The mystery of Loch Ness Monster

Timeline created by Ana Lopez Gomez
  • The first sighting

    The first sighting
    In 1868, it was announced in the Inverness Courier newspaper that a fish of strange morphology and large dimensions had been seen on Loch Ness.
  • They refer to Nessie as a monster

    They refer to Nessie as a monster
    In 1933, the Inverness Courier, referred to the creature for the first time as a "monster," announcing that a couple had seen it.
  • First alleged photograph of nessie

    First alleged photograph of nessie
    Began to be linked with a plesiosaur. In that same year the alleged first photograph of Nessie was published in the Daily Mail. At that time, its authorship was awarded to the surgeon R. K. Wilson and spread throughout the world as the conclusive proof of the existence of the Loch Ness monster. Six decades later his falsehood would be unmasked. The photo had been a montage of Marmaduke Wetherel
  • "Nessie did exist"

    "Nessie did exist"
    In 1972, an underwater photo of a search engine group led by Robert Rines was intended to make it clear that Nessie existed. The news enjoyed such credibility that, three years later, the naturalist Sir Peter Scott gave his own scientific name to Nessie, Nessiteras rhombopteryx, and included it in the British protected wildlife registry.
  • The Deepscan Operation

    The Deepscan Operation
    It was carried out in 1987 and the objective was to search the lake for "something big to move." It lasted three days and two dozen boats moved with sounding all over Loch Ness to finally find no sign of Nessie.
  • The BBC's attempt

    The BBC's attempt
    In 2003, the BBC had 600 sonar beams roam the lake with optimal precision, trying to prevent the creature from hiding behind any rock. In this case, they also found nothing extraordinary beyond a buoy hooked a few meters below the surface.
  • No more sightings of Nessie, apparently

    No more sightings of Nessie, apparently
    Until 2014, there would seem to be no trace of more sightings of Nessie. Until Andrew Dixon, with the help of Apple Maps, managed to discover the most legendary monster in history. At a first glance at Loch Ness, he saw nothing strange, but when he zoomed in he found a strange silhouette, which seemed to correspond to the figure of the famous creature. Finally, it was discovered that it belonged to the wake of a moving ship, specifically that of the Jacobite Spirit.
  • Alleged Nessie sighting

    Alleged Nessie sighting
    Two years later, a stir around this legend would be armed again, as Nessie appeared at the bottom of the lake. And Nessie was ... but the huge model they had used in the movie The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, which had sunk during filming.
  • The analysis of the waters of Loch Ness

    The analysis of the waters of Loch Ness
    Recently, in 2018, a team of scientists led by Neil Gemmell announced that they were going to study the waters of Loch Ness in order to study the species that live there and verify the existence of the legendary monster
  • A new scientific study

    A new scientific study
    A new scientific study reveals that the Loch Ness monster could be a giant eel. "We found a significant amount of eel DNA" in the waters of Loch Ness, Gemmel explained.