Feltham says that the legend of the loch has intrigued him since childhood, and in 1991, he sold his home, quit his job, left his girlfriend, and began searching for Nessie full-time. He now lives in a makeshift camper on the loch’s shore and sells Loch Ness Monster figurines to tourists to supplement his income. His new theory about the mythic monster is already meeting skepticism, though. Jason Schratwieser, conservation director for the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), is not a Nessie believer, but said that the largest Wels catfish checked in at 297 pounds, and the fish’s profile doesn’t resemble a long-necked, dinosaur-like creature. Thus, Schratwieser thinks there’s another explanation.