Although it may seem unbelievable, Loch Ness is visited by thousands of people every year looking for traces of ‘Nessie’, the legendary monster said to inhabit the deep waters of this area of Scotland.
The Loch Ness Monster is probably almost as popular as Bigfoot or the Yeti. Currently, there are people who believe that these three animals exist and devote their lives to finding them.
The Loch Ness Monster
The modern day legend of Nessie was born in 1933 when Drumnadrochit Hotel manager Aldie Mackay He said he saw an aquatic animal in the lake.
Since then, reports of sightings have skyrocketed. Many citizens said it looked like a reptile, others like a great eagle, someone even reported at the time that it was an elephant that had escaped from a circus.
The truth is Ness is the largest freshwater lake in the UK and also the deepest. Therefore, believing in the existence of a prehistoric animal in this place was not entirely unreasonable.
in search of the monster
Even today, there are people who believe 100% that the Loch Ness Monster exists, and sometimes hundreds of people gather with one goal: to find it.
For example, around 200 people gathered at Loch Ness on August 26th. Many stayed alert for hours, looking out at the water to see if they found any signs of Nessie.
Others boarded boats and tried using hydrophone systems to record underwater sounds that could be linked to the Loch Ness Monster. One of the boats said it reached its destination.
According to the Loch Ness Exploration volunteer research group, the crew of a boat caught four unidentified “gloops”. A kind of characteristic “grunt” that could belong to some kind of giant animal.
However, they forgot to turn on the recorder and were unable to capture the audio that would prove once and for all the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. Yet they claim they heard it.
“We were all a little excited and ran to make sure the recorder was on and not plugged in,” admitted Alan McKenna, one of the researchers, sheepishly.
So far, there is no evidence of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. In 1934, a photograph was published of an animal in the lake with its head and part of its neck at the surface.
For 60 years this photo was believed to be real, but it turned out to be a montage of plasticine and a mechanical submarine.