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Loch Ness Monster Experts Brand New 'Sighting' A 'Hoax'

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Loch Ness Monster Experts Brand New 'Sighting' A 'Hoax'

Loch Ness Monster experts have branded the most recent 'sighting' a 'hoax'. Watch below:

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Richard Mavor, who runs the adventure-based YouTube channel Richard Outdoors, claimed to have captured a mysterious figure lurking in the waters by the banks of the loch during a recent trip.

The 54-year-old had shot the video using his 4k drone during a trip to the Scottish Highlands, where he was taking part in the great glen canoe challenge for Alzheimer's Society.

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But it was only when he re-watched the video that he says he spotted the Nessie-like creature.

However, just a couple of days since it hit the headlines, internet sleuths and Nessiephiles have branded it as yet another 'fake'.

Speaking to LADbible, Steve Feltham said he was sent the footage over the weekend and within hours a team of experts had pulled the footage apart, with YouTube channel ParaBreakdown claiming that 'Nessie' was actually a toy plesiosaurus.

Is that Nessie? Credit: YouTube/Richard Outdoors
Is that Nessie? Credit: YouTube/Richard Outdoors
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"Hoax. No question about it. I would expect a confession along the lines of, 'Fair cop, it was just for a laugh, it was for charity, etc.', any time soon," he told us.

"I have spent many hours as a passenger in a microlite flying low over the loch, trying to spot a silhouette in the dark waters, and things just do not show up that clearly."

The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has been puzzled over for almost 100 years, with the creature often described as large, long-necked and with one or more humps protruding from the water.

And according to Mr Feltham, who got 'hooked' on the search for Nessie when he was just a boy, the mystery continues despite the excitement surrounding the most recent video.

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He went on: "lt seems that Mavor had duplicated a bit of the film. There was a perfect match. Mavors had actually duplicated a few frames of the shot to use elsewhere in his travelog video giving us a perfect 'before and after' shot.

Internet sleuths believe the footage was tampered with using the image of a toy dinosaur. Credit: ParaBreakdown/YouTube
Internet sleuths believe the footage was tampered with using the image of a toy dinosaur. Credit: ParaBreakdown/YouTube

"Unfortunately for him, we now had two versions of the same part of the film, one with his 'Nessie' in it and one without. Impossible.

"Soon after, someone else found an image online of a Plesiosaur that matched the look, colour and shape of creature in Mavor's film exactly.

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"Quite simply Mavor had overlaid some film of this Nessie image onto his drone shot sequence.

"Mystery surrounding this particular video solved in less than twenty-four hours."

He added: "If Mavor had not used the same short clip at the beginning of his video, he may have enjoyed a little more time in the spotlight as the man who filmed Nessie whilst on a weekend canoeing trip; a proper slap yourself on the forehead moment for him, I suspect.

Steve Feltham isn't convinced by the video. Credit: Supplied
Steve Feltham isn't convinced by the video. Credit: Supplied
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"It would have taken a little longer to solve, but it would eventually have been exposed, investigators into this mystery are pretty efficient when they get the scent of a hoaxer."

Mr Feltham, who has dedicated much of his life to the search for Nessie, selling his home and quitting his job at 27, says he will continue his search for the truth.

"That's what gets me up in the morning ,that's what gets me excited. Its the hunt, its the chase, its the possibility of a massive discovery, the identity of a mysterious creature in a Scottish loch that almost everyone in the world has an opinion about," he told us.

Mr Feltham has dedicated much of his life to the search for Nessie. Credit: Supplied
Mr Feltham has dedicated much of his life to the search for Nessie. Credit: Supplied

"I've never regretted that decision for one minute.

"Any day could bring the final piece of the puzzle and identify what people have been claiming to see for so very Long, That's exciting."

LADbible has contacted Mr Mavor for a comment on the claims made.

Featured Image Credit: Richard Outdoors

Topics: UK News, Loch Ness Monster, Funny, Photographer, Weird, Scotland

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