Nessie (Loch Ness Monster)
The Loch Ness "monster" which the locals call "Nessie" is a study in legendary creatures.
Purported to be a plesiosaur-like creature which lives in the Loch Ness, a very long and extremely deep lake located in Scotland, Nessie has a long body with a very long tail and neck with grey markings on her torso.
She is reputed to look very much reminiscent of the Brontosaurus.
Many sightings of Nessie have been recorded, going back as long as we have recorded such events.
Of course the current resident would be a child of the current, which brings us to another question. Is there more than one?
Beginning in 1934 Dr RK Wilson, a physician from London supposedly photographed a creature with a long neck emerging from the murky waters of the lake.
Prior to the taking of the photos, Nessie, as the locals call her, was a legend, and a local myth.
Professionals examined the photo and curious, began to examine more than just that first photo
Explorations by submarines with sensing devices followed. Today, in the wake of the Loch Ness question a tourist industry exists that spends literally multi millions of dollars each year.
The tourism industry that surrounds Nessie includes submarine rides and a tourist center as well as web cam sites existing.
"The Smithsonian even has a WWW page on Nessie, where it advocates continued scientific investigation into the matter." If you are curious about the Loch Ness Monster, you can visit her Smithsonian Page on the web.