The Loch Ness Monster is one of the most iconic and mystical cryptozoological creatures in history. For years there have been stories of a large sea monster that lives in Loch Ness located in the Scottish Highlands. There have also been a lot of investigations looking for some sort of answers and now there’s a new one coming from the Travel Channel.
The special is called Loch Ness Monster: New Evidence and it will utilize DNA research in hopes of solving the mystery of Loch Ness once and for all. The press release offers the following details:
“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.
“Gemmell and his team collected water samples from all over the loch, which were filtered for DNA fragments. If there’s monster DNA in the loch, Gemmell will find it. He’ll put the 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.
Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel offered the following statement:
“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 eDNA study of the loch in history will have its day in the spotlight.”
The premiere of the two-hour special, Loch Ness Monster: New Evidence, airs 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.