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Loch Ness Monster Found by Robot Submarine Is Just a Movie Prop

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("The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," 1970/Kongsberg Maritime)

By    |   Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 07:22 AM

A Loch Ness Monster was found by an underwater robot searching the depths of the Scottish lake, but the discovery was only a movie prop.

The 30-foot model was built in 1969 for a Sherlock Holmes movie, “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes,” the BBC reported. (Billy Wilder directed the movie which starred Sir Robert Stephens and Sir Christopher Lee.)

The underwater robot captured images of the object, which Loch Ness expert Adrian Shine identified as the movie the prop.

The monster model, built by special effects artist Wally Veevers, sunk after the film’s director ordered two humps to be removed, said Shine, whose The Loch Ness Project along with VisitScotland is supporting a survey of the lake by Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime.

The robot sub, called Munin, has explored parts of the lake bed that haven’t been examined before, The Independent reported.

The two-week search of the lake, called Operation Groundtruth, scanned depths up to 889 feet and found the wreckage of a boat, and the lost film prop, but no evidence of a deep trench capable of hiding a real monster, The Daily Mail reported.

The robot used in the survey is designed to search for downed aircraft and sunken ships.

“The survey has produced astonishingly good features of the loch bed,” Shine told The Daily Mail. “But there's a lot of water down there.”

The survey is unlikely to quell fascination about the monster.

“No matter how state-of-the-art the equipment is, and no matter what it may reveal, there will always be a sense of mystery and the unknown around what really lies beneath Loch Ness,” Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland told The Daily Mail.

The Loch Ness mystery brings an estimated $85 million to the Scottish community with hundreds of thousands of visitors to Loch Ness annually, The Independent noted.

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