Is Nessie no longer alive? A Scot has shared a photo of a massive skeleton discovered on a beach in South Uist.
A SCOTTISH woman has gone viral after tweeting a photo of a massive skeleton she discovered on a secluded island, which is claimed to be the legendary Loch Ness monster.
People have speculated on Twitter if the 30-foot-long skeleton belonged to the legendary Loch Ness monster or a relative.
On Tuesday, April 20, Hannah Burns, a newcomer to the area, accidentally upon the skeleton while walking her dog on Stoneybridge, South Uist beach in the Outer Hebrides.
Ms Burns explained, “We initially discovered the skeleton while out for a dog walk and walked over to examine.”
Polly, her sister, posted the photo to Twitter, asking for help identifying what critter the skeleton belonged to, and received a flood of answers.
“Oh my god, no! One user joked, “It’s Nessie,” while others theorized that it could have come from a dinosaur or perhaps a Kraken-like marine creature.
The reason, however, turned out to be quite easier.
“We now know it’s a sperm whale that was stranded last March,” Ms Burns stated.
“It’s fantastic that so many people are intrigued; it’s clearly piqued people’s interest!”
In February, the skeleton was originally mentioned on the Uist Sea Tours Facebook page, with the description that it still had “a bit of skin on it and a scent too.”
Hannah Burns, who had just been on the island for a few weeks, said she was “looking forward to explore more.”
A group of experts claimed to have solved Nessie’s enigma last year.
They decided that the creature is potentially a huge eel after conducting DNA analysis of living species in the freshwater lake.
Professor Neil Gemmell, the project’s lead scientist and a geneticist at New Zealand’s University of Otago, ruled out the presence of enormous creatures that have been linked to claims of a monster.
One of the first reports of Nessie dates from 565 AD, when an Irish missionary named St Columba claimed to have seen a monster in the River Ness.
There have been 18 sightings in the last century, and the enigma continues to captivate people.
Each month, 200,000 people search for the Loch Ness Monster on Google, according to Google.
Another sperm whale perished in the Outer Hebrides in December 2019 after becoming stranded on the beach of the island Harris.
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