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Loch Ness Monster caught on Apple maps?
philly ^ | April 19, 2014, | Alex Wigglesworth,

Posted on 04/21/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono

An Apple maps image of what appears to be a large figure swimming in Scotland’s Loch Ness has reenergized fans of the mythical monster. Two amateur “Nessie” hunters came across the image last year as they scanned smart phone photos from Apple’s satellite map app, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

The photo appears to show a shadowy, finned shape, estimated to be 100 feet long, swimming in the waters of the Scottish Highlands. The eagle-eyed enthusiasts alerted the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, whose members have been consulting with experts in a bid to figure out exactly what was caught on film. “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,” club president Gary Campbell told the paper.

Campbell discounted other possible explanations for the image, including ripples caused by floating debris or a boat. “We’ve shown it to boat experts and they don’t know what it is,” Campbell said. The image is the first supposed Loch Ness Monster spotting in 18 months, representing the longest drought between reported sightings since 1925.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: lochnessmonster

The location was just south of Dores, were beamed from Apple's satellite map app and could only be viewed on some iPads and iPhones


1 posted on 04/21/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Either Nessie has grown fat or they might have found MH370 :)


2 posted on 04/21/2014 6:44:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: JoeProBono
One of the big problems you never hear addressed by any of the 'Nessie' hunters is that Loch Ness didn't exist 20,000 years ago. It was frozen solid and under at least a half mile of ice.

It is an interesting photo though.

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3 posted on 04/21/2014 6:46:49 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks more like a gigantic catfish to me.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 6:48:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like the wake of a boat.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 6:48:32 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: LonePalm

I wonder if the globull warming alarmists were going nuts warning of the dangers of the end of the ice age 20,000 years ago.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jsanders2001

in fact, that is EXACTLY what it looks like!


7 posted on 04/21/2014 6:51:12 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks Romulan to me...


8 posted on 04/21/2014 6:51:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

ever notice Harry Reid and Nessie have never been photographed together?


9 posted on 04/21/2014 6:51:52 AM PDT by snoopy 'n linus
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To: JoeProBono
Looks like a big tadpole:


10 posted on 04/21/2014 6:53:35 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: JoeProBono

“The image is the first supposed Loch Ness Monster spotting in 18 months, representing the longest drought between reported sightings since 1925.”

I commented on a Loch Ness thread a while back that it’s interesting that every once in a while something like this crops up. There is quite a cottage industry built around “Nessie” there. Seeems it would be to their advantage to keep folks interested and wanting to visit.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 6:54:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: jsanders2001

Looks like a whale shark.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 6:55:27 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: capydick

13 posted on 04/21/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: JoeProBono
The location was just south of Dores, were beamed from Apple's satellite map app and could only be viewed on some iPads and iPhones

Of course, Apple buys their imagery just like everyone else does, since the phones and pads lack the ability to photograph from space with any good detail. Which means the original of this image exists somewhere. Such imagery is pasted together from many satellite images, and very likely, this is a boat wake, the boat itself obscured by one of the 'seams' that stitch two images together.

In any case, there should be ample press releases out there to show who Apple buys their imagery from, and the company in question likely would be more than willing to release the original image if for no other reason than to capitalize on some free publicity.

14 posted on 04/21/2014 7:01:42 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: JoeProBono
They've finally found Jack the Ripper!


15 posted on 04/21/2014 7:04:47 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: JoeProBono

Diana Nyad???


16 posted on 04/21/2014 7:12:01 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050


17 posted on 04/21/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BulletBobCo

I’m with BulletBobCo. Looks like a boat. You can actually see a rectangle within the wakes.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 7:14:39 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: MrB

19 posted on 04/21/2014 7:14:44 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I wonder if the globull warming alarmists were going nuts warning of the dangers of the end of the ice age 20,000 years ago.

I doubt that any of the inhabitants 20,000 years ago even considered that they might be living upon a globe.

20 posted on 04/21/2014 7:18:30 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ryan71

I agree!


21 posted on 04/21/2014 7:20:51 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: JoeProBono

There’s a reference point to a house or some structure in the middle pic...should be easy to compute the size of whatever it is in the water..


22 posted on 04/21/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Loch-Ness-monster-spotted-on-Apple-Maps-It-actually-is-a-boat_id55348


23 posted on 04/21/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: JoeProBono

Gezz, with all these eyes in the sky even a shy monster can’t catch a break!


24 posted on 04/21/2014 7:25:53 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

97% of Cryptozoologist believe in the Loch Ness Monster, so they have consensus so Nessie must be true.

If you don’t believe in Nessie you are an anti-science denier


25 posted on 04/21/2014 7:29:11 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: logic101.net
Gezz, with all these eyes in the sky even a shy monster can’t catch a break!

"LEAVE NESSIE ALONE!!!"


26 posted on 04/21/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: jsanders2001
Looks more like a gigantic catfish to me.

If so, it's HUGE, in relation to the boats and cottage on and near the shore!

27 posted on 04/21/2014 7:32:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: JoeProBono
Just checked the area using Google Maps.

Found a boat with it's wake that looks very similar.

this:
28 posted on 04/21/2014 7:33:50 AM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: NeverEVERKerry


29 posted on 04/21/2014 7:44:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Loch Ness Monster monster spotted on Google Earth

Dejas lochness :)

30 posted on 04/21/2014 7:48:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s the USOS Seaview


31 posted on 04/21/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Daffynition


32 posted on 04/21/2014 7:55:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BulletBobCo

“Looks like the wake of a boat.”

+1


33 posted on 04/21/2014 7:55:56 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: ken5050

Use the trees.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: BulletBobCo

Buzz killer..


35 posted on 04/21/2014 8:21:01 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: JoeProBono
Mein got! It's Vlad!


36 posted on 04/21/2014 8:21:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: NeverEVERKerry
Good catch. That is beyond similar, it is a match.

You don't suppose the map makers like to put "Easter Eggs" in their work like Pixar does do you?

37 posted on 04/21/2014 8:21:39 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: NeverEVERKerry

Yes, now that I see your photo, I can look back at the original “Nessie” photo and I can see the boat right there in the middle. It is not as visible because there is no sunlight shining on it.


38 posted on 04/21/2014 8:27:19 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Drawsing

...but looking at it again, I see there is sunlight on the adjacent trees. So...I don’t know why the boat is not more visible.


39 posted on 04/21/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Drawsing

I’ve searched the coastline of Loch Ness and I can’t even find the terrain that photo is from.

I found the boat due north of Dores in what looks like a channel.

Link to Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dores/@57.4100447,-4.323082,1874m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x488f12c94255f797:0x5ec637a805b06284?hl=en

What landmass is the Nessie photo taken of?


40 posted on 04/21/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: JoeProBono
It was only a matter of time :)

............or **No, we didn’t find the Loch Ness Monster with Apple Maps**

41 posted on 04/21/2014 7:52:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Daffynition


42 posted on 04/22/2014 12:05:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Someone has jumped the shark....jes sayin’ :D


43 posted on 04/22/2014 3:20:50 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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