The Loch Ness Monster – or rather a 30-foot model of Old Nessie – has been unearthed at the bottom of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

Loch Ness Monster Found?

An underwater drone recently came upon the prop from the 1970 flick The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, reported the BBC. When the movie was filming in 1969, the Loch Ness replica sank, and was only found when the drone discovered it. The drone, incidentally, was actually on a mission to find the “real” Loch Ness Monster.

“We have found a monster, but not the one many people might have expected,” Adrian Shine, a leader of the Loch Ness & Morar Project, told the BBC.

Steve Feltham, another Loch Ness Monster enthusiast, who has been searching for Nessie for more than two decades, is thrilled with the mapping that the underwater robot conducted and believes the maps will help him eventually find the monster of legend.

“I think the findings are fantastic,” Feltham told the Australian Broadcasting Company. “We now have a more detailed map of the rock bottom than ever before, which will show us the location of every lump and bump. We can send back cameras to look at anything of interest, which could turn out to be the carcass of the animal. It’s shown there’s a hell of a lot more to investigate.”

It’s been more than 80 years since Colonel Robert Wilson took “The Surgeon’s Photo (above),”
which purported to show the massive sea monster. Though the legitimacy of the photo has been debunked, many still hold out hope of spotting Old Nessie.