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The Loch Ness Monster is a mythical lake creature that is reported to live in the Highlands of Scotland, UK. There have been hundreds of ‘sightings’ of the monster since the 1930s, but hard evidence that proves the Monster’s existence is yet to be found. See the fact file below for more information on the Loch Ness Monster or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
• The Loch Ness Monster is also known by its nickname, ‘Nessie’.
• Loch Ness is a freshwater lake (or ‘loch’ in Scottish Gaelic) located in the Highlands of Scotland, near to Inverness.
• There have been reports of a lake monster existing in Scotland since 565 AD.
• The first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was by George Spicer in 1933, who described what he saw as a ‘dragon’.
• George Spicer stated that the Loch Ness Monster was 4 feet high, 25 feet long and had a long neck that looked like an elephant’s trunk.
• The first ever photograph of the Loch Ness Monster was taken on December 6th, 1933, by Hugh Gray and was published in the Daily Express newspaper.
• In 1934, the famous ‘Surgeon’s Photo’ was taken by Robert Kenneth Williams. This was the first photo to ever be taken of the Loch Ness Monster’s neck and head.
• The Surgeon’s Photo was published in the Daily Mail newspaper in April 1934.
• Surgeon’s Photo:
• The Surgeon’s Photo was later declared to be a hoax in around 1994.
• 1934 also saw an expedition to Loch Ness by Edward Mountain, who stationed 20 men around the Loch from 9am to 6pm every day, for 5 weeks. They never found any evidence of the Monster.
• In 1954, a fishing boat took sonar readings below the Loch’s waters and concluded that there was a large object following the boat under the water.
• Between the 1940s and the present day, many people have published photographs or videos of what they believe to be the real Loch Ness Monster. Most of these have been dismissed or have a scientific explanation.
• In 2003, the BBC TV network commissioned a show that did a thorough search of Loch Ness. They found nothing and concluded that the Monster was a myth.
• In 2014, it was reported that the Loch Ness Monster could be seen using Apple Maps.
• In 2015, Google Street View added a feature to their map of Loch Ness that allows users to explore both above and below the water’s surface.
• There are many explanations for the Loch Ness Monster. Some believe that people have misidentified other animals or objects; others think that it has always been a hoax.
• Some people even believed that the Loch Ness Monster was actually an elephant from a local circus.
Loch Ness Monster Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Loch Ness Monster Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about the Loch Ness Monster which is a mythical lake creature that is reported to live in the Highlands of Scotland, UK. There have been hundreds of ‘sightings’ of the monster since the 1930s, but hard evidence that proves the Monster’s existence is yet to be found.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Loch Ness Monster Facts
- Home of the Loch Ness Monster
- Loch Ness Monster Word Hunt
- Fact or Bluff
- Loch-Crossword Puzzle
- The Loch Ness Lake
- Who’s Who
- Loch Ness Timeline
- Taking a Hike
- Poem for Nessie
- My Reflection
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