Thursday, May 22, 2008

Did You See It?

We affectionately call her Nessie, and today is an anniversary. I read that it was this day in 1933 that the Loch Ness Monster was first sighted, but then I could not find corroborating documentation.

That fits into the legend, doesn't it? So many people have seen Nessie, but no one has been able to corroborate their claim with documentation. There are pictures, of course, and even videos, but some have been proven to be fakes and others have been suspected to be fake.

It has been recorded, time and time again, that people have seen the creature -- or something that could be the creature -- and they are absolutely convinced they saw the Loch Ness Monster. The Ultimate Loch Ness Monster sight begins with the Legend of Nessie and offers links to many pages giving details of the loch and its infamous resident. Read her diary to learn the first sighting was in 565 AD when St. Columba recorded the first sighting of what was surely an ancestor. Then look at the Evidence on the same sight that lists the first sighting in 1871. Maybe St. Columba was just part of the legend, too.

Here, at the UnMuseum, is a group of "sightings" stories, listing the first "modern" sighting in 1933, but in April, not May. It even includes pictures and videos. Scroll down about half way to see a fun ,short video. Look further to read possible explanations, theories and hoaxes. Further, it says, though there is no proof she exists, there is also no proof she doesn't exist.

What do you think? Did you see her?

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1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

This does live on, be it real or imagined or something in between; lives on, that's all that matters.