The Loch Ness Monster–kindly referred to Nessie by believers and skeptics alike–has been stirring conversations since the sixth century. The cryptid–a.k.a a creature that has been suggested, but not officially discovered by the scientific community–is only rivaled in notoriety by the very famous Bigfoot.
Regardless of whether you believe in the Loch Ness Monster or not, this story is a legendary feat of public relations.
The Loch Ness Monster is thought to be a surviving plesiosaur living in the Scottish Highland’s Loch Ness.
As mentioned above, sightings have been recorded since the sixth century. The legend, however, launched into the modern eye in 1933 when a man named George Spicer and his wife saw “a most extraordinary form of animal cross the road in front of their car.” It continued when a motorcyclist claimed a similar account.
Soon after, photos began to circulate in 1934. Perhaps the most famous “snapshot” of Nessie is the “Surgeon’s Photograph.”