Did Apple Just Prove The Loch Ness Monster Exists?!
Just when you thought that the mystery surrounding Loch Ness may be dissipating, it roars back to the forefront of everyone’s collective attention. This latest “Nessie” sighting can thank Apple Maps for its mere existence. Members of the “Loch Ness Monster Fan Club” had been using Apple Maps to peruse Loch Ness in hopes of catching a sight of their mythical beast and, startlingly enough, the maps provided.
A low resolution photo of a giant fish like animal with flippers and a long tail has been making the internet rounds. Skeptics have been kept unusually quiet as fans of the monster take the spotlight. The image bears a striking resemblance to a whale except for the fact that Loch Ness lacks the appropriate fresh water. Gary Campbell, leader of the “Monster Fan Club”, was quick to deflect popular skeptical claims. When posited that it could be the wake of a boat, Campbell points to the shore: “You can see boats moored at the shore, but there isn’t one here.”
The image made it quite a bit farther than the local Loch Ness chapter, as it was submitted to the Scottish Canals. The Scottish Canals is a government agency in the country that is dedicated to managing inland waterways. The Scottish Canals could not place an identification on the image. This lack of comment has only intensified the belief that we may have just gotten our first legitimate look at “Nessie”.
While the debate rages on it is interesting to take a look back at the history of Loch Ness. The creature has been allegedly sighted for the past 1,500 years. The first allusion to Nessie comes from a cave painting which depicts a long necked create with flippers and a beak. Since that cave painting, visitors to the lake have annually reported seeing “something” in the water. Loch Ness has been dredged, filmed, and photographed for decades as people passionately search for evidence. Perhaps they have all been taking the wrong approach. Maybe all they needed was Apple.