Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster (also known as Nessie) is an aquatic creature which reputedly inhabits Loch Ness (a lake in Scotland). Nessie is one of the most famous cryptids in history. The earliest report of the monster was in A.D. 565 where Irish monk Saint Columbia was the first person to record having seen a monster in the loch. But modern interest in Nessie only really took off in the 1900s.
There have been many attempts to capture the monster on film. One of the most famous photographs taken by British gynaecologist Robert Kenneth Wilson, showing the monster's head and neck, was published in 1934. It was later revealed to be a fake. Nonetheless, the sightings still continued. In June 1993, a couple saw a 40-foot-long (12 m) creature with a giraffe-like neck in the waters of the loch.
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