Loch Ness Monster sighted

Loch Ness Monster sighted

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on May 2, 1933. Several London newspapers sent correspondents to Scotland, and a circus offered a £20,000 reward for capture of the beast. A famous 1934 photograph showed a dinosaur-like creature with a long neck emerging out of the murky waters, leading some to speculate that “Nessie” was a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs. Since then, a succession of investigators have employed devices from sonar to underwater video trying to find definitive proof of the Loch Ness Monster’s existence. Revelations in 1994 that the famous 1934 photo was a hoax hardly dampened the enthusiasm of tourists to Loch Ness.