August 22, 565 — First sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, and by Columba, a hero of mine

Loch Ness

A Few Years Ago in Scotland

What a story!

August 22, 565: Celtic missionary and abbot Columba reportedly confronts the Loch Ness Monster and becomes the first recorded observer of the creature. “At the voice of the saint, the monster was terrified,” wrote his biographer, “and fled more quickly than if it had been pulled back with ropes.”

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