Searching for The Loch Ness Monster
We spent an afternoon along Loch Ness - looking for Nessie - the infamous Loch Ness monster. We saw lots of photographs but, alas, we did not spot Nessie.
The Loch Ness Monster
All right - I will have to admit. I was not a believer in the Loch Ness monster. I mean, can this creature really exist? A few years ago, we spent an afternoon along Loch Ness. There is a visitor's center along the lake with lots of photographs of this so-called monster. Documents are available written by both local folk and visitors detailing their sighting of the Loch Ness monster - both in the lake and along the road next to the lake. I have to admit - I was curious. I carefully looked at the photos and read the papers. The writers seemed (to me, anyway) to be sane, sensible people. Most of the people who saw Nessie seemed surprised and shocked at the monster. I mean, there you are traveling along the road at night and you come across - what? - you're not sure. But you will always remember it!
Alex Campbell, in 1933, wrote an article about Nessie in the Inverness Courier. That article brought attention world-wide to Loch Ness and Nessie. Sightings of Nessie go back to the 6th century by monks in the area.
While at the visitor's center, I watched a video of the so-called Loch Ness monster. The video was shot in May of 2007 by a lab technician. The lab technician estimated the monster to be forty-five feet in length. It was black and moving at a very fast pace.
I was enthralled!
Does Nessie exist? Well, I am not sure. But if she does exist, I hope she lives safely in the loch for a very long time. If you are in Scotland, I would recommend stopping by Loch Ness to see for yourself. Say Hello to Nessie for me! Happy traveling!