The Loch Ness Monster – Does It Exist?



The Loch Ness Monster is believed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. There are speculations about the creature being form the line of long-surviving plesiosaurs. Though its portrayal varies with different accounts, it is parallel to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere. Read on to know more about the famous monster Loch Ness.


Loch Ness monster first caught the world's attention in 1933. With not much reliable evidence of its existence, interest and belief in the monster has fluctuated since. The photographic material and sonar readings remain much disputed on. The scientific community looks upon the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day legend, explaining its sightings as a mix of pranks and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous monsters and examples of cryptozoology.  It is also known affectionately as Nessie by its supporters.


The first sightings of this horrendous famous monster dates back to 1871, where this unusual water creature is supposed to have upturned a boat. The sightings of the Loch Ness monster continue to even the present times. Although with different descriptions, most of the eye witnesses claim Nessie to be 20-foot to 30-foot, an extremely large body with humps and a long neck.


One of the most famous images of Nessie is believed to be the "Surgeon's Photograph". As the only photographic proof of a “head and neck”, it was much debated on as all other photographs were either humps or disturbances. But the image was reported to be a hoax in 1994. Many supporters of the Loch ness monster have led expeditions in its search.

In 2003, the BBC funded a full search of the Loch Ness monster using powerful sonar beams and satellite tracking. But no creature of any large size was found. The scientists involved in the expedition admitted in proving that the Loch Ness monster was only a myth. Several explanations have been given over the years to account for sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. These can be misidentifying common animals and inanimate objects or effects.


Nevertheless, the Loch ness monster continues to scare and terrorize people in movies and other media like books and novel and TV series.