If you had Loch Ness monster on your 2020 bingo card, congrats. The term was trending on Wednesday morning yet again.

What’s going on with the Loch Ness monster?

  • The Loch Ness monster made international headlines Wednesday after the Daily Mail — a U.K. tabloid — published an article centered around a tourist’s photo that showed a creature rising in the water.
  • The headline suggested the creature “looks like Nessy” — a nickname for the fable creature, the Loch Ness monster.
  • The tourist — Steve Challice — reportedly took the photos when he was in Scotland. He posted them online thereafter.
  • But the Daily Mail admits the photos might not be real: “Some doubt the photos are real and think they may have been photoshopped.”

So why are people talking about it?

I don’t want to spend too much time on this. But social media hopped on the discussion mainly to point out yet another horrifying and mystic moment of 2020. Murder hornets, a global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands, and the death of Kobe Bryant are among some other top headlines this year that have had people looking down on 2020.