Exactly 81 years ago today, Daily Mail published a photo of what appeared to be a prehistoric sea creature rising from the depths of a freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands.
It became one of earth’s most puzzling yet exciting mysteries after it first emerged in 1934 and was billed the Loch Ness Monster (or, as it’s more affectionately known as, Nessie).
Even after it was revealed to be a hoax, many people tried and – of course – miserably failed to prove its existence.
Now Google wants to give it a try.
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Coinciding with the legend’s 81st anniversary, the Internet giant just made Street View available for Scotland’s Loch Ness. An underwater search option is also included.
Adrian Shine, a Loch Ness expert, told BBC that a team from Google spent a number of days in the area to photograph the waters and the project was “cloaked in secrecy.”
"I'm so proud to have been part of this initiative and I hope people worldwide enjoy exploring Street View to have a look and then be inspired to travel to Scotland to discover this area of magical beauty and natural intrigue,” Shine added.
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