The first recorded contact with the Loch Ness Monster came in the 6th century when the Irish Saint, St. Columbia, ordered one of his hapless monks to swim across the loch and in the middle came eyeball to eyeball with the beast. From the shore St. Columbia screamed, “Go no further. Go Back!” And to everyone’s surprise, Nessie obeyed.
The first photograph, and the most famous, of the beast occurred in 1933 which shows the long neck and head emerging from the water, causing a stir in London in the Daily Mail.
In 1951, Lachian Stuart, a lumberman managed to photograph three humps in the water before his camera shutter jammed. Still, it caused further proof that something is lurking beneath the surface. Even recently there have been sightings, and certainly no shortage of wanderers and trekkers I met along the way out for a “Nessie sighting stroll,” bounding with earnest enthusiasm with their cameras loaded and tripods at the ready.