The Monster of Loch Ness Author:James Cornell Scholastic Book Services (c) 1977 — Publication date 1977 — Ever since the sixth century A.D., people have reported numerous sighting of strange, fantastic beast in the deep, dark lake in the Scottish Highlands. A giant worm? A dragon? A sea serpent?... A survivor from the age of dinosaurs? No one knew, but they called it the Loch Ness Monster. — O... more »nly in the last century have scientist tried to substantiate these outlandish tales. Their investigations have been in vain. No one today can say for sure that the stories are true or untrue - that the monster does or does not exist. The search for the elusive creature goes on.