw what appeared to be the fabled creature, swimming through the river.
The university student from Florida saw a 'long neck protruding out of the water' and quickly managed to snap two pictures.
He said: "All the hairs on my body went up as I became astonished at what I saw in the water. I recently took a trip to Alberta, Canada, for my sister's sweet 16th birthday to see wildlife. It was when admiring the beautiful view in front of us when I spotted the strange creature.
"After an hour hiking, we took a break on a hill with a great view of Bow River where my sister and I saw what appeared to be a prehistoric animal swimming. I pointed my sister to what I was seeing, and she too stood shocked.
"I immediately took photos, and after evaluating them, my sister and I responded with the same conclusion - the Loch Ness Monster. I made no hesitation to rush taking out my camera and capture photos. My sister ran off to the rest of my family to bring them while I stayed and took photos."
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