The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as “Nessie,” may seem like a far-fetched legend to many, but now Google has joined the search for the monster in the famous Scottish loch.
Google launched Street View cameras above and below the waterline and found something strange – did Google capture a Loch Ness Monster sighting?
Google used a diver to take the Street View Trekker underwater, while a camera attached to a boat took the photos above water.
Within a week, Google’s Street View cameras had captured all the images across the Loch Ness.
According to the Inquisitr , this marks the first time cameras went off the road.
And one photo in particular appears to show something strange in the water.
“We were surprised by this sighting too,” a Google spokesperson told the Telegraph Travel.
“Is it a log, a bird or…
the monster?!” This unidentified image “is about the size of a small raft and appears to poke above or float on top of the water,” a spokesperson for Google explained .
While no one can say for sure if this truly is a Loch Ness Monster sighting, it is interesting that the infamous lake continues to breed photos with eye-catching figures in them.
Or are we just looking for shapes in the clouds in hopes that we’ll catch a sign of Nessie? Check out the photos for yourself here.
Google explained that the project was created to commemorate the Surgeon’s Photograph taken by Robert Wilson in 1934.
It was the first image to clearly show something in the water, spurring tales of Nessie, but the photo was eventually ruled out as a hoax.
A post on Google’s official blog said: “Sail across the freshwater lake and take in its haunting beauty, made darker still by the peat particles found in its waters.
“Let the Loch unlock the spirit of your imagination, where the rippling water, tricks of the light, and drifting logs bring the legend of Nessie to life.” The Loch Ness is the largest fresh body of water in Britain, containing more water than all the other lakes in England, Scotland and Wales put together.
The loch is approximately 22.5 miles long and between one and one and a half miles wide, with a depth of 754 feet.