Supernatural or Scientific? A Quiz Deck on Mysterious Phenomena, Urban Legends, and Paranormal Events
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When was the Loch Ness monster first sighted? a. 1900s b. 1700s c. 1400s d. 600s
Answer d. The earliest recorded "sighting" of a large beast living in the chilly waters of Scotland’s Loch Ness dates from the 600s, although a rash of reports and sightings in 1933—followed by the publication of an iconic photograph—brought the allegedly fast-moving dragonlike creature to the world’s attention. Since then, reports of sightings (many later determined to be hoaxes) have been numerous, and several serious scientific searches to determine whether some sort of beast actually does live in the loch have been inconclusive, perpetuating the legend of Nessie and spawning a lucrative tourist industry in the area. Whether real or imagined, the Loch Ness monster has become synonymous with the lake itself and is familiar to countless people around the globe.