Has Apple Maps Found the Loch Ness Monster?
Published on: 19th Apr 2014
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Apple Maps may famously struggle to help people navigate around, but it is being claimed that the service could have located the mythical Loch Ness Monster.
The famous leviathan which is more hoax than fact has been reportedly spotted by a satellite photo on a recent update to the iPhone maps service.
The Loch Ness Monster is a cryptid, a creature whose existence has been suggested but is not discovered or documented by the scientific community. It is reputedly a large unknown animal that inhabits Loch Ness in the UK.
Popular interest and belief in the animal's existence has varied since it was first brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.
"We've been looking at it for a long time trying to work out exactly what it is," Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, told the Daily Mail.
"It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. You can see some boats moored at the shore, but there's one here. We've shown it to boat experts and they don't know what it is."
After studying the image for six months, and with apparently no other obvious explanation, the Club has concluded that shadow is probably the Loch Ness Monster.
Scientists may disagree though.
On the web: Daily Mail