2020 has been one bizarre year so far and we’re only at the half-way point. Honestly, I don’t think any of us would be fazed if the Loch Ness Monster decided to crash the party. So, if looking for Nessie to make an appearance in 2020 is your thing, then look no further than Nessie On The Net. It’s a website dedicated to the research and observation of the famous Loch Ness Monster. The 24-hour livestream means that you can have an eye on the lake at all times from anywhere in the world.
The livestream is broadcast from a hilltop location up in the Scottish Highlands. Besides a stunning view of the land, you also get a pretty good view of Loch Ness in the background. Given that the waters are pretty calm, it’s hard to imagine that a giant Nessie breaching the surface would be hard to miss.
The legend of Nessie goes all the way back to the 6th century when the first sighting was recorded. It was said that Saint Columba rescued a man from a creature in the water that then returned to the depths of the lake after the incident. Since then, there have on-and-off-again rumored sightings. However, the Loch Ness Monster gained a bit more notoriety after a story broke in 1933 when the Iverness Courier ran a story about two locals who spotted “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.”
The following year, there came even more attention and speculation after the London Daily Mail released a photo that showed a long-necked creature breaking the water’s surface. The grainy picture was caught by physician R. Kenneth Wilson. As a result, the picture has often been referred to as “the surgeon’s photograph.” Of course, this was the most famous of Nessie “evidence” that there was, however, it got proven as a fake back in the 1990s. Still, fake or not, there are loads of people who still believe in the existence of some kind of mysterious creature lurking beneath the surface of Loch Ness. The theories about what Nessie could be have ranged from being a giant sturgeon to a large eel to the monster even being an elephant.
So, what do you think Nessie could be? Have you ever seen something fishy around Loch Ness? Let us know!
Anastasia is an American writer and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland. Her Twitter is @AnastasiaArell5.