Today in History: “MONSTER OF LOCH NESS IS NOT LEGEND BUT A FACT.”

The ominous mysteriousness of a creature living in Scotland’s Loch Ness is nothing new to history. Earliest accounts of skepticism and wonder date back all the way to AD 500, where strange ‘creature-like’  illustrations were carved into standing stones around the body of water. May 2, 1933, however, marks the first modern day journalistic account (published and circulated in newsprint) of a real-life sighting of the aloof beast.

Copyright Kenneth Allen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

We celebrate you today, Nessie, for alluding scientists, world-class hunters, divers, and everyone but those who’s honesty already has a reason to be doubted. What have you been eating all these years? McDonald’s delivery? That sweet gourmet cafe that’s only accessible through the time portal at the bottom of the Loch? I don’t blame you for staying underwater. Avoiding the paparazzi is the perfect way to stay sane when you’re so infamous.

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