Google Jumps Into Search For Loch Ness Monster

Google helps us find all kinds of things, such as where we are, how to get where we need to go, where our phones are, so why not help us find the Loch Ness monster?

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The Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness, made famous by the Loch Ness Monster, is located in Scotland and is one of a series of interconnected lakes. The lake itself is about 22 square miles, the second largest in Scotland, and is 755 feet deep at its deepest point. Due to its great depth, it is the largest in volume, holding more freshwater than all the lakes in England and Wales put together. The visibility in the water is extremely low because of the high volume of peat in the surrounding land.

At the southern end, Loch Ness travels to the River Oich and then on to Loch Oich. At the northern end it connects through the Bona Narrows and then travels into Loch Dochfour and then on through River Ness and Inverness. If the 22 miles of Loch Ness aren’t enough for a monster, it has all these other places to visit, and they make for a great hiding place for a shy monster.

Long History of Sightings

There has been a long history of Loch Ness monster sightings of the creature dubbed “Nessie,” some dating as far back as 565. A monk described men burying another man who had purportedly been attacked by a water beast and killed. Another account puts a huge beast crossing the road with a dead animal hanging from its mouth and then slinking off into the lake.

More recent accounts, and the most well-known, is that of the “Surgeons” photograph, a grainy black and white image of the Loch Ness monster’s head and neck traveling up out of the lake. The photo was later proven to be a hoax. There are many that, to this day, report seeing Nessie and insist that it is real. The speculation is that the creature could be from a group of plesiosaurs that somehow escaped the dinosaur extinction. Most eyewitness accounts say that the animal is large, with a long neck.

Google Joins In The Search At Loch Ness

Goggle has decided to join in the search for the Loch Ness monster by contributing one of its Street View cameras and scuba divers to ply the murky waters of Loch Ness. With an Internet connection, users can now search the water for themselves, hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie. Already, the crew has captured a photograph of something on the surface of the water and speculation is that they have caught Nessie in the act of saying “hello!”

In the spirit of legendary sea monsters, A relaxing “Nessie-less” sea in Croatia would be even better with a Loch Ness monster legend of its own: