Is This Terribly Shot Video Proof Of The Loch Ness Monster In London?
A video of a mysterious creature that swimming in London’s River Thames has some people speculating that the Loch Ness Monster is paying the city a visit.
A YouTube user named Penn Plate took the video on March 26 while riding a cable car in Greenwich.
He wrote: “… something huge was moving under the water and then briefly surfaced. Are there whales in the Thames?? Or is it some weird submarine[?]“
Some viewers immediately suspected the strange object in the video might be Nessie, while another cheekily suggested Godzilla.
A few were more skeptical, suggesting the creature is actually a pod of dolphins or a private submarine.
The marine mammal theory seems likely since more than 49 whales, more than 2,000 seals and some 450 porpoises and dolphins have apparently been sighted in the Thames in the past ten years, according to HuffPost UK.
However, the majority of comments to the video were complaints about the lousy camera work, not about Nessie’s existence.
“The only monster I see is the person who film(ed) this video vertically,” is how one viewer put it.
Another griped, “Of course every cameraman who captures a weird sighting has Parkinson’s.”
Perhaps skepticism is natural considering there have been no confirmed reports of Nessie’s existence since her first modern-day “sighting” in July, 1933.
Wildlife experts haven’t offered any concrete answers about the mysterious object in the video.
Ian Tokelove of the London Wildlife Trust told the Evening Standard he was “not aware of anything that large and moving in the Thames.”
“We had a good look at the footage but it isn’t clear enough to make out what we are looking at,” Tokelove said.