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Loch Ness celebrates 80 years of Nessie

By T.K. Randall
April 14, 2013 · Comment icon 18 comments



Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Today is the 80th anniversary of the first modern sighting of Scotland's elusive Loch Ness Monster.
[!gad]It has been 80 years since hotel manageress Aldie Mackay first witnessed what she described to be a 'whale-like fish' on April 14th, 1933. Since then the Scottish lake has become home to one of the world's best known cryptozoological mysteries, bringing in thousands of tourists every year. To celebrate the occasion, a group of monster buffs will take a boat out on to the loch and raise a glass of whiskey in tribute to the first sighting.

Among those celebrating will be Adrian Shine, leader of the Loch Ness Research Project. "Even without Nessie, Loch Ness is a place of great beauty and remarkable intrigue, but the first modern sighting by Mrs Mackay was a key date in history, not only for Loch Ness, but for Scotland as a whole," he said.
One of the world’s greatest and most enduring mysteries will be celebrated on Sunday when a special boat trip marks the 80th anniversary of the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.


Source: STV.tv | Comments (18)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Sundew 10 years ago
Will they be celebrating with a Plesiosaur roast? Better than chicken: four drumsticks!
Comment icon #10 Posted by flbrnt 10 years ago
With all of the equipment that is available, if there was something so mysterious swimming around in Loch Ness, surely they would have found it by now. If it is possible to see the pyramids from space, a little old pleiosaur should be a piece o' cake to find, even in that deep, dark, murky lake. You would need an entire breeding population of Nessies. Very hard to keep hidden.
Comment icon #11 Posted by snowfan1 10 years ago
Happy Bd.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ashiene 10 years ago
80 years chasing an illusion is nothing. People have spent 10000 years believing the Earth was flat, or that it was the center of this Universe.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Myles 10 years ago
80 years chasing an illusion is nothing. People have spent 10000 years believing the Earth was flat, or that it was the center of this Universe. That's not really true you know?
Comment icon #14 Posted by BlueBomber 10 years ago
I so wanted Nessie to be real growing up, I thought it was such a cool and terrifying thing.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Rafterman 10 years ago
Is there a T-Shirt?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Slave2Fate 10 years ago
I find it rather odd that people still use this image, an admitted hoax, as a depiction of Nessie. Surely there are better contenders for an appropriate image?
Comment icon #17 Posted by BlueBomber 10 years ago
I find it rather odd that people still use this image, an admitted hoax, as a depiction of Nessie. Surely there are better contenders for an appropriate image? That's the Nessie image, until a real one comes along, it should still be used as such.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 10 years ago
sounds like fun wish i could be there.i hope these people do see the lock ness monster though:) in a good way of course they have fun and they get a show what else can one ask for a sighting and having fun right?


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