Natural History Museum bets on discovery of Loch Ness monster

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London, Sept 14 (ANI): London's Natural History Museum has inked a deal with bookmakers William Hill, which will see the mythical Loch Ness monster go on public display - if it is ever caught.

The Loch Ness Monster is a creature believed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland.

The museum has secured the rights to showcase Nessie's remains, if the monster is ever caught.

According to the archive documents, under the 1987 deal William Hill will pay the museum an annual fee on return for the guarantee its experts will provide "positive identification" of the elusive creature.

The agreement also covers the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, another mythological creature and an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.

The bookmaker currently offers odds of 500/1 on the existence of the Loch Ness monster being proved within a year and 200/1 for the Yeti.

"We have maintained our relationship with the Natural History Museum and are delighted to do so," the Telegraph quoted Graham Sharpe, spokesman for William Hill, as saying.

"As we rely on the Met Office to rule on white Christmases, we are dependent on the museum to tell us whether any carcass that may emerge from the loch is a haddock, or a previously unknown creature from the deep," he added. (ANI)

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