Scottish Canals has discovered a batch of food, believed to have once been given to the Loch Ness Monster.
Dubbed ‘Nessie food,’ a container of the unusual concoction was uncovered in the depths of the old Caledonian Canal Centre during lockdown.
It’s thought that the unique foodstuff holds magical powers which come to life when submerged in Loch Ness. The legend goes that if you throw the food into the loch, you may be able to spot the Loch Ness Monster herself.
However, for Nessie to appear, the myth suggests that you have to follow three simple steps. The first step is to close your eyes and count to 10. Secondly, jump three times. The final step is to take a handful of the magic food and make a wish as you throw it into the loch.
The food was discovered just days before a Cruise Loch Ness boat picked up an elusive object in the loch using sonar technology. The mystery creature was detected 190 metres deep, measuring around 10 metres in length itself. The cryptic creature is thought to be Nessie herself, lurking in the depths to find her next meal.
The remainder of this rare Nessie food will be rationed out each day – enough to keep Nessie nourished and make multiple wishes come true. The Caledonian Canal Centre will give away 25 packets of food to the first 25 children who come in each day. Though there’s one catch – children must relay the secret password: “Nessie Nibbles.”
Nessie food will be available at the centre from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th October, so don’t miss the chance to meet Nessie herself or the possibility of making your wishes come true.