Loch Ness Monster


variants or Loch Ness monster
: a large, long-necked creature that has long been reported to exist in the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland
The Loch Ness Monster has baffled scientists for centuries, but a new group of experts are now hoping modern technology will reveal what really lives in the murky depths of the Scottish lake.Matthew Kirby
… gave up his job, house and girlfriend to launch an epic hunt for the Loch Ness Monster.Chris Morris
Seeking to end the 'stigma' of research on Scotland's Loch Ness, UK biologists last week announced a new project to explore the lake, which, as well as being the legendary home of 'Nessie', the Loch Ness monster, is the UK's largest body of fresh water.Nature

Examples of Loch Ness Monster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yeti, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster are only the beginning; a small but committed community of cryptid hunters is dedicated to proving the existence of doubted beasts like the Mongolian Death Worm, the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and the Skunk Ape. Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 18 Jan. 2024 The Unique History and Origins of Mythical Dragons Is the Loch Ness Monster a Dinosaur? Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit The No. 1 spot — Loch Ness — is a village in Scotland known for being connected to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 18 Oct. 2023 No proof of the Loch Ness Monster's existence has ever been found and it's widely considered a myth. USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 More From Popular Mechanics Related Story The Scientific Search for the Loch Ness Monster An August 2023 hunt for Nessie certainly isn’t the first foray into the depths—maximum depths: 754 feet—of the Scottish water. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 29 Aug. 2023 His Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register has recorded more than 1,000 sightings and is used to share footage and precise locations of where Nessie has allegedly been seen in recent decades. Jennifer Hassanand Adela Suliman The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 27 Aug. 2023 Existence of a Loch Ness Monster 'Plausible' After Plesiosaur Fossils Identified in the Sahara Desert Alan McKenna, a Loch Ness exploration expert, will instruct participants on what to look out for and how to record potential findings. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 Since then, Nessie has been sighted 1,148 times, according to the official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register. George Petras, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023

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First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Loch Ness Monster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Loch%20Ness%20Monster. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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