A possible Loch Ness Monster sighting in a photo provided by Google has the internet going crazy this week. According to the Telegraph, photos from Google’s street view have given Nessie hunters some interesting things to look at, and some say that the photos may have actually captured the mysterious “creature” — again. Of course, this could just be nothing more than a floating piece of debris, but who knows?
“We were surprised by this sighting too. Is it a log, a bird or… the monster?!” questioned a Google spokesperson. The picture seems to show an object floating in the water, but it appears as though it has multiple parts to it — almost like a coiled animal… a dragon… or the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
— J Wong (@TheWongNumber) April 21, 2015
The potential Loch Ness Monster sighting in the Google image may or may not be anything to write home about. Those who have studied images of a potential sea creature have certainly been intrigued by Google’s images and have been studying them up and down to see if there was anything really curious going on in the stills.
According to Time, Google started their new initiative in honor of the Loch Ness anniversary celebration. Cameras have been set up all over Scotland’s most famous lake, and people are welcome to have a look whenever they’d like, just in case something pops up.
“Google ditched its recognizable Street View car in favor of a boat in order to get the images, naturally, but also employed a team of divers to snap photos beneath the lake’s surface.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Google isn’t making any kind of claim to have found the Loch Ness Monster. The company has simply given Nessie hunters another way to try to track the creature.
“Skeptics may feel that those who claim to have seen the Loch Ness monster are crazy, greedy or perhaps over-served. However, there are many natural phenomenon that contribute to strange sightings on the loch. Boat wakes, birds, otters, logs, trees, and even reflections of the light can be misconstrued as unidentifiable swimming creatures. These visual cues, combined with the power of suggestion, contribute to the perpetuation of the Loch Ness monster myth.”
Do you believe in Loch Ness Monster sightings? Do you think that the mythical creature actually exists?
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