Is Nessie about to be discovered in Loch Ness? Paddy Power certainly seems to think so as betting odds cut
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Betting odds on finding the Loch Ness Monster have been slashed by Paddy Power after sonar image is said to show Nessie.
The bookie thinks the monster will soon be discovered after a sonar from a tourist boat picked up a thermal image showing a large object at bottom of Loch Ness.
The sonar probe, which showed a 30ft shape detected below the surface of the Loch, has led Paddy Power to shorten their odds of the monster being proven to be real in 2020 from 10/1 to 4/1.
The large white dot was picked up by the sonar equipment on a tour boat 500ft below surface of water
The image was captured by Cruise Loch Ness director Ronald Mackenzie while he was skippering a catamaran last Wednesday afternoon and shows a large object at more than 500ft below the surface of the loch.
A spokesman for the Paddy Power said: " 2020 is truly the year that keeps on giving, and this time, we believe the latest gift is in the form of the maybe not-so mythical creature, the Loch Ness monster."
They are offering even shorter odds Nessie's existence being proven next year at just 2/1.
There have been eight 'official' recorded sightings of Nessie in 2020.
Should Nessie be found this year or next, the odds are 50/1 that the creature will be set free into the sea, or 100/1 that it will be housed in a zoo.
The Paddy Power spokesman added: “This year has been a year for bizarre sightings and mythical-feeling goings on, and it seems we might be able to top it all off by proving the existence of the Loch Ness monster.
“The latest sonar probe sighting has forced us to cut the odds into the shortest price they’ve ever been that the creature is proved as real, and that could happen before the end of 2021.”
Paddy Power's special Loch Ness Monster odds:
4/6 15 or more recorded sightings this year
2/1 Existence to be proven in 2021
7/2 10 or more recorded sightings this year
4/1 Existence to be proven in 2020 (in from 10/1)
6/1 20 or more recorded sightings this year
25/1 50 or more recorded sightings this year
50/1 To be set free into the sea
100/1 To be housed at a zoo
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