The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, a mythical creature who is said to live in Loch Ness, a lake located in Scotland. Sightings of the monster can be dated back to 1,500 years ago.
The earliest recorded sighting of Nessie is from 565 A.D, and comes from Saint Columba. He was on his way to visit a king when he stopped in Loch Ness to confront a beast that had been killing people in the lake. He told the beast to “go back with all speed". The creature never harmed anyone again.
A man named Marmaduke Wetherell claimed to find giant footprints on the shore. He made casts and sent them off to the Natural History Museum in London. The found that the footprints were from the stuffed foot of a hippopotamus, and not from Nessie.
The most famous sighting occurred in 1934. A London surgeon named R.K Wilson managed to get a photo that looked like a head and neck rising above the surface of the water, but it has been proven that the photo was fake.
Some people believe that the Loch Ness Monster is a living dinosaur, or maybe a sea serpent that swam into the lake a long time ago.
There is still not really any solid proof that the Loch Ness Monster is real, but sightings are still being reported and some people are still hopeful.