Starting the list off with a classic that everyone born in the UK is sure to know, the Loch Ness Monster is a Scottish legend originating back to 565 AD. There has never been any evidence to confirm the existence of the creature, but that hasn’t stopped a great many researchers and investigators from trying their luck! A particularly famous supposed photograph of the beast taken in 1934, known as the “surgeon’s photograph” has turned out to be a hoax concocted as a revenge plan on a newspaper.
The highly sought-after status of the Loch Ness, also known as “Nessie”, is rivalled only by the equally popular legend of Robin Hood, which shall be discussed in the next entry. To this day, talk of the legend has certainly died down, but rumours, recordings and photograph are still occasionally shared and receive fierce attention and scrutiny by a small community of Loch Ness enthusiasts committed to proving the existence of the legendary long-necked creature to this day.