75 years ago on May 2nd 1933, the modern legend of the Loch Ness monster was born when a sighting made the local news. There had been accounts of an aquatic beast living inScotland’s Loch Ness that dates back over 1,500 years.
Every year thousands of visitors come to Loch Ness to see if they can catch a glimpse of the most famous lake or loch dweller in the World. Some have even stayed on to live on the shores of Loch Ness to continue to search for her and any sighting of Nessie makes new around the world!
Nessie has been immortalised in film, television, advertising, postcards, cartoons and music.
In fact mention Scotland any where in the world and Loch Ness and the Loch Ness monster is sure to be one of the first things that people think about.
The Loch Ness Monster has entered international parlance for something that is elusive or unbelievable. Perhaps in a world where so many things appear black and white – Nessie fills a need to believe in something that may never be proved.
Debate will always go on about whether or not the Loch Ness Monster is real….but if she is, she couldn’t have picked a more beautiful place to live!
Happy Birthday Nessie!