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Laura Thorn: "They do exist! I knew it!… Do dragons exist, too? And yetis and trolls? Oh! What about the Loch Ness Monster? So I was right all along… My life's work, vindicated! I have uncovered the unknown! Wait, can you lot do magic?!"
Mathilda Grimblehawk: "Why, yes, we can. Allow my colleague here to demonstrate…"
Mathilda Grimblehawk and her partner, immediately before Obliviating Muggle Laura Thorn.[src]

The Loch Ness Monster, as it is popularly known, is the world's largest Kelpie. Its favourite shape is that of a Sea serpent. Wizard observers from the International Confederation of Wizards discovered it was a Kelpie when they observed it changing into an otter on the approach of a team of Muggle investigators, then back into a Sea Serpent. The Office of Misinformation has worked diligently, convincing the Muggles that all photographic evidence of "Nessie" is actually fake.[1]

Rubeus Hagrid once offered the use of the lake at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to house the creature.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • It is possible that the kelpie seen in Wonderbook: Book of Spells is intended to be the Loch Ness Monster, as it is rather large, lives in a Scottish loch, and takes the form of what appears to be a sea serpent, rather than the horse form the species generally takes.

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