Loch Ness Monster Scotland
Loch Ness Monster
Loch Ness Monster Scotland
For your next interesting trip, we suggest you hire a campervan, pack some binoculars and make your way to Loch Ness to see if you can spot the elusive monster.
Fondly known as Nessie, you might think that the Loch Ness monster has only been spotted by wack-jobs thus far but there is some photographic evidence that might change your mind.
David Elder a fifty year-old amateur photographer is one of the latest to claim to have seen the mythical beast. He states “Out of the corner of my right eye I caught site of a black area of water about 15ft long which developed into a kind of bow wave. I’m convinced this was caused by a solid black object under the water.” This unexplained object may just have been the Loch Ness monster!
The legend has been going on since as early as 1933, when a part-time journalist spotted a strange going on at the famous loch. He reported his sighting in the local paper, which then developed into a full-blown news story a few weeks later.
This is because man from London also claimed to have seen “the nearest approach to a dragon or pre-historic animal” that he’d seen in his whole life. Further sightings ensued before the story finally reached the national press who described the ‘thing’ as a “monster fish”, “sea serpent”, or “dragon” and this is where the name Loch Ness Monster came from.
One of the funniest things that came out of these sightings is that the Secretary of State for Scotland ordered that the police not to attack the animal, after the first image of it was published in the newspaper.
Although, authors have been carrying out private investigation since news of Nessie came to light and claim that there were sightings as early as the sixth century, no solid proof of the existence of a Loch Ness monster actually exists. Scientists and boffins have no physical evidence that the creature exists and it is therefore known as a cyrptid, i.e. a plant or animal whose existence is only suggested and not proven.
What does it look like? Although accounts vary, the beast is commonly known to have a long neck and resemble a dinosaur. You may spot the sea creature’s head popping up out of the water.
Either way, Loch Ness, in the Scottish Highlands is certainly worth a trip, as a beautiful body of water surrounded by rolling hills.
There is a host of things to see and do in Inverness and the Highlands. This includes displays at the Inverness Floral Hall, great exhibits at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery or a trip to St Andrews Cathedral.
Blessed with good weather more often than not, Cornwall is a great place to get involved in some of the many outdoor persuits available. From stunning coastal walks to picturesque cycle trails and and golf courses, there are plenty of opportunities to get a tan without ever leaving England.
Drive through the Cornish country side stopping into some of the many quaint sea side towns for a pastie along the way. Driving through Cornwall will show you first hand what it is about this beautful place that has inspired generations of writers from DH Lawrence and Charles Causley to Sir John Betjeman and Daphne du Maurier.