Apple's satellite map app has caught traces of what is now becoming to be known as the Loch Ness Monster and from the images have conveyed to us, the thing swimming below the surface of the world famous loch is so huge that it is sending shockwaves through even the most cynical Nessie sceptic. The shadowy form of this so called monster is approximately 100ft long and from the satellite photographs it appears as if it is powered by two giant flippers as it makes its way through the waters of Loch Ness.
To our surprise, there is an even an Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club where these satellite pictures of the Loch Ness Monster had been under study for the past six months. The excitement at the club has been taking a toll ever since numerous explanations have been ruled out and there is growing possibility of undiscovered reasons and this has led them to conclude it is ‘likely’ to be the elusive beast.
Gary Campbell is the president of the club formed to track the Loch Ness Monster and he has been keeping a register of all the satellite photographs. As Campbell stated, ‘We’ve been looking at it for a long time trying to work out exactly what it is. It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. You can see some boats moored at the shore, but there isn’t one here. We’ve shown it to boat experts and they don’t know what it is. 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.’ He also that the shape of this thing makes it impossible for it to be associated with a floating log or a seal causing ripples but on the other hand no one had come forward in the previous 18 months and claimed that they have seen anythign of this sort.
However, recently two people alerted the club with that they saw it at the end of last year on satellite pictures used by Apple for its smartphone maps. Andrew Dixon, 26, was one of these two spotters and he is a charity worker for the Great North Air Ambulance. He stated that ‘It was a total fluke that I found it. 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”. It was the shape of it, I thought it had to be something more than a shadow. It was exciting. I’ve never been to Loch Ness but I’m always interested in that sort of stuff.' Dixon came across these sightings while he was casually browsing through different parts of the world.
Peter Thain, from Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, the second spotter also landed with the same pictures and he said that ‘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. 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. Last year was the first time in almost 90 years that Nessie wasn’t seen at all. After Nessie “going missing” for 18 months, it’s great to see her back.’