Have We Been Catfished?

For centuries people have claimed that they have seen the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. It is believed to be a dinosaur like creature and there are even photos of its head coming out of the water. Critics have said the photo was doctored and this legendary monster goes along the lines of Bigfoot or the Abominable Snowman. So after all these years of hype, have we been fooled?

It appears that “Old Nessie” may be nothing more than a catfish! She’s a catfish of epic proportions, but nevertheless a catfish. Steve Feltham is a scientist who has been following these stories for more than 25 years. He has watched, waited and studied trying to solve the monster mystery. What he did find was that he believes this was a Wels-Catfish. He stated that these fish have the ability to get up to 13 feet in length and can weigh up to 800 lbs. They also have the ability to live for decades. Susan McGalla funded Feltham’s experiments.

Though these types of catfish are not known to be in the area, during the 19th century it is possible that it was brought in through sport fishing. The rumors started about this beast in 1933. Shortly after this there were photos released of people seeing it. From what Feltham can recall, he believes that this fish and his rounded body is nothing more than an overgrown catfish. Could this be the end to an age-old mystery?

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