After school, I went out and played with Pauline. In the evening Mrs. Raifert came over.
May 2, 1933: Loch Ness Monster Sighted
(Shapes of the purported sightings of the Loch Ness monster)
Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland's Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the
modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on May 2, 1933.
The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen "an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface." The story of the "monster" (a moniker chosen by
the Courier editor) became a media phenomenon, with London newspapers sending correspondents to Scotland and a circus offering a 20,000 pound sterling reward for capture of the beast.