HOLLYWOOD hellraiser Charlie Sheen is planning a trip to Scotland – to hunt for the Loch Ness monster.
The Anger Management star, 47, is convinced he can solve the mystery of what lurks in the loch.
He revealed his madcap plan on Twitter, posing for a snap in what he called his “hunting gear”, a bronze battle helmet, along with friend Brian Peck.
Sheen was soon flooded with encouraging messages from fans all over the world wishing him the best of luck with the mission.
Marilyn Halley wrote: “its about time Nessie was found!! Thanks Charlie.”
Susie Sunshine added: “u are two great archeologists. let’s get ready for #lochness and take me with u!! :)”
But Alice Smith warned: “my dad’s house looks into Loch Ness, didnae see your monster lol.”
The first recorded sighting of a monstrous creature in Loch Ness was by St Columba in 565AD.
But it was Aldie Mackay who launched the modern myth, in 1933. A hotel manageress from Drumnadrochit, she reported “something resembling a whale” and months later, Hugh Gray saw an “object of considerable dimensions, making a big splash with spray on the surface of the loch”.
As news of the sightings gripped the public imagination, there were soon traffic jams on the roads around the loch.
Mrs Mackay later claimed that she had seen a huge fish, not the legendary Nessie.
Many expeditions have been launched in an effort to solve the mystery, with some hunters speculating that a colony of plesiosaurs has somehow survived and flourished.
But just this week geologist Luigi Piccardi said Nessie sightings were caused by bubbles from a “large and very active” fault line under the lake.
Dr Piccardi added: “There are various effects on the surface of the water that can be related to the activity of the fault.”
Sheen, who has battled crack and cocaine addiction, is no stranger to off-the-wall ideas.
The Platoon star has previously claimed to be a “warlock” and a “rock star from Mars” who can cure diseases with his mind.
He was sacked from sitcom Two And A Half Men after a meltdown in 2011 and is currently involved in a bitter child support battle with ex-wife Brooke Mueller, 35.