Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 15, 2005 -
Forensics Investigator William McDonald thinks so, and his research is detailed in N.Y. Times best-selling author Steve AltenÂs latest fictional thriller, The LOCH (Tsunami Books).
In December, McDonald interviewed eyewitnesses at Loch Ness who reported seeing something Âas large as a lorryÂ along the shoreline while walking back to their hotel late one night. McDonald returned to the scene 12 hours later and discovered massive slide tracks frozen in the mud. His evidence is detailed at http://loch-movie.tripod.com
In March, McDonald was contacted by two American students who had traveled to Scotland on Spring Break. Along with their local boat tour operator, they discovered a half-eaten deer carcass and a shed tooth from its attacker, lodged in the animalÂs ribcage! Photos and video footage can be found at http://www.LochNessTooth.com A water bailiff later confiscated the tooth and the Highland Government refuses to cooperate in expediting its return. Outraged members of the scientific community have anted up a $100,000 reward for the toothÂs return.
Says McDonald, Âas reported in (AltenÂs) book, The LOCH, the creature is a mutation of an Anguilla Eel, and this 4-inch barbed tooth matches precisely what such an animal would possess along its mandibular structure. These are mean predatory amphibious fish that prefer the deep. In Spring and Summer there is ample fish to feed such a creature, but in winter, before the Spring migrations, theyÂll stalk the shoreline at night, hunting local game.Â
McDonald claims the creatureÂs eyes are nocturnal, which keeps them away from the surface during daylight hours when tourists line the Loch, looking for photos. ÂDaytime photos are optical illusions. Boat wakes appear as humps in the water, though no boat may be present. Trees can shoot up from the depths, fooling tourists. Meanwhile the real monster lurks in 700 feet of water, rising only after dark.Â
Anguilla eels can grow to ten feet and weigh several hundred pounds. And Nessie? ÂFrom the tracks it left behind and the size of its tooth, IÂd guess 55-feet and 8 tons.Â
Mr. McDonald can be reached by phone at 480-330-7553 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org