The Loch Ness Monster – Monster or Myth?
Perhaps one of the most well known mysteries of all is the lake dwelling beast known as The Loch Ness Monster. The monster myth has been in existence since 1933 when what looked like a dragons head was spotted skimming across Lake Lochness. Legend has it that the giant creature lives in lake Loch Ness located in the Scottish Highlands. The creature has even been nicknamed “Nessie” by the locals. While it has been disputed for decades whether or not the monster is a hoax, one thing for certain is there have been hundreds of sightings and several photos taken of Nessie. Is the creature real? Is there a pre-historic animal living in the lake? Numerous investigations have been conducted trying to debunk the myth.
In 1954 a team was dispatched with the latest sonar equipment to detect if any large life forms were living in the lake. The team reported and followed a large moving object until they lost contact with it a short time later.
Above is one of the most well known pictures of the monster. It was taken just after the creature was discovered. It’s known as the “Surgeon’s Photograph”. It’s been disputed that this photograph is actually an elephant walking through the water with it’s trunk raised.