Loch Ness is a long & narrow lake in the Scottish Highlands. The Loch Ness lake is the second-largest Loch in Scotland by surface area and the largest by volume. Loch Ness is also the second deepest Loch with an astounding 755 feet of depth. The water of the Loch Ness lake is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the soil surrounding it. The depth, breadth, and low visibility of this Loch Ness lake makes it a prime environment for someone’s imagination to run wild.
The first recorded sighting of Nessie was by Saint Columba in 565 AD. Saint Columba was an Irish missionary who was praised for spreading Christianity in Scotland. Once, he was on his trip to the mountains and ran across a group of people burying a man. The monster bit this man in the River Ness. Saint Columba asked another man, who was present there, to swim across the river. When the man jumped into the Loch Ness monster river, the monster rose from the depths of the river, and Saint Columba invoked God’s power. Saint Columba, with the help of God’s power, repatriated the Loch Ness monster. The story was written after a century and remained a popular piece of evidence used to demonstrate Nessie’s existence.
The next sighting was recorded after 1300 years in 1933. George Spicer was driving along with his wife when the couple saw a large creature walking in front of their car near the Loch Ness monster river. The creature had a huge body, long neck, and they could not see its limbs before it lunged towards the Loch Ness monster river. After almost a week, a motorcyclist claimed to have run into a similar creature. He described this creature as a marine creature with four large fins and a long neck.
Search for Nessie
Soon after incidents like this, many searches took place to find the Loch Ness monster. In 1934, twenty men sat around the Loch with cameras and binoculars in the Sir Edward Mountain Expedition. These 20 men remained there for 9 hours and took around 21 pictures. They examined the photos and thought that they were seals, not monsters.
After all of the sightings and searches for monsters, Loch Ness has transformed into a popular tourist destination. Although Nessie is proven a myth by the scientists, people need something to do with their free time and vacation budget. Loch Ness is perhaps the more scenic location than traveling to the equator and paying to watch the different ways water drains down the toilets…