Monster hunters have used sonar equipment for the first time to search for a mysterious creature reportedly living in England's largest lake, Sky News reported Sunday.
A team of investigators is scouring Windermere in Cumbria looking for proof that the beast exists.
In the last four years there have been seven reported sightings of a long humpbacked animal, now nicknamed Bow-Nessie.
Windermere hotel owner, Thomas Noblett, described his strange encounter in the water, saying: "All of a sudden I felt something brush past my legs like a giant fish.
"And then I was lifted up by a three foot wave. I've no idea what it was."
During the sweep of the lake, the team spotted a strange 46ft long disturbance in the water but were unable to detect anything on sonar.
Searching Windermere is a huge task as the lake is 220ft deep in parts and over ten miles long.
Hunt organizer Dean Maynard said: "We've had more creature sightings here than at Loch Ness in recent years so we think it's time that Bow-Nessie received more attention."
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