The Loch Ness Monster 🐉
Under The Ledge Weekly Email Newsletter Week 28
Last week we were out in Scotland 🏴 having a great time, surviving rain, sleeping on trains and travelling from Fort William down to Edinburgh. At some point, we ended up at Loch Ness, completely unplanned. Of course, everyone knows the loch for its legend of the Loch Ness Monster. In the evening I decided to learn a bit about Nessie, and the history goes back quite far.
Back in the year 565, Saint Columba, an Irish abbot, witnessed a man being buried by the banks of the River Ness. The people burying him explained that the man had been attacked by a “Water Beast”. 🌊
Following this, in the 19th Century, there were three more accounts of this so-called “Water Beast”. But it’s when we get to the 20th century that things start to get interesting - in 1934, when Arthur Grant claimed to have almost hit the creature on his motorbike. 🏍
Then came one of the most iconic photos of the Loch Ness Monster, when in April 1934 the “Surgeon's photograph” was published in the Daily Mail 📜 A man by the name of Robert Willson was sitting by the loch when he spotted a creature. He quickly grabbed his camera and snapped four photographs. Only two photographs actually came out clearly, but only one attracted any publicity since it was the clearest 📸
This photo was later found to be a fake and in 1999 a book was published Nessie – the Surgeon's Photograph Exposed showing how the photograph was supposedly faked. The Loch Ness Monster infact made from wood and attached to a small toy submarine. 🚤
Over the years there were more supposed sightings of the monster, with supposed evidence from a video captured by an amateur scientist known as Holmes in 2007, although it was later thought to be nothing more than an eel. 🦎
Of course, there have been many more sightings of the monster, but I thought that I would only mention these most notable ones. It is a lovely place to visit.
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