Loch Ness by Jean FlitcroftVanessa’s dreams are haunted by cryptids and she longs to complete her mother’s search for Nessie, the most famous one of them all. Can she finally solve the mystery of Loch Ness? She gets her chance on a surprise trip to Scotland, but no one could have foreseen the consequences. Set against the eerie stillness of the loch, The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness is a magical story filled with suspense and adventure.
Loch Ness Sightings - The Truth Behind
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There have been sightings, photos, videos, hair-raising tales and hoaxes, but the hunt continues for conclusive proof that Nessie is really lurking in the depths of Loch Ness. BBC History Revealed investigates Our fascination with the Loch Ness Monster goes back to , when Mr and Mrs Spicer made the wild claim that a beast crossed the road right in front of their car, making its way to the Scottish lake. For over 80 years — as sightings proliferated — Nessie became a world-famous cryptid, or creature whose existence has not been proven. In , she topped a survey of the most famous Scots. St Columba, a Christian monk, describes a beast in the water. This should be taken with a pinch of salt however — many writings of the Middle Ages are peppered with monsters.
Speculation about the Loch Ness Monster began in when John Mackay and his wife spotted a creature in the middle of the loch as the drove past. On April 14, , a couple spotted something unusual as they drove past Loch Ness - sparking 80 years of speculation and mystery. John Mackay and his wife saw "something resembling a whale" as they passed the freshwater loch on a nearby road. Many sightings of Nessie have since been reported but there is lack of evidence to prove she really exists. Scientists consider the Loch Ness Monster a myth and the sightings purely hoaxes and wishful thinking.
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Loch Ness is the Largest Lake by Volume in the UK
It is often described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature have varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a few disputed photographs and sonar readings. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes , wishful thinking , and the misidentification of mundane objects. The creature has been affectionately called Nessie [b] Scottish Gaelic : Niseag  since the s.
Many believe that Nessie is a plesiosaurus, a type of dinosaur which is believed to have been common about million years ago. The first organized search for Nessie was in Files from the Natural History Museum suggest Prince Philip was so interested in the Loch Ness Monster, he proposed the Royal Navy be enlisted to help him search for the elusive creature. Part of a triathlon included a swim through Loch Ness. In , a pair of bottlenose dolphins were outfitted with vests holding lights and small cameras in order to help search for Nessie. The plan was called off after one of the dolphins died on a stopover at Hull Aquarium.
Here, we have put together some interesting facts about Loch Ness that you may not have heard of…. Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined. Making it the most voluminous lake in the UK. And on very cold days you can see steam rising from the surface of the loch, as it is warmer than the surrounding air! The waters of Loch Ness are very dark due to the peat washed from the hills into the loch.