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Loch Ness Movie Prop Found, Actual Monster Still At Large

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 18, 2016

Loch Ness Movie Prop Found, Actual Monster Still At Large

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They finally found the Loch Ness Monster.

By they we mean Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime, VisitScotland and The Loch Ness Project.

And by Loch Ness Monster we mean a fancy film prop that was used in the 1970 movie “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.”

Sadly, the real Nessie, which is totally not a delusion in any shape or form, continues to play the world’s longest game of hide-and-seek.

BBC News reports a collaborative effort to scour the lake and discover any hint of an actual beast has uncovered a forgotten prop from a movie that was once directed by Billy Wilder and featured Christopher Lee.

Before we get any further along, you may want to see the trailer for that film. At two minutes and 22 seconds you can see the prop that is now newly discovered.

A movie that few of you might remember led to one of the week’s more startling collection of headlines as attention focuses on Scotland and its famed loch.

Now we have to say that the presumption is that this is the prop. BBC spoke with Adrian Shine of The Loch Ness Project.

Shine was kind enough to explain the fun little backstory: “We have found a monster, but not the one many people might have expected. The model was built with a neck and two humps and taken alongside a pier for filming of portions of the film in 1969. The director did not want the humps and asked that they be removed, despite warnings I suspect from the rest of the production that this would affect its buoyancy. And the inevitable happened. The model sank.”

Shine continued that context clues have allowed researchers to Sherlock the heck out of this mystery: “We can confidently say that this is the model because of where it was found, the shape - there is the neck and no humps - and from the measurements.”

As you can appreciate from the above post, the discovery does offer one real-world treasure for the area.  

Countless observers from around the world are once again taking a peek at Scotland and its remarkably verdant landscape and unbelievably inviting locales.

Nessie may be a bit shy, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.

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