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The quest for the Loch Ness Monster
Their critics told them "to give up eels and turn to God". Yet, from the s, that didn't stop a number of world-renowned scientists embarking on a hunt for Nessie, as historian Gareth Williams relates Hardy had all the trappings of a top-flight scientist: the chair of zoology at Oxford, fellowship of the Royal Society and an international reputation as an expert on plankton. It took him on a lengthy diversion to inspect a black and white photograph which a bank manager called Peter Macnab had taken five years earlier. This showed two black humps heading across smooth water towards a ruined tower on a promontory. The notion seemed exceedingly unlikely one expert put the odds at 17 million to one against but had taken hold during the s, following reports of long-necked, hump-backed creatures in the loch and occasionally on its shores. During the Second World War, the monster kept a low profile but was exploited as a propaganda weapon by both sides.
Please refresh the page and retry. H ere we go again. A band of scientists teasingly announced that it had evidence to provide a "plausible theory" to explain the Loch Ness Monster, only to disappoint Nessie fans around the world. The team at New Zealand's University of Otago reckons that the monster is not a monster at all but instead a giant eel, one of several perhaps, having analysed DNA taken from water samples. That may be so, but the legend will never die, so here are 50 facts we have about Nessie It was published in the Daily Mail on April 21,
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. St Columba, a Christian monk, describes a beast in the water.
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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.