The upcoming search for the Loch Ness Monster is being hailed as the largest one in 50 years, surpassing the efforts made in the 1970s by the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau.
This time, the search will utilize cutting-edge technology, including drones equipped with infrared cameras to capture thermal images of the waters from the air.
The Loch Ness Centre in Scotland is encouraging "budding monster hunters" to volunteer for the search, aiming to involve enthusiasts in a way that has never been done before.
The search for Nessie is scheduled to take place on the weekend of August 26 and 27, 2023.
The Loch Ness Centre is located at the old Drumnadrochit Hotel, where the manager Aldie Mackay claimed to have spotted a "water beast" in the loch back in 1933.
This sighting initiated a worldwide fascination with the legendary monster, resulting in hoaxes and numerous eyewitness accounts over the years.
Over the years, various theories have been proposed to explain Nessie, including the possibility of it being a plesiosaur, a prehistoric marine reptile, giant eels, or even swimming circus elephants.
Apart from the drones with infrared cameras, the search team will also use a hydrophone to detect acoustic signals underwater.
Volunteers will receive guidance from experts on what to look out for and how to accurately record their findings during the expedition.
The primary goal of this ambitious search is to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts to continue the quest for the elusive creature.