On this day: Loch Ness Monster Legend Began

Friday, 22nd August 2014 by

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster began on this day 1450 years ago, when Irish monk Columba banished a 'water beast' to the depths after it killed a man who had been swimming in the River Ness. (Although the reality is that this ancient history was only attached to the legend in modern times when 'sightings' of Nessie were reported in the 1930s.)

Loch Ness