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5 Loch Ness Monster Facts for Kids

navajocodetalkersadmin on March 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm in Fun Facts for Kids

The most recent sighting of the Loch Ness Monster took place more than 80 years ago. This beast has been eliciting fear and speculation for many years. The description of this elusive beast might differ from one account to the next, but it is agreed that the Loch Ness Monster is incredibly large. Below are some facts about the Loch Ness Monster that you might have never heard of before.

1. Most Well-Known Cryptid

A cryptid is the term used to describe the existence of a creature that has been verified by the eye witness account of multiple witnesses. However, it is still a creature that has not been found to be recognized by establish science. This means that the eye witness accounts of the Loch Ness Monster can’t officially be verified. By all accounts, the Loch Ness Monster is the most famous cryptid in existence.

2. When Was the First Sighting?

The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster is believed to have occurred in 565 AD. It is said that followers of the missionary St. Columbia reported their sighting. The Loch Ness Monster is also referred to by many as Nessie.

3. Where Does the Loch Ness Monster Live?

The Loch ness Monster has always been spotted in the same location. It has been spotted near the Highlands of Scotland close to the Inverness. This is the second biggest lake in all of Scotland and it is more than 750 feet deep. The large depth of the lake is why many believe that the Loch Ness Monster resides in this location.

4. George Spicer’s Account

The most famous account of the Loch Ness Monster is probably that of George Spicer. It was in 1933that Spicer claimed to have seen a huge, long-necked beast that slowly moved in front of his car to cross the road. It was believed by Spicer that the creature was trying to get back to the Loch Ness. Not even a month after Spicer’s account of the Loch Ness Monster, a motorcyclist named Arthur Grant said that he also saw a creature matching Spicer’s description on the road. Grant said that he had to swerve his car to miss hitting it.

5. Loch Ness Photograph Hoax

The most famous picture of the Loch Ness Monster is actually a hoax. This photo was taken by Dr. Robert Wilson and is a black and white image, but it was proven to be a fake in 1975. It was originally said to be taken in 1933 not long after Spicer’s account.

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