While Apple Maps may send you in the wrong direction on occasion, it seems it may be able to find the unfindable. Amateur sleuths on the search for the Loch Ness Monster have used Apple Maps to discover what they believe to be Ol’ Nessie herself.
“It was purely by accident that I came across the image,” Loch Ness Monster enthusiast Andy Dixon told the Daily Mail. “I was trawling through satellite transmissions of different parts of the country and I thought I would try Loch Ness.”
“I could see something big under the water and I saved it to my phone. My first thought was that it was the monster and I contacted Gary Campbell of the Official Loch Ness Monster Club,” he added. No word as yet as to the club’s opinion about the image…
The image does not appear on Google’s satellite images of the loch. Apple’s imagery is provided by satellite firm DigitalGlobe.
At first glance, the image looks like the wake of a boat. However, “experts” who have examined the image say that is unlikely, as there is no visible hull or superstructure. Imaging errors have also been deemed unlikely, as other boats in the area are clearly visible.
“What ever it is, it’s just below the surface and heading south so unless there have been secret submarine trials going on in the loch, the size of the object would make it likely to be Nessie,” Campbell said.
If you’d like the opportunity to weigh in, “Nessie” can be viewed by clicking here on an iOS device or a Mac running OS X Mavericks.
Let us hear what you think you see by commenting in the comments area below…
Personally, I lean toward the belief shared by Henry Silva in this exciting episode of “Bulls$#* or Not?” (Warning strong language):