As per the legends, this mythical creature has been said to be a relic from the time of the dinosaurs and somehow, it has survived in the massive body of water.
The Loch Ness Monster's stories have stood the test of time making it the most popular cryptozoological creatures in history. And now the Travel Channel is releasing their very own special investigation into the existence of the creature. Get ready to delve into the deepest and darkest part of the waters on September 15 Loch Ness Monster: New Evidence. As per the legends, this mythical creature has been said to be a relic from the time of the dinosaurs and somehow, it has survived in the massive body of water.
As for the evidence, a famous photograph of the monsters was circulated during the early twentieth century and has been said claimed to be the best "evidence" till date. Now, using modern DNA research, they want to know once and for all whether the creature actually existed in the waters evading capture for all these years.
The press release read: "Tales of a monster lurking beneath the waves of Loch Ness have terrified people in the Scottish Highlands for centuries. Now, Dr. Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand, uses a cutting-edge scientific technique called environmental DNA (eDNA) to unravel this centuries-old mystery. Travel Channel has the exclusive first look at Gemmell’s high-tech monster hunt, carrying out experiments, talking to eyewitnesses and investigating the incredible history of the Loch Ness monster."
Specifying the date and time it continued: "The global premiere of the two-hour special, Loch Ness Monster: New Evidence, premieres in the United States on Travel Channel on Sunday, September 15th at 8 p.m. ET and in the United Kingdom on Discovery Channel on Sunday, September 15th at 7 p.m."
Fueling our intrigue it added: "Gemmell and his team collected water samples from all over the loch, which were filtered for DNA fragments. With the DNA results at his fingertips, Gemmell puts leading theories to the ultimate scientific test. Is Nessie a giant sturgeon or catfish as many contend? Could it be a new, undiscovered species of large eel? Is it a lost relic of the dinosaur era that captured the world’s imagination in the infamous, black and white “Surgeon’s Photo,” taken in 1934? Gemmell’s stunning evidence is sure to launch a new chapter in the search for the Loch Ness monster. On September 5th, 2019, Dr. Gemmell and his team announced the results of their astonishing study."
General manager of the Travel Channel, Matthew Butler shared, "Our cameras have been behind the scenes capturing all of the drama and finally revealing that several leading theories can be scientifically dismissed. Now, the most thorough e-DNA study of the loch in history will have its day in the spotlight." Professor Gemmell made it a point to clear how the myth about the monster was always, "the bait on a very large science hook."
"Perhaps the most lasting legacy of this adventure will be that millions of people now know about the power of eDNA to understand, monitor, and protect our environment," added Gemmell hoping that his investigation inspires other people to explore the world in this new light according to Comicbook.com.