Facts about Loch Ness
- Loch Ness is the second largest lake in Scotland
- 37 km long and 1.6 km wide, and in average 183 meters in depth. At its deepest part it is 226 meters deep. - It`s the largest lake in Scotland by volume
- It is located in an area called “the great glen”
- The lake is about 10 000 years old, and it dates from the latest Ice age - During the latest ice age the great glen was occupied by a huge glaciar - It is because of this glaciar the valley and the lake has became so deep - A round the lake can you see many features resulting from the ice age such as melt water channels and so on… - The lake is not so ordinary by itself; the thing that has made it so special and famous is its own monster…
The Loch Ness Monster
- The loch ness monster is a mysterious and unidentified animal or group of creatures said to inhabit the lake Loch Ness - Is sometimes called Nessie or Ness
- Nessie is usually categorized as a type of lake monster
Recent and principal sightings
- Sightings of this monster occurred in 1933.
- The newspaper Inverness Courier carried a story of Mr. and Mrs. John Mackay, who reportedly saw “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface”. - The report of the monster became a media sensation with London Papers sending reporters to Scotland, and a circus even offering a revard of L20,000 for capture of the monster. - It was at this point that the belief in a monster-inhabited Loch Ness Lake first began to take form. - In 1934 a photograph taken by surgeon R.K Wilson seemed to show a large creature with a long neck and head lifted above the water. - But as late as in 1994 Christian Spurling claimed to have faked the photo after being hired by the Daily Mail to track down Nessie. (The photo had by that time been printed worldwide as “absolute evidence”) - Spurling also stated that Dr. Wilson did not take the photo, and his name was only used to give an added air of credibility. - The most recent...
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