Did Some Guy Spot the Loch Ness Monster on Google Earth?

By Allison Bond | August 26, 2009 2:07 pm

not the Loch Ness monsterJust when you thought it was safe to get in the water: The Loch Ness monster lives! At least, according to a 25-year-old British security guard, who claims he spotted the creature while browsing Google Earth. The supposed sighting has given hope to those who were getting worried about the monster’s lack of appearances in the past year—an absence that some have speculated is due to climate change.

The Telegraph reports:

Veteran American monster hunter Bob Rines thinks environmental conditions in the Highland loch have changed and can no longer sustain the elusive reptile.

Gary Campbell, of the monster’s official fan club, said: “I’m concerned. There have been none of the normal sightings that verify that Nessie and her family are still alive and well.”

Blame it on global warming! (It’s shrinking the polar bears, too.) But thank goodness we have Google to verify that the undying fable lives on…

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