In Northern Scotland there is a narrow lake called Loch Ness. The lake is about 2 km wide, the deepest part is about 230 meters, and it is about 39 km long. This is the home of the Loch Ness monster. It is probably the most famous water creature in the world.
Loch ness is the home of the legendary Nessie, or the Loch Ness monster. There have been numerous stories of Nessie with the first being written in 565 A. D. That story tells of a swimmer being saved from a hungry lake monster by Saint Columba. After that stories surfaced from time to time.
In the early 1930s three men were out on a boat when and all of a sudden a large wave rocked the boat violently. One of the men looked up and thought a huge rock was coming toward them. When it was about 15 yards away it turned in a large half circle.
A new road was built along the edge of the lake and the number of sightings increased like wildfire.
Owners of an Inn reported to Alex Campbel, the man in charge of salmon fishing in the Loch, that they had observed an enormous animal rolling and plunging in the Loch. After that Campbel spent several hours on the lake observing the monster himself.
Nessie is described as having a long, tapering neck about 6 feet long with a small serpentine head, a huge hump behind, and measuring about 30 feet long.