A Satellite Photo of the Loch Ness Monster?

2013 marked the first time in almost nine decades when not a single reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster came to light. Just as it seemed that the legendary creature had begun to fade from public attention, a new photo has surfaced — from Apple’s satellite maps app — showing an incredible monster-like shape beneath the infamous lake.

After a year of hiding, Nessie returns -- could this really be a prehistoric creature, or is there a natural explanation? Image Credit: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/265280/loch-ness-monster-found-on-mobile-map-app

After a year of hiding, Nessie returns — could this really be a prehistoric creature, or is there a natural explanation?
Image Credit: unexplained-mysteries.com

Anyone familiar with descriptions of the Loch Ness Monster will no doubt spot the two flipper-like paddles on either side of the object — a classic feature in Nessie lore. Skeptics will rightly point out that pareidolia may be at work here. Harder to discount, though, is the lack of a boat which could have created the kind of wake necessary to produce such a bizarre image.

According to one estimation, the shape is 100 feet in length — far larger than anything known to inhabit Loch Ness, and it also makes the possibility of a floating log that much more unlikely. Then again, simple undersea currents might be the culprit — although no definitive explanation has come forward. Until then, this image remains another tantalizing piece of the Nessie puzzle.

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