(ORDO NEWS) — When another report of a sighting of a mysterious creature on Loch Ness was registered, it turned out that the National Museum of Scotland already stores information about meetings with him in their collections called Monster Files.
Nessie’s third “sighting” in 2022 was recorded by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sighting Register this month, when local resident Glenn Blevins saw a large moving object while working at Alduri Castle.
Since the release of the latest report, the National Museum of Scotland has revealed that she has her own monster files, including a sketch of Nessie herself.
The files include everything from devil hounds to sea snakes and yetis. They also contain correspondence with her keepers about alleged monsters.
The museum’s blog says: “Our collections show how, over the years, these exciting observations, theories and ‘evidence’ demonstrate the impact of these cryptids on our collective consciousness.”
In 1975, Ian A.J. Lister of the Natural History Department of the Royal Scottish Museum was sent a sketch of a large creature believed to have come ashore near Drumnadrochit in 1936.
He wrote: “I was completely stunned when I first saw this sketch. My first reaction was that such a creature would explain many of the seemingly strange descriptions of the Loch Ness monster, as well as photographs such as the “three humps” taken by Lachlan Stewart in 1951.
This sketch was reportedly made by a Galloway man who described the monster as “fleshy and flabby” with a “lousy look” and sucking grass from rocks.
It did not seem strange to Mr. Lister that the witness had not come forward earlier.
“Some of those with whom I spoke and who saw the monster were very reluctant to talk about it, fearing ridicule,” he wrote.
This image was also seen by John Dennis, an American botanist, who thought it looked like a Walt Disney caricature, but he is also certain that it is genuine.
Sightings of the mysterious creature on Loch Ness have been reported since 565.
The Monster Files also include an exchange of letters from 1950 after a member of the public wrote to Dr. A.C. Stephen, Curator of Natural History, about a strange sighting at Loch Crainish.
The letter described a creature that looked like a sea serpent that had appeared on the surface.
Three people witnessed this phenomenon, including the artist, who drew several sketches that accompanied the letter.
The first report of a modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster appeared in the Inverness Courier newspaper in May 1933.
This was to spark one of the world’s most enduring mysteries that continues to this day.
According to the story, a well-known businessman living near Inverness and his wife, a university graduate, were driving along the northern shore of the lake near Abriahan Pier when they saw “a huge upheaval on the lake, which used to be just as calm.”
An unusual phenomenon occurred less than a mile from the coast.
The report says: “There the creature amused itself by rolling and diving for a full minute, its body resembling that of a whale, and the water cascading frothing and foaming like a boiling cauldron.
However, he soon disappeared in a boiling mass of foam. Both witnesses admitted that there was something supernatural in all this, as they realized that this was not an ordinary inhabitant of the deep, because, in addition to its huge size, the beast, making the last jump, sent out waves that were large enough to be caused passing steamer.”
The couple waited for almost half an hour in the hope that the monster would come to the surface again.
However, this was the last thing they saw, although many other sightings have been recorded over the past 89 years.
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