The Loch Ness Monster, nicknamed Nessie , is a well known Lake Monster that lives in Loch Ness in Scotland. Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Scotland. The largest is Loch Lomond, which has it's own monster. It is likely a Plesiosaur . First seen in the 6th centery, it was made popular by a sighting in 1933. It is probably the most well known living dinosaur, Lake Monster, and possibly cryptid.
The Loch Ness Monster is often described with multiple humps on its back, a long neck, and a small head.
Plesiosaurs are thought to have been blue darkly colored on the top half of the their body and lighter on the bottom half.
In the 6th century Saint Columba came to Scotland. He saw a dead man. He was told the man had been killed by a " water beast " in the River Ness. He told one of his followers to cross the river. When the monster came he told it not to harm the man and to go no further. According to legend the creature obeyed. The first official sighting in 1933 reports Nessie being was seen across a road with a sheep in it's mouth and has been popular ever since.
Photographs and VideosEdit
The Surgeon's Photo, the most famous one, is a proven hoax. Also, in the 1970s, two underwater photos were taken. One shows an animal similar to a plesiosaur. The second is often thought to be the a air bubble or the fin of a fish, instead of the fin of Nessie.
Connection to other Loch MonstersEdit
Other Loch Monsters, Lizzie and the Loch Arkaig Monster live in nearby lochs. Some think they are the same pod of animals that migrate from loch to loch. It is thought that underground caves may open in different lochs connecting them. Also some say that a canal could help them migrate to the lochs. Also the plesiosaurs have been sighted on land, showing that they are not completely bound to the water.