This is not a new story but when I heard and read about this and saw all the TV "celebs" mocking his "waste of time" I thought it was a very sad end for him.
I have tried to contact Steve but been unsuccessful so far. Be interesting to hear his non-newspaper delivered thoughts.
Loch Ness expert who has spent 24 years watching for Nessie and even lost his girlfriend and home says he now believes it is nothing but a CATFISH
- Steve Feltham, 52, spent 24 years watching Loch for glimpse of Nessie
- He gave up his home, job and girlfriend in Dorset to move to Scotland
- Mr Feltham lives in a mobile library parked in pub car park near the loch and makes money creating models of the Loch Ness Monster for tourists
- But he now believes Nessie is nothing but a giant, lone catfish in the loch
A Loch Ness expert who spent 24 years watching the water for a glimpse of Nessie - losing his girlfriend and home in the process - says he now believes the monster is merely a large catfish.
For almost a quarter of a century Steve Feltham, 52, who is originally from Dorset, was convinced the waters of Loch Ness held a family of prehistoric monsters.
He left his job fitting security cameras, his girlfriend and his home to move to the banks of Loch Ness and devote his time to searching for the legendary monster in 1991.
But now Mr Feltham, who is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records for the longest continuous monster hunting vigil of the loch, believes Nessie is no plesiosaur but a giant catfish first introduced to the loch by Victorians.
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For almost a quarter of a century Steve Feltham, 52, originally from Dorset, was convinced the waters of Loch Ness held a family of prehistoric monsters - but now he claims Nessie doesn't exist
This famous photograph, produced in 1934, was exposed as a hoax by one of the participants, Chris Spurling
Mr Feltham became obsessed with the legend of Nessie after a family holiday to the Highlands when he was seven.
He currently lives in a converted mobile library which is parked in a pub car park near the loch at Dores and makes his money by creating models of the Loch Ness Monster and selling them to tourists.
But now Mr Feltham says he has come to the conclusion Nessie does not exist following 'a long journey' of realisation.
Instead, he claims Nessie is in fact a Wels catfish - a giant fish that can grow as long as 13ft and up to 62 stone.
He said: 'It is known they were introduced into English lakes by the Victorians for sport.