Loch Ness

Scotland, 1999: While visiting Loch Ness in 1999 I did what surely everyone else does- some good old-fashioned monster spotting. Although I didn’t get the “money shot”of the legendary beast- just another conveniently out of focus picture- I did perhaps more remarkably, capture a British RAF Tornado fighter jet hurtling down the loch accidentally, whilst taking a photo through a window at historic Urquhart Castle.

The Loch Ness Monster is reputedly a large unknown animal that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was first brought to the world’s attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.

The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs.The scientific community regards “Nessie”as a modern-day myth, and concludes that sightings are either misidentification of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, or wishful thinking. Despite this, the Loch Ness Monster remains as arguably the most famous example of cryptozoology.

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