Is Loch Ness Monster a Catfish?

Is the Loch Ness Monster a Catfish? That is what one researcher is now stating after devoting a good piece of his time to finding the elusive Nessie. Steve Feltham has spent 25 years chasing after the Loch Ness Monster and at the end of it all he believes that she nothing more than a wels catfish.

The wels catfish is know to grow a big as 16 feet and weigh up to 600 pounds. This would certainly put it in the size and weight class of the Loch Ness Monster. The wel catfish is seen more in Italy or Spain but are seen around the world.¬†Skeptics state that this doesn’t account for the elongated neck that we see in the famous photos.

Here is a rendition of the Loch Ness Monster and a giant catfish. You be the judge.

loch ness monster photo

Photo by Liz Nemmers

big catfish photo

Photo by Ole Petter