In the year 565, the monk St. Colomba lived on Scottish lands. Born in Ireland, where he had founded several monasteries, Colomba had gone to Scotland, where he had done the same. The monk was known for the greatness of his counsels and the kindness of his heart.

One day when he was on a mission, St. Colomba was walking along the shores of Loch Ness. That Lock is immense, it takes three days to walk around it, and it is also the deepest in Scotland. More than 250 meters deep, who knows what strange creatures can hide from the too curious eyes?

As he walked with a good step, the abbot stopped. Not far from the shores of Loch Ness, a man was carried to the ground by his relatives. Wanting to bless him, Colomba inquired about the conditions of his death. The unfortunate man had been torn to pieces by a beast that had risen from the black waters of the Loch.

Unable to let this evil creature terrorize the peasants, Father Colomba set out to explore the Loch. For that, he needed a boat. Seeing a boat moored at the shore, he sat in it and began to row towards the center of Loch.

The stirrings provoked an involuntary effect: they had awakened the beast. Hearing the muffled cry it uttered, the abbot realized that the monster had entered into a bloodthirsty rage. Horrified, the witnesses watched helplessly as the shadow of the beast swelled to the surface and went towards the holy man.

Everything seemed lost when Colomba stared at the beast, calmly made a sign of the cross. Suddenly, the Loch Ness monster returned to the unfathomable depths, only to reappear on very rare occasions. This story is the first testimony of a monster in the Loch Ness. Others have succeeded one another over the years, legend or reality? Make your own judgement ….

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