Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 22nd, 2007
Art by Bill Rebsamen, reproduced with his permission.
On this day, August 22, in AD 565, St. Columba came across a group of Picts who were burying a man killed by a monster that today is linked to the Loch Ness Monster. St. Columba supposedly brought the man back to life. In another version, he is said to have saved the man while the man was being attacked, driving away the monster with the sign of the cross.
Most histories of Nessie point to this event as the first known reference to the Loch Ness Monster.