Google Earth is fantastic, it gives us a way of exploring every corner of the globe with just a click of button. But it often unearths some unusual and weird natural phenomenons. If you speak to anyone who works at sea, you will no doubt have heard the mythical tale of The Kraken. It's supposedly a gigantic sea creature who is said to dwell off the coasts of Greenland and Norway in the deepest parts of the ocean isn't it? Yeah, apparently.
Turns out that a theory has emerged and some people believe that it has moved home to the other side of the world. Apparently it is now dwelling off the coast of Deception Island, near Antarctica.
Mystery Google Earth Sighting Sparks Kraken Rumours. Credit: PA
Believe it or not, some people really think this could be true.
The new theory is all based off a sighting of sorts on Google Earth that has got people talking about the mythical Kraken and possibly even an 'aquatic UFO'. I mean, how an unidentified flying object is supposed to dwell underwater, I don't know, but then I don't believe it so I don't have to to justify it.
Anyway, if you go on Google Earth and put in the coordinates, 63° 2'56.73"S 60°57'32.38"W, you'll be zoomed around the globe and zoomed in to the to the 'sighting' of the supposed enormous sea creature. It fairness it does look a bit weird and why there appears to be a glowing "thing" in the middle of nowhere i'm not sure.
Or Maybe This Is An Underwater UFO? Credit: Google Earth
The YouTube account wowforreeel has pulled together some video footage looking into this mysterious sighting and put some dramatic music to the images from Google Earth to make it seem more convincing...
Another theory suggests the creature is actually a plesiosaur, a now-extinct marine reptile supposedly common during the Jurassic Period. If it is, it's done a fucking good job of surviving and staying hidden all this time, fair play to the lad.
The YouTuber who uploaded the video also believes the Kraken sighting could explain the mystery of 'The Bloop', an ultra low-frequency sound detected by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 1997. People love to think it's come from an unknown sea creature but the NOAA are actually relatively convinced it was just an 'icequake'.
Anyone else believe this is the Kraken? Or a giant extinct dinosaur? Or an underwater UFO? Not for me.
Featured Image Credit: Google Earth