Steve Feltham gave up his job, house and girlfriend 24 years ago to dedicate his life full-time to looking for Nessie. Recent news reports said he has abandoned his long quest for the Scottish cryptid, causing ripples among monster-lovers across the world. Feltham tells Reuters that's not true.
[L]egend has it [that the monster] lurks beneath the deep, dark waters of the lake in northern Scotland, although his current best guess is that "Nessie" is just a large catfish.
"It's still a massive world-class mystery," Feltham, who lives in a van on the shores of the loch, told Reuters.
"It's been a life-long passion for me and I'm dedicated to being here and being fully involved in this whole hunt. I couldn't be more content doing anything else."
Feltham said he suspected Nessie was most likely to be a large Wels catfish, a native European fish that can grow up to 13 ft (4 meters) long. Victorians introduced the fish to the loch near Inverness to provide sport.