Dedicating your whole life to one single mission sounds exciting, especially if that mission involves hunting a mystery monster. You probably think that the man behind the hunt looks like someone from a Hollywood movie, but that’s not the case.
His life story is fascinating, but it doesn’t include any hard-core action. Steve Feltham made the decision that changed his life when he was 28 years old. He kind of knew that it was destined for him to be a full-time Loch Ness Monster Hunter.
It all started when he was just a kid. Steve was fascinated by the whole Loch Ness Monster theory after a trip.
“I was fascinated after a trip there as a kid. I was seven the first time I went. At the time there was an exhibition of Nessie hunters on and these guys were so exciting to me. From there my passion just grew. I read a lot about Loch Ness and its ‘monster’, and we visited regularly while growing up,” he told LADbible.
Steve’s passion for the Loch Ness Monster wasn’t just a kid thing. Even when he grew up and had a full time job as a potter and a graphic designer, he visited Loch Ness at least every couple of years.
Steve later got into fitting security systems, and he was no longer available to pursuit his true passion in life. That’s when he started to crave an adventure.
“Every day in work I would be in the home of elderly people and they would tell me about their regrets and how there’s so many things they wished they’d done. So I thought, ‘Is this what I want to do for the rest of my life? Or do I want an adventure?’ I decided I wanted the adventure.”
Most of us wouldn’t dare to leave everything behind just to hunt the Loch Ness monster, but not Steve.
Steve quit his job, gave up his home, finished things with the woman he was seeing and moved to Scotland. People who knew him weren’t surprised by his decision, but they didn’t expected for his hunt to last 26 years.
No one knows for sure if the Loch Ness monster actually exists, not even Steve. He’s not like those crazy people who usually wear a tinfoil hat. Steve is quite realistic about the whole Loch Ness Monster hunt.
“I’m a firm believer there is something in there that needs explaining. What it is, I don’t know. It’s not for us hunters to decide what it is. It could be a big fish, it could be a dinosaur, it could be anything. We just want to find out what.”