Many of us have binged the new season of the Netflix TV show ‘Black Mirror’ as soon as it came out on June 15. While we’re more like a “one episode a day” kind of watchers, the new season has proven to provide plenty of plot twists, captivating storytelling, thoughtful camera work and a mild existential crisis. The plot twists were plentiful in the ‘Loch Henry’ episode, telling the gruesome tale of a seemingly quaint Scottish village in the Highlands.
Since ‘Black Mirror’ aired, thousands of people have taken to the internet to search for whether Loch Henry is real. In the past month, Google has seen a surge in searches, reaching 10,000 curious inquests wondering if the place truly exists. What is more, Amazon Slots revealed that the biggest searchers were, in fact, us Scots!
To be fair, we don’t blame them, because, well… Of the gazillion lochs that exist in Scotland. There’s a loch or a glen on every corner, so we can’t possibly rule out Loch Henry until we know for sure!
The episode follows a young couple that travels to a quiet Scottish town to start work on a nature documentary, yet finds themselves drawn to a sinister but mysterious local story involving shocking events of the past. ‘Loch Henry’ is the second episode of the latest season of the famed Black Mirror, the British anthology television series imagined by Charlie Brooker.
Is Loch Henry a real place?
However, we can now confirm that Loch Henry is actually near our beloved Loch Lomond located just a mere 45 minutes away from Glasgow. However, the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond were not the only ones used in the episode.
Loch Long near the stunning village of Arrochar was also used in the episode, with the show’s creator, Brooker, saying: “We shot the episode by Loch Long in a village called Arrochar, near the Argyll Forest. We’ve shot in some amazing locations, and it’s been a visually stunning environment to work in.”
A spokesperson for Amazon Slots commented on the data, saying: “The findings indicating a significant increase in Google searches for a Loch Henry following the release of Black Mirror season six are intriguing and reflect the powerful influence that media and entertainment can have on public interest and curiosity.”