The internet is abuzz currently, after a video has emerged from Thames, with what appears to be a mysterious creature swimming up a river. It could be a submarine? Perhaps a whale? Or maybe … just maybe … the infamous … Loch Ness Monster?
Filmed from a Greenwich cable car, the video was uploaded on Friday, March 27, via a user that goes by the name of Penn Plate. The description for the video goes on to state that a there is something ‘huge’ in the water, and that surfaced briefly. Plate goes on to ask the question everyone on the internet is wondering … do whales exist in Thames? Could it be a submarine … or something else?
While the video is shaky, and the quality and angle of it is simply terrible, it is hard to ignore the enormous shadow visible within the river, and then what seems to be two fins that come out from the surface briefly, only to seep right back into the water. It’s also difficult to refrain from speculating that this may be a creature the world is not familiar with as of yet … or even one that has been hard to get on film over the years: The Loch Ness Monster.
MSN reported that some comments on the YouTube video speculate it could be an April Fools’ Day prank, as the video was uploaded so close to the holiday. Others think it could be a grouping of another animal, whether that be porpoises, dolphins, or seals; as these creatures have called Thames home since 2000.
While those on the internet continue to speculate, a Natural History Museum spokesperson has also chimed in, noting that nothing can be truly identified within the video, as it is not clear enough.
Will that stop the online speculations and social media commentary?
Probably not …