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'Loch Ness Monster' found on mobile map app

By T.K. Randall
April 19, 2014 · Comment icon 101 comments



Could this be the Loch Ness Monster ? Image Credit: Apple Maps
The form of what looks like a huge creature in Loch Ness has been spotted on Apple's satellite maps app.
It's been a while since there have been any reported sightings of the fabled Loch Ness Monster but this week eagle-eyed users of Apple's satellite maps application managed to spot something rather strange moving through the waters of Scotland's enigmatic lake.

Based on the size of some boats anchored nearby the gargantuan object appears to be more than 100ft in length, far larger than anything that should be living in the loch. Its form also seems to resemble that of a large fish with distinctive flipper-like shapes at its sides.
"We've been looking at it for a long time trying to work out exactly what it is," said Gary Campbell of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club.

"It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. You can see some boats moored at the shore, but there's one here. We've shown it to boat experts and they don't know what it is."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (101)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #92 Posted by E. L. Wisty 9 years ago
Apparently the full explanation is that this was never in any way an intentional hoax, the satellite really did take that image. Of a boat. It's a composite photo taken over quite a long period of time, therefore some parts of it came out better than others, depending on the weather conditions. Scotland is of course notoriously damp and misty, and that patch of the composite has much lower contrast than the rest because the weather wasn't cooperating that day. If you look closely at the trees on the shore, they're very blurred and colorless near the "monster" compared with the rest of the phot... [More]
Comment icon #93 Posted by Briux125 9 years ago
The "Loch Ness Monster" is known as the Greenland shark. This shark looks different than other sharks. People say sometimes they see what looks like an up-side down boat floating in the water. The mystery of the "Loch Ness" is no longer a mystery. The lock ness monster is the Greenland shark.
Comment icon #94 Posted by JesseCuster 9 years ago
The "Loch Ness Monster" is known as the Greenland shark. This shark looks different than other sharks. People say sometimes they see what looks like an up-side down boat floating in the water. The mystery of the "Loch Ness" is no longer a mystery. The lock ness monster is the Greenland shark. As has already been pointed out and explained by myself and others in this and other threads:1) The Greenland Shark can't survive for lengthy periods in freshwater. 2) The only way to get from the sea to Loch Ness is via a path that involves either the Caledonian Canal via artificial locks with multiple g... [More]
Comment icon #95 Posted by thewild 9 years ago
wow. Yeah, as scary as my imagination can get I still saw a boat wake. Nessie would never allow a full body shot to be taken lol
Comment icon #96 Posted by 232 9 years ago
Comment icon #97 Posted by ParanoidSkeptic25 8 years ago
Thanks for the image ... but no ... don't looks like there's been editing done ~ more probably due to weather conditions or haze /pollution masking the vessel making the wakes ~ the water contrasts look low because of the speed or lack of understandably for a vessel that size ~ there is a 'vessel in the middle of the 'mysterious' shape ~ the shape is water interference ~ not a physical object under the surface ~ adjust the histogram levels to limit the redundant shadows and highlights and it will be seen quite clearly ~ the image is mainly mid tones anyway ~ ~ With this enlarged photo i can al... [More]
Comment icon #98 Posted by ParanoidSkeptic25 8 years ago
Aww nooooo, no Nessie for me today then lol
Comment icon #99 Posted by QuiteContrary 8 years ago
cheeky cryptids
Comment icon #100 Posted by Tsuchinoko 8 years ago
It looks to me like a giant trilobite more than a "Loch Ness Monster".
Comment icon #101 Posted by aquatus1 8 years ago
Here's a gif supporting the boat wake explanation:


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