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New images of what some claim to be the Loch Ness Monster that have appeared on Apple Maps are generating a whole new wave of speculation towards “Nessie’s” existence.
The photos, which depict a large white blob with fins, were taken with satellite technology by Apple for their map function on their smartphones late last year, according to ABC News.
After studying the images for several months, Loch Ness experts like Glen Campbell, founder and president of The Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, believe the photos to be further evidence of the creature’s existence, based on what the mysterious blob is not rather than what it could be.
“The interesting thing is that nobody has been able to explain what it is. It’s pretty large, or it’s not a seal or an otter. It’s also not a whale or a basking shark, as some people claim, because they wouldn’t go in fresh water,” said Campbell. “When you look at it, it looks like it could be a boat, but on the right-hand side, if you look at the various images taken from Apple maps, you can see the other boats moored on the shore, which do not look similar at all.”
Those who discredit the image claim that the image resulted as a deficiency of the Apple Maps program, saying that the program is not as sophisticated as Google’s, according to The Wrap.
“The accompanying image is a low-resolution satellite image of a boat wake, available, apparently, only on Apple Maps. There’s really not deconstruction needed, it’s a boat wake,” deep-sea biologist Andrew David Thaler wrote on his blog.
The Loch Ness Monster, believed to be the descendants of ancient plesiosaurs, has been rumored to live in the lochs of the Scottish Highlands since the 1930s.