The Loch Ness Monster is a cryptid — a creature whose existence has been suggested but is not recognized by scientific consensus. Nessie, is reputedly a large unknown animal. Many peoples called a Loch Ness a Nessie. Many scientists have tried to prove (or indeed quash) the existence of the monster.
In 2003, the BBC conducted the largest ever search for Nessie, using 600 sonar beams and satellite tracking to explore the loch – but the researchers found nothing.
In 2017, the story of the Loch Ness monster topped a poll of the UK’s greatest unexplained mysteries. Nobody has yet proved that the Loch Ness Monster is real – but that certainly hasn’t stopped people trying.
In 1933 the Loch Ness monster’s legend began to grow. At the time, a road adjacent to Loch Ness was finished, offering an unobstructed view of the lake. In April a couple saw an enormous animal—which they compared to a “dragon or prehistoric monster”—and after it crossed their car’s path, it disappeared into the water.