POLICE were called out to investigate a “skull” spotted at the bottom of a mysterious pool – only to discover a tree trunk.
Gavin Kelly took pictures of the Torwood Blue Pool in Tor Wood, Falkirk, on Saturday and later noticed a skull-like object lurking under the water.
After posting the picture online, internet users went into meltdown with suggestions about the true nature of the nature of the object.
Gavin, from Cowie, Stirling, wrote: “As I zoomed in to show them. What I saw next to it spooked me straight away. seems to look like a skull. What do you think. I going back up soon to see what it really is.”
He added: “That’s me just back from showing the police the blue pool and the mystery of the skull.
“They are sending a team up at some point tomorrow morning that’s all I know at the moment. They said at some angles it definitely looks like a skull but at others it doesn’t look like one.”
A later picture showed two uniformed officers standing by the edge of the pool and shinging torches into the water.
Online, Kerry Gentle wrote: “Probs a Halloween mask, no?”
Christy Duff said: “Probably a Halloween skull thrown in to cause panic.”
Jeannie Tong commented: “Looks like a skull…”
Malcolm Reah responded: “That’s most certainly a skull”
But Police Scotland were able to clear up the mystery today.
A spokesman confirmed: “The item has now been viewed and it’s not a skull – it’s a tree trunk.”
Mystery has long surround the blue pool, named after its unusual colouring, with it’s purpose still and origins still unknown.
Located in a rural forrest, the pool is only accessible by foot and is around one-mile from the village of Denny.