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  1. 1. Loch ness monster By: Talmage P.
  2. 2. About the loch ness monster• The mystery behind the Lochness Monster is that nobody knows what it is.• People have claimed to have seen the Lochness Monster.• There have been pictures taken of the Lochness Monster.
  3. 3. History of the loch ness monster• Most people think the Loch Ness monster first appeared in the 1930s. It is certainly from this time that Nessie became famous. But sightings of something unusual in the loch date back much further than this. It is said that the residents around the loch used to tell their children stories of the kelpie to keep them away from the dark dangerous waters of the loch. The story was of a fearsome beast who lived in the loch and when hungry would leave its watery home and transform itself into a beautiful horse which would wait for some unlucky traveler to climb on its back. Then it would gallop straight into the loch and feed on its victim. I can see how this would discourage children from playing near the loch but it never stopped the locals from fishing the loch for salmon.
  4. 4. Continued• The first recorded sighting of the creature dates back to 565 by Saint Columba. The Saint was an Irish priest who was touring the Highlands teaching Christianity to the Pits. One day while traveling along the side of the loch, he came upon a group of locals burying one of their friends who had swum out into the loch to retrieve a boat. It had come loose from its moorings and been savaged by a great beast. Columba asked one of his followers to swim out and retrieve the boat and when he did the beast rose from the loch with a mighty roar and went to attack the man. At this point St Columba held up his cross and shouted "Stop go thou no further nor touch the man ". Upon hearing this the beast returned to the depths of the loch seemingly never to roar again.
  5. 5. Continued• Next we jump to around 1650. At this time the English army were trying to gain more control over the Highland clans and to help with this a large ship was built at Inverness then moved to the loch using rollers. The idea of the ship was to transport supplies and men around the loch to quell any trouble before it became serious. On board the ship was a writer called Richard Franck who was part of Oliver Cromwells (Lord Protector of England) army. He wrote about the famous Loch Ness well known for its floating islands. Franck explained the floating islands as mats of vegetation moving around the loch but because of the peat content in the water very little vegetation grows near its shores as the sunlight can only penetrate a few feet below the surface. Other reports of strange things seen in the loch can be found from the 18th and 19th centuries but it was 1933 which heralded the start of the Loch Ness monster as we know it. In April 1933 Mr&Mrs Mackay were driving down the loch side from Inverness to their home in Drumnadrochit when Mrs. Mackay saw a disturbance in the loch which she at first thought was ducks fighting but as she watched she saw a large beast in the middle of the loch rolling and plunging in the water causing a great disturbance. The sighting was reported to Alex Campbell, a local game keeper and a reporter for the Inverness Courier (Campbell claims to have seen the monster on no less than 18 occasions). The story appeared in the paperon 2nd of May 1933 and the Loch Ness monster as we know it today was born.
  6. 6. Loch ness monster pictures • This picture is one of the most famous pictures. • But this picture is not real.
  7. 7. Video• ://www.history.com/videos/loch-ness- monster#loch-ness-monster
  8. 8. Resources• http://www.nessie.co.uk/htm/about_loch_ness/ cavern.html for the story.
  9. 9. Conclusion• The loch ness monster is not real.• It is not real because it could have been a boat with a plastic monster, could be a animal in the water. And how could the animal live over millions of years I do not believe it because there is only one loch ness monster.