pesco at April 23rd, 2014 12:24 — #1
xzzy at April 23rd, 2014 12:44 — #2
It's actually a previously undocumented creature, the Loch Ness Monster's High School Buddy.
spunkytws at April 23rd, 2014 12:45 — #3
That's either the wake of a boat or a seriously huge trilobite.
talia at April 23rd, 2014 12:50 — #4
jandrese at April 23rd, 2014 13:06 — #5
You can even see the outline of the boat in the middle of the "monster". It's just an artifact of image composting.
nixiebunny at April 23rd, 2014 13:23 — #6
Not only is it a boat wake, but they tell you which boat it is.
The conclusion that it looks like a boat wake, but there's no boat, therefore it's the Loch Ness monster, is an interesting comment on the reasoning powers of folks reported on by the Daily Mail.
wrecksdart at April 23rd, 2014 13:34 — #7
It's Apple Maps, so actually it's a shot of the East China Sea.
cormacolinde at April 23rd, 2014 13:37 — #8
We know Nessie is a plesiosaur the same way we know invisible unicorns are pink?
vnend at April 23rd, 2014 14:25 — #9
Two problems with the plesiosaur identity. According to the Loch Ness Visitors Center, the original report(s) of 'the monster' described its appearance as large, overturned boat. Best match known would be a large sturgeon, which were once found in the lake, before un-interupted access to the ocean was cut off.
The other problem with the plesiosaur theory is where did it come from? The loch was scoured down to the bedrock during the last ice age. Everything there now has only been there for a few thousand years.
The biggest red flag I saw in the initial report (besides showing up in the Daily Fail) was the size. The mystery thingie in the image was estimated to be about 100 feet long. Basking and Greenland sharks (also known in the area, if not in the Loch) and sturgeon don't get nearly that size, and if it was a blue whale we'd have found it already.
Oh well. Pretty country. Visit it if you can.
jandrese at April 23rd, 2014 14:44 — #10
That's kind of what happens when your goofy local legend turns into a big tourist trap. Everybody knows it is silly, but you can't turn away those tourist euros so people just play along.
pixleshifter at April 23rd, 2014 15:32 — #11
It's... it's... it's Old Gramps!!
brainspore at April 23rd, 2014 15:39 — #12
Yes, but if you look closely enough at the original image you can see a small plesiosaur driving the boat.
crenquis at April 23rd, 2014 16:11 — #13
daneel at April 23rd, 2014 16:28 — #14
Live there if you can.
gilbertwham at April 23rd, 2014 17:23 — #15
MEGA TRILOBITE!!! A SyFy original.
gilbertwham at April 23rd, 2014 17:25 — #16
But invest in some wellington boots and a good scarf.
questionsthree at April 23rd, 2014 17:58 — #17
bobo at April 24th, 2014 01:48 — #18
Don't you mean "MEGA TRILOBITE VS. MEGA OCTOSHARKTOKRAKEN!"?
unshaved_weirdo at April 24th, 2014 04:49 — #19
The "Jacobite Queen"... should be named the "Trilobite Queen"
manybellsdown at April 24th, 2014 10:28 — #20
A Scottish woman said this same thing to me almost verbatim the other day.
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