Is Nessie Out There? Keep Your Eye on This Loch Ness Livestream to Find Out
Thanks to Nessie On the Net, a website devoted to researching—and spotting—the Loch Ness Monster, you can now keep one eye on the lake from anywhere at any time.
The 24-hour livestream is broadcast from a hilltop property in the Scottish Highlands that offers an idyllic view of a sheep’s pasture (featuring a couple sheep themselves, if you’re lucky) with Loch Ness beyond it. Given the placidity of the water, it wouldn’t be hard to notice a massive sea creature breaking through the surface.
The first sighting of Nessie dates back to the 6th century, when Saint Columba is said to have saved a man from an aquatic beast by commanding that it return to the depths of Loch Ness. The legend of such a monster continued to crop up intermittently throughout the following centuries, gaining fame in 1933 after the Inverness Courier reported two locals had seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.”
The next year, the London Daily Mail published a grainy photograph of a long-necked creature taken by physician R. Kenneth Wilson—causing people to nickname the evidence “the surgeon’s photograph”—which greatly expanded Nessie’s notoriety. The photo was proven fake in the 1990s, but that hasn’t stopped people from believing in the existence of some type of animal in the lake. Theorists have suggested that Nessie is actually a sturgeon, a giant eel, or even an elephant.
Even if you don’t catch a glimpse of a mysterious beast, the livestream makes for a nice, calming addition to your computer screen—here are seven other livestreams worth checking out, too.
[h/t Nessie On the Net]