A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about nine miles east of Inverness, it looks just large enough for Nessie to hide in. Or more plausibly, it’s yet another attempt by the locals to keep the myth alive—and the tourists flocking to the lake.
A man who once rented boats on Loch Ness has come forward, claiming that "flesh and black skin an inch thick" was found clinging to one of his vessels after a tragic collision with an unknown object. Alas, there's no proof, since the incident happened nearly 40 years ago.
Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud's a fraud ... as the 10 cases below will attest.
What's the Loch Ness Monster been up to lately? Being mistaken for "fallen trees and branches from a woodland," apparently. Hang in there, Nessie. You've fooled 'em this long — don't give up the game yet!
In 1971, Cutty Sark offered an award of one million pounds ($2.4 million) to anyone who could capture the Loch Ness Monster. But, the whiskey manufacturer began to get cold feet, so it asked Lloyds of London to underwrite the contest. The insurance company agreed, with the condition that it would get to keep Nessie.
While Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and the Mothman might get most of the attention on land, there are plenty of cryptozoological myths surrounding the US's lakes, rivers, and swamps as well. Atlas Obscura has mapped out the Loch Ness-type monsters, webbed hominids, and giant killer sea creatures that, according to…
A cryptozoologist revisits the site where the famous Loch Ness photos and movies were taken . . . and discovers more mysteries. This is a fun tale of skeptical monster hunting.
Everybody remembers the abysmal 1998 American Godzilla film, but much fewer people remember the tie-in Godzilla cartoon — or that it was actually kinda good. Sure, it was goofy, and Godzilla looked like his CG movie counterpart, but at least it had monster fights. Still, even a giant monster fight couldn’t save the…
Finding complete fossils of dinosaurs and amphibians is a difficult task, with museums and universities spending millions of dollars to reconstruct and acquire these ancient specimens.
Craving a snap of Scotland's most evasive cryptid? Why not do it in style.
George Edwards has spent 60 hours a week for 26 years of his life, scanning the waters near Urquhart Castle in hopes of catching the Loch Ness Monster. But none of that time has been in vain — for he believes that this is his best photo of Nessie yet.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is none too pleased that Nessie has camped-out at the Chippewa River in Eau Claire. Much like its inspiration at Loch Ness, sculpture Nessie isn't supposed to be in the body of water it's occupying. Unlike Scotland's monster, no one has any trouble spotting sculpture…
The Loch Ness monster might have celebrity status, but England has its own lake monster that's a real up-and-comer. Denizens of Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria's Lake District claim they've spotted the beast, whom they've dubbed "Bownessie."
What is the Loch Ness Monster? No one knows, but that hasn't stopped legions of armchair cryptozoologists from formulating one theory after another on the subject of the world's most famous lake creature.
When we think of cryptozoology, we usually think of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster, creatures that are - let's face it - probably legendary. But some cryptids are real: just ask the platypus, okapi, and giant squid.