Monster hunters are being offered a huge £50,000 reward to find comprehensive evidence for the existence of 10 famous global beasts, including our very own Loch Ness Monster.
The reward is being offered by Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, to mark the launch of its latest game Monster Hunter™: World.
Capcom enlisted real-life monster hunter and Cryptozoologist Jon Downes to help select the top 10 monsters and analyse the evidence once submissions have closed.
Jon said: “There are stories of monsters from around the world. I’ve spent the majority of my life travelling across the globe to hunt for evidence of these creatures. Although I have had some successes, I have yet to find that elusive proof and it is time for me to offer my help as I throw down the gauntlet to the next generation.”
As well as the Loch Ness Monster, this list includes
- Bigfoot – a monster from American folklore.
- Mongolian Death Worm – a creature of the Gobi Desert
- Mermaid – with the torso of a human being and the nether regions of a fish.
- Earth Hound – a mysterious animal, believed to live in graveyards.
- Yeti – a huge ape-like creature with dark fur.
- Chupacabras – a peculiar, semi-bipedal beast with spines down its back.
- The flying snake of Namibia – they are said to launch themselves into the air, gliding from tree to tree.
- Yowie – a baffling ape-like creature from Australia.
- Cornish Owlman – a grotesque, feathered bird-man.
The Real Life Monster Hunter bounty closes on 30th June, 2018. All entries will be analysed and judged by Jon Downes and Capcom, with the top ten interesting entries being nominated and revealed to the public from July.
Those who submit clear and comprehensive evidence for the existence of any monsters from the list will win (or share) the bounty of £50,000.
Our blog author Willie Cameron with the
“evidence” he proposes to submit.
So it’s time you started hunting for Nessie … by booking a trip on one of our Loch Ness cruises. During your cruise, you can scan the loch from various location and angles and have a chance of gaining the clear and comprehensive evidence for the existence of our monster.
Of course, we know it is a PR stunt but it’s a clever idea to create further awareness of the possibility of all these cryptozoological creatures in the world.
All the sightings over the years cannot be wrong and, as we’ve said on many occasions, “the truth is out there”.
Entries can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck and we look forward to meeting you when you arrive at Loch Ness on your quest for that evidence.
PS: If you secured verifiable evidence of the Loch Ness Monster, you would probably earn a lot more than £50,000 from the world’s media. With that in mind, don’t worry if you cannot make your trip until after the contest’s closing date!