No Loch Ness Monster, says BBC team

A team of BBC researchers, using satellite navigation technology and hundreds of sonar beams, has shown that there is no monster in Loch Ness. "We got some good clear data of the loch, steep sided, flat bottomed -- nothing unusual, I'm afraid," said Hugh MacKay, one of the researchers. "There was an anticipation that we would come up with a large sonar anomaly that could have been a monster -- but it wasn't to be."

Sightings of the Loch Ness monster are said to date back to the time of St. Columba in the 6th century.