The Loch Ness Monster
1. Underwater photograph showing the body, neck and fin
2. Underwater photograph showing head
3. A artist's impression of "Nessie"
4. Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
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The Loch Ness Monster is said to live in Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal has varied since it was brought to the world's attention in 1933.
The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology (search for animals whose existence has not been proven).
The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie since the 1950s.
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Here is a postcard of the castle ...
Loch Ness E. Castle - Urquhart
Real Photo postcard
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Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness in Scotland. Though extensively ruined, it was in its day one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland. It is also near this castle that the majority of Nessie (Loch Ness Monster) sightings occur.