Professor Henry Bauer, who claims he has solved what exactly has been lurking in Loch Ness all these years. Bauer, a former chemistry and science professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, has been researching the mystery for many years now and has concluded that Nessie is in fact a species of turtle that has not yet been discovered and was trapped in Loch Ness when water levels receded at the end of the last Ice Age.