An upcoming Loch Ness DNA study will make a case for the scientific possibility that the famous Monster could exist. It’s been a big week for Nessie with the 14th sighting of the year happening just a few days ago all the way from Hong Kong.
In a press release sent out on Wednesday a group lead by Professor Neil Gemmell, from the University of Otago, announced they’re ready to release the findings from the study they started in 2018.
In short, for those of us who aren’t up to speed on multi-stage DNA sequencing, the study aimed to examine environmental DNA to catalogue life in Loch Ness.
The background of the Loch Ness DNA study can be found at lochnesshunters.com.
The group took 250 water samples from around Loch Ness for the study. From those 250 samples they were able to extract a massive 500 million sequences which they then analysed and compared against current databases.
It would seem the catalogue is now complete and they’re ready to make everything public.
“There have been over a thousand reported sightings of something in Loch Ness which have driven this notion of a monster being in the water. From those sightings there are around four main explanations about what has been seen. Our research essentially discounts most of those theories, however one theory remains plausible,” Professor Gemmell says.
Neither the group nor Professor Gemmell have hinted anything beyond the press release of what that ONE theory might be but obviously the Cryptozoology world is chomping at the bit for some scientific evidence. I don’t know about you all but the idea of a “plausible theory” is pretty damn exciting.
Like a bunch of suckers we’ll have to wait until the results of the Loch Ness DNA study is released at the upcoming press conference. Here are the deets to the conference as per their fancy release:
When: 10am Thursday 5th September 2019
Where: Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, Drumnadrochit.
Who: Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago, New Zealand.
What: Announcement of findings
Don’t worry Creepers, while we won’t have an agent on the ground, we’ll let you know as soon as we have the details of the announcement.