On this day, the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, published for the first time the photograph that would remain the most notable view of the Loch Ness monster. This famous photograph is called “Surgeon’s Photograph”, because the real author did not want to reveal his identity. It was later discovered that the photo was taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a local gynecologist.
Certainly, this is one of the most analyzed photographs in history. There are a number of theories, some of which prove that the photo is authentic, while others claim that the whole thing is a hoax. Some argue that the figure is actually a toy submarine bought in Woolworths department store and converted to imitate Nessie. Others reject such claims and, by referring to some elements on the photo, claim that Nessie is a real being. It is interesting that the above gynecologist made five photos on that occasion, but three failed, and the fourth was too vague and rarely published.