New Nessie Discovery in Archives
In the year 1933 a sighting took place that would forever change the public view of Loch Ness. Located just outside the city of Inverness, the deep and dark waters of the Loch Ness have remained shrouded in mystery after it became public knowledge that a monster had been seen in the Loch Ness. Ever since that moment, Nessie, as the Loch Ness Monster is often referred to, has sparked debate, monster hunts and legends that are still retold today. But an interesting exhibition has revealed the fact that the police believed there was truth to the story.
Thousands of visitors flock to Loch Ness each year to participate in Nessie Tours and scouting the lake in the hope of catching a glimpse of the famous Loch Ness Monster. So many sightings and photographic evidence has been disproved, and yet there are stories and personal accounts that cannot be dismissed. It is these tales and sightings that have kept the public in wonder and in awe of the vast waters of Loch Ness. But as the archives on display have revealed, the police had kept a file on the Loch Ness Monster and its existence was discussed by the Under Secretary of State. These documents are proof that even the police believed that there was indeed an unknown creature lurking in the waters of Scotland.
From the year 1936 to 1951, William Fraser served as the Invernessshire Chief Constable. During the 1930’s the reports of Nessie sightings became so frequent that he felt the obligation to investigate the matter further. Amongst the documents are letters and correspondence between Fraser and the Scottish Office trying to establish a course of action. Fraser believed that if this monster did indeed exist, which he began to believe due to all the reports received, he thought it best to protect the creature from monster hunters and extinction. Suggestions were made in regard to placing reliable observers next to the lake to confirm its existence, as well as efforts to try and capture the water dwelling creature. In conclusion, it was thought that the police force would not have the power to protect the Loch Ness Monster, and no action was taken in this matter. To date, no-one has been able to capture Nessie, alive or on film, to prove beyond doubt that she exists.