What Is The Loch Ness Monster ?

What Is The Loch Ness Monster ?

The Loch Ness monster is believed to be a cryptid, which is known to inhabit the Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. The speculation that is often heard is that the creature is a representation of the line of long surviving plesiosaurs. It is said to be similar to the other lake monsters found in Scotland and everywhere else, although its description differs from one story to another.

The interest and the belief in this animal got fluctuation when it was brought to the attention of the world in 1933. The evidence that can support its existence is anecdotal and has very few but, highly-disputed photographs and reading from SONAR. The scientific community considers Loch Ness monster to be a modern day myth and puts across the sightings as either hoaxes or wishful thinking. However, it still remains one of the most popular examples of cryptozoology. The monster is considered legendary, and is affectionately also called as Nessie since the 1950s.

The word “monster” was probably first applied to the creature on 2nd May 1933 by a water bailiff of Loch Ness and also a part time journalist, Alex Campbell, in his report to the Inverness Courier. On 4th August 1933, the Inverness Courier published a full article about the sighting of Loch Ness monster by a man from London, George Spicer. George Spicer claimed that while driving across from the Loch, along with his wife, he had come across this huge animal that looked like a monster, and he thought it is something closer to dragon or a pre-historic gigantic animal. The story eventually reached the National Press, which discussed about a “dragon”, “monster fish” or “sea serpent” and eventually the creature was named as “Loch Ness Monster”.

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What Is The Loch Ness Monster ?