Much like Bigfoot in America, there is a lot of conspiracy about the Loch Ness monster. The first sighting of Nessie was the year 565 when Saint Columba saved a swimmer from being attacked from the water beast. The story goes, that when Columba made the sign of the Cross and ordered the beast to “Go no further. Do not touch the man. Go back at once”, the beast backed away immediately. Columba and his men saw this as a miracle from God. In the years that followed, the Loch Ness Monster appeared in many other stories from all over the globe whereby people were reporting sightings of Nessie. The trouble in this lies in whether these stories are accountable or just made up fabrications as there has never been 100% proof to any of the stories.
The creature’s popularity reached an all-time peak in 1933 when a new road was constructed right along the banks of Loch Ness and many more sightings of the monster began to be reported. It was also in 1933 that the famous Surgeons Photo was released showing a serpentine head and neck taken by a London surgeon named Kenneth Wilson. For years, this photo was known as the best photo evidence ever taken of Nessie but on his deathbed, Wilson admitted that the photo was a hoax.