Nessie the Loch Ness Monster by Richard BrasseyMillions of years ago, the northern tip of Scotland was a separate island, until it crashed into the mainland. The prehistoric sea monsters rushed to escape - all except for Nessie, who, after the two islands had collided, found herself in the Loch, Loch Ness, or Loch na Beiste in Gaelic [The Lake of the Monster], that was created by the collision.
We learn that three Big Bens stood on top of each other on the bed of Loch Ness would not reach the surface; that the Statue of Liberty could happily dive in without its head hitting the bottom; that five Jumbo jets could be placed wingtip to wingtip and still perform the loop the loop. So there is plenty of room for a monster!
St Columba is said to have seen the monster in 565AD but thereafter for a thousand years Nessie was left in peace to swim freely in the Loch or, as she was said to occasionally do, roam among the hills! The monks of the nearby St Benedicts Abbey apparently kept records of various sightings of her!
Much later in 1933 a road was built alongside the Loch and the noise and disruption upset Nessie. So one day she was sneaking over the road for a wander in the heather when she was spotted by an astonished Mr and Mrs George Spicer from London. Nessies life was never be the same again.
Newspapers all over the world carried news of the story and a circus ringmaster is said to have offered £100,000 for Nessies capture! Ever since, people have claimed to see her as vehemently as others have denied her existence. And there have been some crazed and cunning plans to trap this elusive creature but no one has succeeded.
With humour and historical accuracy, Richard Brassey relates countless stories of apparent sightings and incidents involving Nessie, such as the man who was nearly drowned as Nessie came up under his canoe and another chap who dived in a mini submarine to take photographs! And there are plenty more such weird tales.
But what are the facts and what is only legend? The author tells the nicely illustrated, irresistible tale for readers everywhere to believe or otherwise!
Loch Ness Monster Report - 1976
Loch Ness monster
Lads and lassies, have you heard the tale of old Nessie? The monster that once swam in Scottish waters. Well, the famous legend says it is thought to have lived in Loch Ness - a large lake in the Scottish Highlands. For years, there has been lots of debate about whether this monster did actually exist. And now scientists in New Zealand think there's a chance Nessie might have existed. The Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined, making it one of the UK's deepest and potentially most mysterious lakes. Its waters are dark from the soil, known as peat, which surrounds the lake - adding to its secretive look!
THE Loch Ness monster is one of the UK's greatest unexplained mysteries - with legends of the mythical beast known far and wide. Despite numerous "sightings" over the years , there's still no proof Nessie is real. Or is there?
There have been sightings, photos, videos, hair-raising tales and hoaxes, but the hunt continues for conclusive proof that Nessie is really lurking in the depths of Loch Ness. BBC History Revealed investigates Our fascination with the Loch Ness Monster goes back to , when Mr and Mrs Spicer made the wild claim that a beast crossed the road right in front of their car, making its way to the Scottish lake. For over 80 years — as sightings proliferated — Nessie became a world-famous cryptid, or creature whose existence has not been proven. In , she topped a survey of the most famous Scots.
Loch Ness monster , byname Nessie , large marine creature believed by some people to inhabit Loch Ness , Scotland. However, much of the alleged evidence supporting its existence has been discredited, and it is widely thought that the monster is a myth. Reports of a monster inhabiting Loch Ness date back to ancient times. Notably, local stone carvings by the Pict depict a mysterious beast with flippers. The first written account appears in a biography of St.
It is often described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature have varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a few disputed photographs and sonar readings. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes , wishful thinking , and the misidentification of mundane objects. The creature has been affectionately called Nessie [b] Scottish Gaelic : Niseag  since the s. The first modern discussion of a sighting of a strange creature in the loch may have been in the s, when D. Mackenzie claimed to have seen something "wriggling and churning up the water".