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Loch Ness monster thought to have been captured on Apple Maps

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LOCH NESS, Scotland, Thursday April 24, 2014 – Sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster – the fabled prehistoric marine giant said to have survived for centuries in the large freshwater loch (lake) in the Scottish Highlands – have been reported for more than 1,000 years.

Now it would appear that the hunt for the elusive aquatic beast has gone high-tech, with claims that the creature has been spotted by satellite imagery via Apple Maps.

According to Newser.com in an April 19 report: “Apple Maps may have gotten a bad rap upon release—but when it comes to monster-hunting, it beats Google.”

Causing all the excitement is an image depicting a large object, said to be at least 50 feet long, apparently swimming just beneath the surface of the water in Loch Ness at a location just south of Dores near the southern shore.

In the words of Britain’s Daily Mail: “So large that it can be seen from space, it is enough to send shockwaves through even the most cynical Nessie sceptic. This shadowy form measuring around 100ft long and seemingly with two giant flippers powering it through the waters of Loch Ness was photographed by a satellite.”

Experts at the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club ruled that the image is “likely” Nessie – their pet name for the fabled monster.

“It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. Whatever this is, it is under the water 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,” said the club’s president Gary Campbell, an accountant from Inverness.

Analysis ruled out other possibilities, such as a log, shark or seal, on the grounds that nothing could explain what appears to be large flippers, one at either side.

Prior to this image, the most famous picture of Nessie was the black and white photograph taken by Dr Kenneth Wilson in 1934, which was subsequently dismissed as a fake.

The latest Apple satellite image was nevertheless pinpointed by at least two spotters. One of them, 26-year-old Andrew Dixon, a charity worker for the Great North Air Ambulance, said he had come across Nessie by chance.

“It was a total fluke that I found it,” he claimed. “I was looking at satellite images of my town and then just thought I’d have a look at Loch Ness. The first thing that came into my head when I saw it was, ‘That’s the Loch Ness Monster.’”

Meanwhile, officials at the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club hope that more people will start using satellite feeds to search for Nessie.

“Now that we have spies in the skies above Loch Ness, maybe we will get more sightings which will whet the appetite of more down-to-earth Nessie hunters to come north,” the club’s president said. “Furthermore, the use of satellite technology means that if Nessie is just swimming below the surface like in this case, we can still pick her up.”

For more on this story go to: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/loch-ness-monster-thought-to-have-been-captured-on-apple-maps-2#ixzz2zp23dawD

 

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