Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve found the Loch Ness Monster. Sort of.
Alright, that’s not even slightly true. What we have found, though, is a prop from the 1969 movie The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, which features a short sequence of John Watson sighting Nessy in the loch. The scene was shot at the actual Loch Ness with a not-actual monster. Originally built with two humps, director Billy Wilder requested that the humps be removed, which led to a change in buoyancy resulting in the thing sinking to the bottom of the lake.
Now Kongsberg Maritime, who specialize in “underwater positioning technology,” scanned the lake with a robot named MUNIN (which sounds more like the name of a Russian arcade emulator but apparently isn’t). Not only were they able to locate the prop, but it was identified thanks to its distinct humpless shape. Giggidy.
Check out the video below.
Skip to the 2:22 mark for the scene (might want to turn down your volume):