02 May 2007

Hunting Nessie




From the comfort of home, you too can become part of history. Just a click of the mouse takes you to a webcam where you can keep watch for The Loch Ness Monster

The first recorded account account of Nessie is that of St. Columba in the 6th century. St. Columba, so the story goes, ordered one of his monks to swim across the loch and fetch a boat., Halfway across the monster appeared and rushed at the swimmer, roaring in a most frightening way! Columba cried out at the monster," Go no further, nor touch the man! Go back! ". The monster it is said, fled!




Saint Columba is the best known of the Iona Saints.
His feast day is June 9.
He is also known as Columcille - Dove of the Church



Sightings have been rare over the centuries, but of late Nessie has been more active, which has had a profound affect on local business! May 2, 1933 was the year when the first photograph was taken of the monster, or what could be the monster. This is your opportunity to repeat history on the 74th anniversary.



In 1951, Lachlan Stuart, a forestry worker who lived beside the loch, also managed to photograph the monster, if that is indeed what it was. He saw three humps in the water appear in line and ran back to his house to get his camera. After taking one photograph his camera shutter jammed, but his photograph got wide publicity as further proof of the existence of Nessie.



In the 21st century where there is an explanation for everything, it is nice to have mysteries such as the Loch Ness Monster to amaze us with possibilities.

If you don't have the time to sit for hours watching the waves on the loch, you can always pick up your own Nessie at the Scots Web Store

6 comments:

This Eclectic Life said...

I neeeeeed me one of those Ness monster carvings. But, I'm betting five cats wouldn't leave them alone. I loved the post! Interesting and informative. You don't disappoint!

Travis said...

I've heard that the first photo has been debunked as a hoax. But hoax or not, I always find Nessie to be a fascinating idea.

CB said...

Didn't you ask about this once upon a time ?

In addition to official records, Sparks also studies diaries and lists kept obsessively by tens of thousands of amateur naturalists. These note-takers charted everything from their first glimpse of a pond frog to the first bloom of the winter crocus.

"There were landowners, there were vicars," Sparks says. "In many cases there were spinsters and some of these people recorded for their whole lifetime."

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Steve said...

When i was a kid, i was fascinated with the Loch Ness Monster. I think we lose something when we stop believing in those kinds of things.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jamie....

of course ol' Nessie exists.....

Chef's parents have seen him..... numerous times....

one time he was dressed as a Girl Scout....

now who you gonna believe.... some stuffy scientist or Chef's parents....

Women on the Verge said...

Would you believe I've actually had this site saved in my favorites for quite a long time??

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