Mysteries of Loch Ness unlocked in monster interview

A retired university professor is returning to Wirral to answer questions about the elusive Loch Ness monster.

Gareth Williams told presenter Andy Bonner that evidence weighs against its existence but he could never exclude the possibility of a beast living in the Scottish lake.

Gareth Williams and his book A Monstrous Commotion

The former Heswall resident is promoting his book A Monstrous Commotion at Lingham's Booksellers in Heswall on Thursday 21st January 2016.

He explained to listeners of the Afternoon Edition how it was the book he always wanted to write, but had to wait until he retired to pen it.

"The Loch Ness monster is one of those great scientific mysteries. It's something I was fascinated with as a child." - Prof Gareth Williams

The monster has been steeped in mystery for more than 80 years.

But Gareth has uncovered evidence that there are no references to the creature before 1930 and may have been nothing more than a PR stunt cooked up to attract tourists to the Highlands.

 

"People want to believe in the unbelievable and see things nobody else has ever seen." - Prof Gareth Williams

Gareth says he wants to leave it up to readers to decide for themselves whether the monster is fact or fiction.

But he admits evidence remains about Nessie which simply can't be explained.


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