Loch Ness monster spotted on Apple Maps? (It actually is a boat)

UPDATE: A version of the photo with better resolution reveals that the so called Loch Ness Monster is in reality, a boat.


While Apple Maps may never reach the same status that Google Maps, or HERE Maps has, it might become known for finding something that no other mapping application has. Believe it or not, there are many out there who claim that Apple's mapping app shows the Loch Ness Monster. No, this is not a belated April Fools joke. Satellite pictures taken for Apple, apparently show some type of creature in the waters of the famous Scottish lake.

The image does not appear on Google Maps. And while some say that the "monster" is nothing more than the wake from a boat, there are no images revealing any part of a boat nearby. 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.

In February, Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, said that no sightings had been reported for 18 months. That is something that had not happened since 1925. The Apple Maps image was discovered by Loch Ness Monster fan Andy Dixon who said that finding the picture was strictly a fluke. "It was purely by accident that I came across the image," Dixon said. "I was trawling through satellite transmissions of different parts of the country and I thought I would try Loch Ness."


We wouldn't be surprised to find out that members of the Bigfoot fan club are scouring satellite images right this second, to find one with that elusive monster in it.


source: DailyMail via AppleInsider

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50 Comments

50. roheru

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

of course .. it's a boat.. ! =)

51. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

It's not a boat :D

46. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

this is a Loch Cock :DDD

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

breaking news...loch ness sighting on apple maps was actually a boat.....nooooooooooooo

37. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Its a diiferent story when you're using Nokia or Google Maps.

30. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nothing more just a poor marketing trick...

34. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

kind of like what Apple does with their products...

38. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Like snapping a selfie with the President when he is honoring your team and then using that opportunity for a cheap marketing stunt?

41. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

exactly...err...eggzactly...

24. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Remind me why are we trusting anything Apple maps shows......

23. MrTzr unregistered

Definately a boat. You can easily see it from the waves that it creates.

22. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Here is your real Loch Ness monster:http://oi57.tinypic.com/20qyvyu.jpg

18. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

just looks like a fish to me.

12. mturby unregistered

bad apple maps marketing.

8. UltimateReviews

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

They gave that damn loch ness monster Tree fiddy!

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post of the day honors are yours LMAOOOOO. South Park

7. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Can't wait to find out that PhoneArena found the Illluminati on Google Maps.

28. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Now, it's not like we would be telling anyone about that, would we...

6. Beijendorf unregistered

No, it's a very dumb map algorithm that removed a boat thinking it was a cloud. Mapping services use these to clear up the images from interference such as clouds, airplanes, etc. Do your damn research, Alan. https://i.imgur.com/yRNRBhb.gif Also here are some ghost cars... SCARY!https://i.imgur.com/oCGtBUP.jpg

11. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Good post Beij. Allan posts the most worthless articles.

21. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Nice find. It does look like the bow of a boat on the front end.

27. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Love it when people get all high n mighty thinking they are right, accusing others to do their "damn research", when in fact they are no more correct than the person they are pointing the finger at. Lol

32. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just curious, not picking a fight, but how was he no more correct than the author? He posted proof.

40. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

oh, it is me who is the high and mighty jerk. well thats a lesson for me. Apologies

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

mystery solved...

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a blue whale.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

A blue whale would never swim that close to a coast.

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I know that akki was being sarcastic, I'm not sure about you. Now I'm not being sarcastic: A blue whale would never swim in a lake lol

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

He is a Nokia fan. If you are clueless enough to think that they make the best handsets, then you are clueless enough to think that blue whales swim in lakes.

49. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

taters that is so ironic !

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