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.

The Loch Ness Monster at left, is really a boat
The Loch Ness Monster at left, is really a boat

The Loch Ness Monster at left, is really 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

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Only a magical device could capture the image of a magical creature.

5. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Since when is a satellite magical?

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Since the Soviet Russia launched theirs.

10. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

More important, has anyone estimate the blip's size based on the map's scaling?

13. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if you look at the house in the bottom right, this "thing" is about 100 ft long so dont go saying its a greenland shark anyone

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It's a boat.

20. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well duh lol :P

25. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Sarcasm read fail

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

May be a publicity stunt?? bcoz apple maps is not famous

35. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Apple is probably going to patent the Loch Ness Monster now....

47. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Lolz.. most probably

48. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

love the comment lol

36. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Apple maps are really confusing and patethic.

44. express77 unregistered

Now that's innovation.

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Stop. Just, stop.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I would love to visit Scotland. Drink some whiskey, eat toffees and play golf lol I think that looks just like a normal boat. The contrast in the picture is just so low. But you can clearly see the boat in the zoomed in picture.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

My parents visit Scotland every couple of years. They love it. My family on my grandfather's side immigrated to the US from Scotland when my grandfather was a baby. My parents said it's a beautiful country, and the people are amazingly friendly. They visited the house where my grandfather was born, and were invited in to tour it and have dinner with the current owners. They keep in touch still. And it's a very poor town, yet no crime and no one trying to scam them. (The same couldn't be said of Paris the one (and last) time they visited.)

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 !

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's a lake according to the article.

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I said by seeing shape, I know it is lake.

45. express77 unregistered

It's an innovation.

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: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

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