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The Loch Ness Monster: Fierce or Fictitious?

June 20, 2018

I couldn’t very well end a cryptozoology series without including a post on the famous Loch Ness Monster, now could I?

 

This creature hardly needs an introduction. Perhaps one of the most well-known examples of cryptozoology, it’s popularity may only be rivaled with that of Bigfoot, the subject of my last post.

 

Are you a believer?

 

Reportedly, the first recorded sighting of the beast was in 565 AD, when St. Columba forced it back into the ocean after it ate a farmer.

 

The next recorded sighting wasn’t until 1933, during extensive road construction near the Loch. It is believed that the noise and vibrations from the machinery may have awoken the beast and caused it to investigate.

 

After that, there were several reported sightings of a mysterious creature in area, and it was just a year later that the famous photo of what looks like a slim head and neck of a prehistoric animal was taken by a surgeon from London, Dr. R. K. Wilson.