Loch Ness Monster found-but it's only a model.



2016-04-13 14:22:09

A robot has found the remains of a monster beneath Loch Ness...just not the one you'd expect.

It was in fact a 30ft model of the 'Loch Ness Monster' which was made for the 1969 Billy Wilder film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. The prop sank after Wilder insisted that the humps on the back of the model be removed despite persistent warnings from the rest of the production that this would affect its buoyancy. Surely enough the prop sank to the beneath the depths of the 754ft lake and has remained lost ever since.

Wilder is said to have comforted the man behind the prop, special effects artist Wally Veevers, as he watched his creation sink beneath the lake. The famous director replaced the monster with just a head and neck and moved production to a less hazardous movie studio instead. 

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