Richard welcomes a researcher and author describe his search for the elusive Loch Ness monster. For centuries, people have claimed to have seen a strange creature swimming in the murky waters of Britain’s biggest body of water – Loch Ness. However, a small but sensational number of these witnesses have claimed to have seen the same creature lurking on the beaches, and on land surrounding the Loch. In ancient folklore, there were descriptions of supernatural “water horses” on land near the Loch. In the modern era, these type of reports of ‘Nessie’ began in 1933, he noted, when on a hot summer’s day in July, a witness said he saw what looked like a “prehistoric creature” crossing the road in front of him.
GUEST: Resident of Scotland Roland Watson has been a long-time researcher of the legends and evidence for the Loch Ness Monster. He is the author of Water Horses of the Loch Ness; and When Monsters Come Ashore: Stories of the Loch Ness Monster on Land.