View image of Stories of a dinosaur-like creature with a serpentine neck inhabiting the vast Loch Ness in Scotland have existed since 1934, when this photograph was published in Britainâs Daily Mail. In 1994, one of the men involved came forward and admitted it was all a hoax. Still, the legends of a water beast in the Ness predated the photo by nearly 1,500 years. (Keystone/Getty Images) ____________________________________________ [**See more of Where monsters come from at Life.com**](http://www.life.com/gallery/6626 (Credit: http://www.life.com/gallery/66261/where-monsters-come-from#index/0)
Scary creatures come to life with costumes and haunted tales every Halloween, but these tales had to start somewhere. Take a look into the origins of these scary monsters.