Monday, September 28, 2009
Nessie Captured on Google Earth?
In August, 2009, a British man revealed that he found the legendary Loch Ness monster, while searching Google Earth on his home computer. 25 year old Jason Cooke, a security guard from Nottingham, England, told the U.K.'s Sun that he spotted the monster while scanning the site's satellite imagery.
"I couldn't believe it. It's just like the descriptions of Nessie," Cooke said.
Nearly 1,500 years ago, the first recorded sighting of "Nessie" took place, when a giant beast is said to have leaped out of a lake near Inverness, Scotland and ate a local farmer. Since then, the myth of the Loch Ness monster has grown and claims of sightings have increased.
In 1934, a London doctor took a photograph of what appeared to be a dinosaur-looking creature with a long neck, emerging from the water. That photo has since been revealed a hoax.
A 1960 home movie showed a strange object moving in the water behind a family picnicking. However, British intelligence later analyzed the film, concluded the object was most likely "something inanimate."
Millions of people have flocked to Loch Ness, searching for a glimpse of Nessie, yet only 1,000 visitors have reported seeing anything unusual.
If you'd like to check out the Google image for yourself, enter these coordinates in Google Earth: 57°12'52.13"N,4°34'14.16"W.
Don't be too disappointed if it looks to you, like a "boat with wake", as it does to me. It's the thought that counts...