The Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster Goes Hi-Tech

Is the truth about the existence of a lake monster in Loch Ness just around the corner?

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Scientists from the University of Otago have already gathered over two hundred samples from the famous Loch and plan to run Environmental DNA (or eDNA) testing to suss out the wide and varied life forms living under the dark waters. Even passing creatures will leave their mark, a floating residue waiting to be analyzed.

The kid in me is excited. As a matter of fact, so is the adult. It’s said that we should know if anything anomalous and Nessie-like has been found in a few months. Look, I’m not running to Vegas to lay down good money that we’re for-sure going to find out that Nessie is real. But I am fascinated to see what they do find. The Loch is bigger than you think and the odds of finding an elusive creature are slim, but for my money, this is the largest net cast yet for answers.

Wouldn’t it be fascinating to find out the Loch Ness Monster is real, and to finally know what it really is? Or is it better to let it remain a tantalizing mystery? What’s your take on this latest search for Nessie? Comment below and I’ll pick 2 random people to receive a free ebook of LOCH NESS REVENGE

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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. His novels, Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal , Swamp Monster Massacre , Sinister Entity, Hell Hole, The Waiting and Island of the Forbidden are published through Samhain Publishing’s horror line. Hell Hole was named Horror Novel Reviews #1 horror novel of 2014. His first thriller novel, The Montauk Monster, was released June, 2014 as a Pinnacle paperback, and was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the best reads of the summer. His follow up Pinnacle novel, Tortures of the Damned, a post apocalyptic thriller, will be out July, 2015. That will be followed up by his latest cryptid tale, The Dover Demon, in the fall through Samhain. His horror short story collection, Asylum Scrawls, is available as an e-book, straightjacket not included. Hunter is an amateur cryptozoologist, having written wild, fictional tales about Bigfoot, The Montauk Monster, The Dover Demon and many new creatures to come. A copy of his book, The Montauk Monster, is currently on display in the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME. He wrote his first novel with the express desire to work only with editor Don D’Auria at Dorchester (Leisure Horror). He submitted his novel to Don and only Don, unagented, placed on the slush pile. He is proof that dedicated writers can be rescued from no man’s land. He now works with Don, along with several other agents and publishers, having published over ten books in just four years. Hunter is proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors and anyone else living in the horror lane. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits. His daughters have also gotten the horror bug, assisting him with research, story ideas and illustrations that can be seen in magazines such as Dark Dossier.

15 responses to “The Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster Goes Hi-Tech”

  1. Chris Anderson says :

    Maybe the fabled Loch Ness Monster is made up of Hillary’s fabled emails we keep hearing about…..

  2. Dan says :

    Stuff like this always gets me excited, even at age 47….As you said, it appeals to the kid in me. My wife makes fun of me for my interest in Cryptids, but they’re kind of like Santa: Wouldn’t it make the world a better, more interesting place if they WERE real…?

  3. David Sodergren says :

    I’ve been there several times but never seen any evidence. But who knows…?

  4. Pamela Morris says :

    I’m torn. Part of me wants to find out once and for all. The other part would rather it remain unknown. Mainly because if it stays hidden, it stays safe and if it stays safe, it stays alive. I’d rather we have an unknown living Nessie than a known dead one. ((Don’t put me in the prize pool – I already have the book.))

  5. Kaz Ess says :

    Well, I saw the monster when I was on holiday there when I was 4 years old, so it definitely exists. 😉 (A bee also flew up my dress, but that’s another story). But gawd knows what we’ll end up doing to it/them if found, so I’d rather the mystery remained. 🙂

    • Hunter Shea says :

      What?? You saw Nessie? We need more details! And please email me at huntershea1@gmail.com so you can get the free ebook.

      • Kaz Ess says :

        Well, because I was only 4 everyone else said it was my imagination, but as far as I’m concerned I saw her. I was pottering about in the early evening at the edge of Loch Ness, near where we were camped, and I saw a head and a long neck rise out of the water and glide along for a bit. I just stared until it went out of sight behind some trees, and then went haring back to the tent to tell mum. Of course there was nothing there when I got mum down to the water… 😉🦕
        I’ll email you re the book – thanks!

  6. Dominic Paulo says :

    As Shakespeare so succinctly put it: “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy.” Its kind of sad that this is in the news the same day that scientists are saying that they have solved the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle-maybe we don’t need to know the answer to everything, maybe it’s not such a bad thing to have a little mystery in life!!

  7. Emily Haynes says :

    I believe there could be a Nessie. Maybe we are not meant to know about everything that is in this world. People would won’t to examine it or kill it.If they are real they were here first.Dont seem to care about us humans.Awsome books.

  8. feeroberts64 says :

    Alright Hunter, this does it. I have to read your books ASAP! I love this kind of stuff, and I’m excited to get started on your works.

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