Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2005
Loch Ness Investigator Bill McDonald believes he has now compiled enough evidence to indicate what the Loch Ness Monster is, why itÂs been so difficult to photograph, and why the Highland Government is covering up a new discovery that could lead to conclusive DNA evidence.
Before he could go public, however, he needed permission from a fiction author.
ÂBack in December I was receiving urgent e-mail from my contacts in Invernesshire regarding rare land sightings,Â says McDonald, a forensics expert who has been studying Loch Ness since 1993. ÂBecause I didnÂt have the funds to make the trip, I approached MEG author Steve Alten, who I knew was finishing up a fictional thriller about the creature (The LOCH, published in May). I told Steve that I could make his book as real as possible, giving him an exclusive on my research, if heÂd pay my way to Scotland. He met with his publisher (Tsunami Books) and they agreed. The result is one of the scariest and best researched thrillers youÂll ever read.Â
But the terms of the agreement forbade McDonald from going public until mid-July.
ÂIt was this whole Loch Ness Tooth business that released me from the non-disclosure,Â McDonald explains. ÂWhen two American students contacted me about finding a mutilated deer carcass and a shed 4-inch barbed tooth, I thought it was a hoax. Then they sent me the photos and video (posted at http://www.LochNessTooth.com). I had three different marine biologists and a paleo-guy render verdicts on the tooth, and they unanimously agreed that this was no hoax, that the tooth belonged to a mutation of an eel species that inhabits Loch Ness. . .concurring with my research.Â
McDonald claims the mutation is fifty feet long!
ÂIt Âs an amphibious fish, predatory, and definitely a female. Unable to reenter the open water to spawn, it just keeps growing bigger. But all the theories in the world wonÂt mean a thing until we force the Highland Government into returning that tooth.Â
The tooth was taken from the students by a water bailiff. McDonald has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to its return, and is chasing down several promising leads. ÂWeÂre getting close now. Give me a few more months.Â