The mystery of the Loch Ness monster has enthralled generations of people across the world, and countless investigators have spent millions of pounds and years of their lives in the quest to find it.
April 21, 1934: Marks the day of the first reported photo ever published of the Lochness Monster. This photo, otherwise known as The “surgeon’s photograph” is reportedly the first photo of the creature’s head and neck. It was supposedly taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist and it was published in the Daily Mail on 21 April 1934. Wilson’s refusal to have his name associated with it led to it being known as the “surgeon’s photograph”. According to Wilson, he was looking at the loch when he saw the monster, grabbed his camera and snapped four photos. Only two exposures came out clearly; the first reportedly shows a small head and back, and the second shows a similar head in a diving position. The first photo became well-known, and the second attracted little publicity because of its blurriness.
The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is an aquatic being which reputedly inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, and is often described as being large in size, with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a few disputed photographs and sonar readings.
As of April 17, 2017, there are reports that “Nessie” The Loch Ness Monster ‘missing’ after no sightings in 8 months
Craig McCaa, of Alaska’s Bureau of Land Management, captured on video something moving in the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska. Was it the American Loch Ness Monster!?
The creature commonly appears in Western media where it manifests in a variety of ways. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a being from folklore without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects.
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(Sources: Wikipedia & Mirror)