Sea monster on Google Earth - A sea monster has shown up on a Google Earth image near Antarctica, and it’s driving people into a frenzy on as they tried to depict what’s on the grainy picture.
Great Scott! Is it a dinosaur or bigfoot? Is it a kraken? Or something less terrifying? Scott Waring of UFO Sighting Daily thinks it could be a sea monster.
“This looks like The Kraken. I used Google ruler and it says this is 30 meters (100 feet) from head to end, but the end looks just like the mid area of a giant squid which means it could be 60+ meters long with tentacles. That sounds like a Kraken to me,” he wrote.
A kraken is a mythical tenticled monster, known in tales of the sea for drowning people and ships. The picture was taken near Deception Island in the South Shetlands and appears to show a “fin.”
Some think it could be the Loch Ness Monster, but others think it could be an underwater UFO. Others have a more rational explanation for the strange object.
We share our planet with some huge sea creatures - but not krakens - so it is probably more plausible that this image is of a blue whale or a similarly large animal. This won’t stop conspiracy theorists saying it is definitely a UFO full of aliens coming to eat us all.
Because we have better quality photography equipment, and don’t have to rely on word-of-mouth from scared sailors, sightings of krakens and other sea monsters have gone down. However, grainy satellite images often still show images which the more paranoid of minds can mistake for ships or monsters from outer space.
Some people speculate it may be a Plesiosaur fin. Plesiosaur was a large water-dwelling reptile that was at its peak during the Jurassic Period. Plesiosaurs could get to nearly 50 feet in length.
Some monster hunters are convinced the mythical Loch Ness monster in Scotland is actually a surviving Plesiosaur that enjoys chilling in the lake’s dark waters. There’s one big problem with the Plesiosaur theory for the shape seen on Google Earth: Plesiosaurs are extremely extinct.
Other theories about the watery disturbance are that it’s a massive kraken or the source of The Bloop, a loud low-frequency underwater sound that was mysterious at first, but now is attributed to fracturing icebergs.
Leave it up to science to put a damper on the giant monster fervor. Deep-sea biologist and Southern Fried Science blogger Andrew David Thaler says the weird object is actually Sail Rock, an outcropping located near Deception Island. People will believe anything.