The first mention of the Loch Ness monster creature is from the story of the life St. Columba in 565 AD. The saint rescued a man from the monster and banished it.
— bigfootin, (not so scholarly a site, I’m afraid.).
This is true… it was reported that way, but, we wonder, just what the man saw and how exactly he “banished” it. We also wonder whether it actually happened, of course… who knows if it did, but something like it did, I’d bet.
The critter isn’t one of my top concerns these days. There once was a time though.