A gigantic 'skeleton' was found washed up on a Scottish beach during Storm Ciara.
And locals near Aberdeen have speculated that it could be the remains of the mythical Loch Ness Monster - despite the notorious body of water being roughly 120 miles away.The photos of the rotting carcass were posted online by Aberdeen-based community Facebook page Fubar News - hours after Storm Ciara battered Britain with 90mph winds.
Fubar News posted: "Came across this weird creature today near Aberdeen. Any ideas what it could be?"
Possible suggestions of the identity of the mysterious North sea creature were put forward - with folk saying it was a whale, orca or dolphin.
However one Facebook user said the remains actual pre-date the storm.
Lyn Crawford said: "We saw this at Blackdog I think. It was rotting when we came across it in December."
But some users joked the carcass could be the remains of Scotland's very own Loch Ness Monster.Meg Plummer wrote: "Oh me it’s Nessie the Loch Ness monster."
But Emma –Louise Bolland disagreed that the nation's favourite folklore monster, adding: "Nessie could not adapt to salt water."
Dex Stewart meanwhile joked: "Yep it’s a very very rarely seen deep sea Haggis."