If I said I want to show you a picture of a dark coloured unknown sea creature with humps rising above the water’s surface, you’d probably think I was talking about the Loch Ness Monster. But the latest images of a “sea monster” come from somewhere far more populated – the River Thames in the centre of London.
Pictures first appeared in April of a black shape moving in the waters of the river close to the Millennium Dome. A tourist uploaded the footage on his mobile phone from a cable car in Greenwich. The creature quickly submerged back into the water; it’s wake clearly visible.
A week later, an 18-second video, taken much closer to the river, surfaced of a similar creature. The video captured a dark shape moving down the river against the current also creating a pronounce wake.
Immediately, a theory was proposed that the two videos showed some kind of strange submarine operating in the Thames. Sceptics, as you might have guessed, dismissed the videos as an April Fool’s Day joke. Others suggested the creature was a perhaps a large, common animal, such as a whale. They might not be too far off. There are famous incidents of strange creatures floating around the murky waters of the Thames including a bottle-nosed whale that somehow ended up swimming around London for several days back in 2006.