Skeleton of Loch Ness Monster Found by Dog Walker-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Photos of what appear to be the skeletal remains of the Loch Ness Monster have gone viral on social media.
These photos don’t show the Loch Ness Monster’s skeletal remains.
The story appeared to have started with a social media post of photos that appear to show the skeletal remains (and intestines) of an animal that appears to be the Loch Ness Monster with the caption: “A dog walker out of the shores of Loch Ness has just stumbled across this. Has Nessy been found? Or someone playing a fascinating prank?”
Blog sites and, most notably, the U.K.’s Daily Mail quickly picked up the story. The story was quickly shared thousands of times and hundreds of people commented, many joking that Nessy’s demise could be related to the U.K. voting to leave the European Union.
The first sign that the photos aren’t real is that it would seemingly be impossible for the Loch Ness Monster’s intestines to be perfectly preserved despite the rest of its carcass having rotted away.
And the final deathblow to this rumor came when reports surfaced that the photos were actually taken on a set during the filming of an unnamed television show.