Nessie sightings go back 1500 years. She has
been seen by saints and common folk alike. And some people have pretended to
see her. The above photo, taken in
1934, by the eminent Harley Street physician Colonel Robert Wilson was
accepted as her most authentic proof until 1994 when Wilson's stepson, 90
year-old Christian Spurling, made a startling deathbed
confession: this is only the photo of an 18" model. But Richard
Smith says that Spurling's so-called confession was yet another hoax.
This NOVA site says the
story calling this photo a hoax, may itself be a hoax: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lochness/legend3.html
Here's a page with more
information on the photo:
Enough people have seen Nessie that no number of exposed hoaxes will
change people's belief that she exists. Most sightings of
the monster have been reported in the vicinity of Urquhart Castle.