Not the Nessie, this time. This shadowy form measuring around 100ft long and seemingly with two giant flippers powering it through the waters of Loch Ness was photographed by a satellite. Images of what is reportedly the infamous monster of Scotland's Loch Ness has spawned a spate of copycat sightings since the mythical creature was supposedly captured on Apple Maps by amateur Loch Ness Monster spotters last year. Further …when I saw this story was being propagated the muck raking sensationalists at the Daily Mail my heart sank because that already tells me most of what need to know. The photographs in question were taken in January, 2005. Another commenter posted an altered version of the boat -- revealing a similar image. Newser — Apple Maps may have gotten a upon release—but when it comes to monster-hunting, it beats Google.
Urme care se presupun că ar fi urmele Monstrului din lacul Loch Ness. The strange figure appears only in Apple Maps and is not seen in other mapping applications like Google Maps. The lines were eventually identified as a grid used to calibrate Chinese spy satellites. Posts: 16819; Member since: 17 Jun 2009 My parents visit Scotland every couple of years. Loch Ness monster experts are all a-flurry this week at the thought that they might have located the mysterious Loch Ness monster through modern technology. Hunter Marmaduke Wetherell, centre, was said to have faked footprints which he said were the 'monster's' And in 1935, renowned big game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell found a footprint he said was the monster's. To date, there has been no definitive call that the photo is of the elusive monster.
Many and sea serpents are reported to be 50 feet 15 meters or longer, and surface regularly where they are seen. The club was alerted to the new image by two people who noticed it at the end of last year on satellite pictures used by Apple for its smartphone maps. Your browser does not support this audio element. As far as I know no submersibles currently operate in the Loch. Perhaps showing the pictures with and without the overlay at the same scale might make it a bit more believable. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes and is an on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy.
It's also not a whale or basking shark as some people claim, because they wouldn't go in fresh water. Btw,I think you discovered just what nessie really is,an Have,besides roland blog,thedefinitive nessie blog. If you look at the original Apple Maps image, you can see the smaller boats moored near Aldourie Castle below centre of image. You can see that the geometry lines up pretty well. An overlay of the two objects show some similarities and dissimilarities. Satellite pictures taken for Apple, apparently show some type of creature in the waters of the famous Scottish lake. That is something that had not happened since 1925.
Yes, possibly there is a very large specimen ,the mother,so to speak,that may be that length,but normally lies dormant in the mud or a cave. The same couldn't be said of Paris the one and last time they visited. Could this be because it is just below the water's surface or perhaps it is a darker colour? The suggests that Apple blurred out personally identifying information, causing the boat to keeps its shape but lose details that would make it obvious that it is a boat. Anyhow,great salamander blog,however more updates would be apreciated,cheers Strange image indeed! The Black Vault user Willease submitted the following, very logical, explanation: This is what I found regarding the case file with the same name. The most popular theory is that the alleged monster is a boat.
The fact that the image only shows up in Apple Maps, not Google, is due to Apple either using a slightly different image set to stitch together a picture of the loch, or has a less robust algorithm for dealing with artifacts. Then there was the filament like images spotted on Loch Ness images and covered. Pasting the overlay on top just gives that illusion. And since other boats do appear in satellite pictures taken in the general area, the photo of the Loch Ness Monster was not created by an imaging error. Glen Campbell, founder and president of The Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, seemed hopeful that Apple Maps had captured an image of the elusive creature. What the shape on the surface of Loch Ness in that satellite image does resemble, however, is the wake of a small boat; something that even the Nessie Fan Club folks acknowledged upon spotting the figure in Apple Maps. I dont think you get cargo ships navigating around Loch Ness.
Got see some otters, loads of char but unfortunately no Nessie. My parents said it's a beautiful country, and the people are amazingly friendly. Anne has been involved in Internet policy issues since 1998, both from the legal and the technical side. Spotted on Apple Maps satellite imagery last year, the sighting has only just gained widespread attention, adding another layer of mystery to a story that has intrigued locals and visitors alike for hundreds of years. A group of Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts say they've sighted the legendary Scottish beast via satellite images on Apple Maps. Why satellite images mislead While early proclamations of Nessie having been found by a satellite have likely caused some red faces, we shouldn't be too quick to judge those who saw a monster where none existed.
The zoom in is shown below. You can even see the buoys they are moored to. Scroll down for video This sonar image appearsto show a mystery object in the loch. By Zachary Davies Boren, The Telegraph Since its inception in the sixth century, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster has endured unreliable sightings, doctored photos and faked footprints, but a mysterious satellite image has given fresh hope to believers of the elusive Scottish sea creature. Both he and Mr Dixon forwarded the image to the club.
The first thing that came into my head when I saw it was, 'That's the Loch Ness Monster. Scepticii, însă, rapid au repostat că imaginea Apple Maps seamănă nespus de mult cu o urmă de barcă. Compare this image from Loch Ness: Not the Loch Ness Monster. Frankly anyone who believes this, deserves to pay top dollars for expensive phones and tablets that get outdated every six months. Benjamin Radford, Live Science Contributor Benjamin Radford is the Bad Science columnist for Live Science. On the other hand if a photograph is too ambiguous, it is likely to be ignored or deleted as an obvious mistake of such poor quality that it's worthless — it's the same reason we don't see the worst photos that people take with their cellphones, because they're soon deleted.