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Sunday, 6 April 2008

A monster of an obsession on the banks of Loch Ness

It's a heavenly day in the Highlands, the strong afternoon sun bouncing off the blackness of Loch Ness like arc lights off an eight-ball.

In Inverness, preparations are under way for a public appearance by the famous scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion. Six miles out of town, in the village of Dores, there lives a man who is, in some ways, the anti-Dawkins. He is a true believer, a defender of faith, though what he believes in is not some deity above but rather the beast below. Steve Feltham has dedicated his life to finding the Loch Ness Monster.

READ MORE - Source: Scotland on Sunday 05 April 2008

Have you ever felt like dropping out of the rat-race? This is a film (below) about Steve Feltham, a man from Dorset who did just that. For 17 years he has lived in a caravan on the shores of Loch Ness, watching for the monster.

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