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The Loch Ness Monster and Google Earth

Updated on August 26, 2009

The Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness is the second largest of the Scottish Lochs and stretches 23 miles long. It is the deepest of all the Scottish lochs and contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales put together.

Situated as it is in one of the most scenic parts of the British Isles it is a very popular destination for tourists visiting Scotland. The Loch is all the more popular with visitors because they may spot 'Nessie', the Loch Ness Monster. Believer or sceptic everyone will cast their eyes across the water.

Fiction mixes with fact and over the years I have come across woodcut prints that suggest the 'monster' was known hundreds of years ago. This does not seem to be the case when one examines the documentary evidence. The first written up record is dated 1871. There have been numerous water and land based sightings since then. Some have even been photographed and equally some discovered to be hoaxes.

You can learn much more about the Loch Ness Monster and its history from the following links:

loch ness monster Scottish Legend

The Loch Ness Monster

New Loch Ness Monster Video

loch ness monster fact or fiction ?

Loch Ness Monster - The Real Story

The Monster from Google Earth

Google Earth and the Loch Ness Monster

Spotted on land, spotted in the water. It was only a matter of time before somebody would report seeing the Loch Ness Monster from the air. I don't think anyone would have dreamed that it would have been via Google Earth though.

This monster, this 'Nessie' looks somewhat different to the others, in fact it looks more like a Giant Squid. Whatever, this new sighting is going to rejuvenate the hunts and the tourist trade too.

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      Peter Dickinson 5 years ago from South East Asia

      Bored - You know it, I know it...but the first spotting from Google Earth.

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      Bored 5 years ago

      Its clearly a boat and waves.

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      Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

      I tend to agree Oliver.

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      Oliver Nelson  6 years ago

      boat and its waves./

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      Peter Dickinson 8 years ago from South East Asia

      RomerianReptile - shapeshifting? ;-)

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      RomerianReptile 8 years ago

      Are you joking? That is clearly a boat!

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      Phil 8 years ago

      Ummm...given that 'nessie' has never actually been found (and therefore not given a specific species identification)..how can there be fossils that incicate 'they' once existed...??? It seems tha some people will believe it unconditionally when they are told there are 25 trillion stars in the sky, yet need to touch the park bench becasuse they don't believe the sign that says 'wet paint'.

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      Peter Dickinson 8 years ago from South East Asia

      I will admit to be a 'watching' sceptic ;-)

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I have no problems believing that the possibility of a creature such as the Loch Ness monster does exist--more so than extra-terrestrials. We actually have fossils and records indicating that they've once existed. It's quite possible that aquatic animals have simply adapted over millions of years due to the stability of the oceans, especially in the deep (including deep lakes such as Scotland's Loch). Thank you Peter. Maybe we're on the cusp of a new profound discovery!