Steve Feltham has now spent 25 years in search of the elusive cryptid known as the Loch Ness Monster.
The 53-year-old Nessie hunter has made his way into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest continuous monster hunting vigil of Loch Ness and isn’t ready to call it quits just yet. He sold his home and gave up his job 25 years ago and moved from Dorset to Dores to be near Inverness to begin his search back in 1991. According to Mr. Feltham he figured it would take about three years to find the elusive lake monster and possibly prove Nessie existed. He admits that he believes there is a possibility the creature could be a giant catfish but he refuses to give up on the search for proof one way or another.
Now 25 years later he said he has had one sighting of something that he could not explain although he can’t say it was the Loch Ness Monster. But he remains undeterred and told bbc.com “I am willing to dedicate another 25 years. Hopefully, it will only take another few weeks. Who knows?” Plenty of Loch Ness Monster sightings have been reported and recorded in the official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register which was started 20 years ago. According to the keeper of the registry Gary Campbell, more than 1000 Nessie sightings have been recorded since it started.
Hopefully, there will some upcoming Loch Ness Monster sightings 2016 to add to that register! Sightings of the elusive cryptid have slowed down somewhat over the last couple of years but the search continues with plenty still on the hunt. Perhaps the next 2016 Nessie sighting will be the one that proves the mysterious Nessie actually exist and with any luck it will be Mr. Feltham who makes this discovery.