Many times we have been in a dilemma whether to believe or not someone who tries to persuade us for something and very often by listening his arguments and by having enough evidence we finally manage to get out of the dilemma. Nevertheless sometimes we cannot be sure about an event because although there is enough evidence, our minds cannot be persuaded. An example to justify that is the existence of the Loch Ness monster, or as it is widely known “Nessie”.
Nessie’s story begins from the first century A.D, when Romans first went to Northern Scotland and found carved, standing stones (which are still found in the region around Loch Ness) that represented animals, which were all easily recognizable, except one. The exception was a strange beast with an elongated beak or muzzle and flippers instead of feet (see photograph 1) Described by some as a swimming elephant, this beast is the earliest evidence that Loch Ness is home to a mysterious animal.
The earliest written reference that verified the existence of a mysterious aquatic animal in Loch Ness is in the biography of Saint Columba, who in A.D. 565 on his way to visit the king of Picts (the people who lived at the coast of Loch then), stopped along the shore of Loch Ness to rest and saw a large beast ready to attack a man who was swimming in the lake. He immediately raised his hand, calling the name of God and commanded the beast to “go back with all his speed”. The beast obeyed and the swimmer...
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