LOCH NESS: THEY CREATED A MONSTER
dir: John Maclaverty
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From London, from Japan, from the USA and across the world - they came to a remote, cold lake in the Highlands of Scotland. WW2 veterans got together for one last adventure, excited scientists and hairy hippies - all competed in the frantic search for what they passionately believed could be the natural history discovery of the century - capturing evidence of the Loch Ness Monster!
Rumours and sightings of a dinosaur like creature had persisted at the Loch for decades, and the 1970s saw a frenzy of Monster Hunting. No qualifications were required to join the hunt – just enthusiasm and wonder. Anyone could roll up on the banks of Loch Ness, bust out an old camera, and declare themselves part of the hunt for Nessie.
Monster egos, fakes and frustrations, rivalries and ridicule meant that Loch Ness quickly became home to a very different type of beast. As picture after picture were exposed as fakes – or at least dubious – the scene at Loch Ness became fraught and volatile…
This is a fresh take on Scotland’s most famous story - humane and hilarious - this is the unbelievable story behind the unbelievable story.