The Loch Ness Monster, sometimes called "Nessie" or "Ness" (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) is a mysterious and unidentified animal or group of creatures said to live in Loch Ness, a large deep freshwater loch near the city of Inverness in northern Scotland.
Nessie is usually categorized as a type of lake monster.
Along with Bigfoot and the Yeti (the "Abominable Snowman"), Nessie is one of the best-known mysteries in cryptozoology though most mainstream scientists and other experts find current evidence supporting Nessie unpersuasive and regard such reports as hoaxes or misidentification of mundane creatures or natural phenomena.
History of alleged sightings
Rumours of a monster or animal living in the loch are claimed by believers to have been known for several centuries, though others have questioned the accuracy or relevance of such tales, which were generally unheard-of before the 1960s, when a strong wave of interest in legitimizing Nessie's 1930s-based history began.
The earliest claimed reference is taken from the Life of St. Columba by Adamnan.
It describes how in 565 Columba saved the life of a Pict, who was being supposedly attacked by the monster.
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I first visited Inverness and Scotland during 1978, while travelling around the British Isles (U.K.) with my daughter Sarolta.
One of the reasons for us visiting the place was that living in New Zealand especially during the 50s, 60s and 70s not a day passed without hearing about Scotland, England, Britain or some place or something connected with it.
Another important reason was that we like to travel and of course there's plenty to see in 'ye old Inverness' and we also better mention here Lake Ness and the famous 'Monster'.
Apart for stopping at Inverness to see the town, the lake and the 'monster' we had to change trains here to go to the far end of the Scottish (or British) railways, Thurso.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
P.S. Re my picture above is an hoax, let me repeat it, it is an hoax and nothing but an hoax.
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