What is the Loch Ness monster? If it exists, it is probably not one animal, but a bunch of animals of the same species (Plesiosaur). This idea is supported by sightings of multiple "monsters" at the same time, and by simple ecology. If Nessie is an animal, it had to have a mother, and at one point there had to have been a viable breeding population of the species. Only a few people think Nessie is a single animal, such as a sea serpent that somehow became trapped in Loch Ness. The typical Nessie does roughly resemble the average sea serpent, but it lives in the biggest freshwater lake in Scotland instead of the ocean.Witnesses tend to describe an animal with sleek, rubbery blackish-gray skin, about twenty feet long. Nessie usually has the serpentine body that is typical for sea serpents and lake monsters, furnished with humps along its length, and one or more sets of paddles (or sometimes, stumpy legs). Nessie's head is often described as roughly horse-shaped, it may have a straggly mane running down its neck, and some witnesses report small horns, especially those who see the Loch Ness monster from close up. Sometimes, witnesses report a smaller, rounded, turtle-like head. This head is the one that seems to appear in most of the famous Nessie photos.
The idea of horns may sound ridiculous, but they would make sense if the Loch Ness monster is actually a zeuglodon, a weird primitive whale, because the zeuglodons were only a few steps removed from the mesonychids, ungulate predators, and ungulates often have horns.
The first serious wave of Nessie sightings came in the 1930s and they have continued ever since. Before the wave of sightings that started today's fad, there were older legends of water dragons and kelpies in Loch Ness
(a kelpie is a magical aquatic horse that is often thought to be a shapeshifter). However, these older legends were much more variable in how they described the appearance of Nessie, so most researchers do not rely on them much, simply noting that they exist as being a reason to suppose that the Loch Ness Monster is much more than a recent fad. The Loch Ness Monster also has been recently sighted near the famous loch ness in which it was spawned as of 2014 Janurary 14th.
Nessie is one of the most well known cryptids thus the creature has been featured in many movies, TV shows, and even games.
- In 2001, Dimension Films released a movie titled Beneath Loch Ness in which a scientific expedition team investigates a string of attacks that plague Scotland's infamous lake.
-In 2004, Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster was released which Scooby and the gang go to Scotland to attend a festival but end up solving the mystery of The Loch Ness Monster after the creature begins to attack the festival.
-In 2008, Insight Films made a movie known as Beyond Loch Ness or Loch Ness Terror , about a cryptozoologist whom as a kid witnessed his father being eaten by the infamous Nessie at Loch Ness many years ago, and tracks the legendary beast to Lake Michigan where her and her offspring cause mayhem.
- In the popular BBC series Primeval, Nessie is mentioned a few times about the possibility of it actually existing and even one of the characters makes a profile about the creature