LOCH Ness monster hunters have heard sounds they hope are from the fabled beast, it was announced yesterday.
One enthusiast recorded mysterious sounds as he dangled a hydrophone — an underwater microphone — in the lake from a boat.
Alan McKenna said, “As we tested the equipment, we heard four distinctive sounds.
“We didn’t know where it came from. We didn’t know the origin, which is pretty exciting.”
Mr McKenna from Edinburgh was among 200 people from around the world who took part in the search for Nessie over the bank holiday weekend.
It’s the biggest hunt for the mythical creature in 50 years at the Scottish Loch near Inverness.
He added: “People came from all over the world.
“We had people from Spain, France, Germany and we had a Finnish couple.
“We had news teams from Japan, Australia and America and it was really good.
“We all kind of bonded. It was fantastic.”
Paul Nixon, Chief Executive of the Loch Ness Centre, said: “I believe there is something big lurking in the depths of Loch Ness.
“I don’t know what it is, but I guess there’s something down there.”