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The Loch Ness Monster

Loch ness monster

The earliest report of a strange water monster appears in an ancient text from the sixth century AD. This describes an encounter by the Irish monk Saint Columba who was staying in the near the mouth of the River Ness. Columba, upon hearing of a monster, thoughtfully sent one of his companions to test out the river. On seeing the monster, Columba made the sign of the cross and banished the creature to Loch Ness. The Inverness Courier carried a report of a monster sighted in Loch Ness in August 1933 by a water bailiff. Since this time, numerous sightings have been reported with the first purported photographs of the monster, taken by Hugh Gray in 1933 and by Surgeon,Robert Kenneth Wilson in1934. The mystery of Nessie has continued for decades and will continue to draw tourists to the shores of Loch Ness for years to come.

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