Here are 14 of the most shocking google earth finds. From pigeon headed people to the mysterious red lake this list will completely shock you.
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10- Murder Scene – When you first spot this scene from Google Earth you may think you’re accidentally tuning in to an episode of CSI – it very suspiciously looks like a trail of blood from a body being dragged onto a dock. Creepy, right? Well, the real story is less scary. It’s actually just a trail of water left by a dog who had gone swimming.
9- Google Maps alphabet – A graphic designer from Australia is the first person to compile images from
Google Earth that depict all 26 letters of the alphabet. It took Rhett Dashwood six months to find each letter, refining his search on the area of Victoria and not photo shopping or rotating the images.
8- Swastika building – Whoopsie! We’re guessing when the plans for this building were being created in 1967, the architects didn’t consider that one day we’d have satellite technology showing the world aerial views of everything under the sun. If they had, they may have scrapped this design. Built to be a naval base in San Diego, the four unconnected buildings bear a striking resemblance to a swastika. The Navy has said they will spend more than $600,000 to mask the shape.
7- Pigeon masks – And on to the creepy portion of our list. Imagine you’re walking down the street and you’re suddenly being stared down by a group of human sized pigeons. They don’t speak a word, but instead follow you with their creepy pigeon eyes. That’s exactly the situation that can be seen when you check out a certain spot in Tokyo using Google Street view. The whole thing was set up by a bunch of bloggers who saw the Google camera and got an idea. Creepy none the less.
6- Shipwrecked SS Ayrfield with Trees – Also known as “The Floating Forest,” the Shipwrecked remains of SS Ayrfield rest in the Homebush Bay, near Sydney Australia. Built in 1911 in the UK and registered in Sydney in 1912, the ship was used to transport supplies to American troops stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was retired in 1972 and sent to Homebush Bay where several other vessels were laid to rest and still float in the bay today.
5- Parking Lot for Fighter Jets – Here’s something you don’t see every day. It looks as though a fighter jet is conspicuously parked in a residential parking lot. Some argue the jet is a Dassault Aviation office located in that complex, while others say the jet is actually a full scale model replica of a jet used by students at the University of Paris. Whatever the explanation, it definitely makes you do a double take.
4- Melting New Baltimore, New York – All it took was an equipment glitch to get people talking about the “portal to hell.” Google street view picked up images of the town that looks to be melting and completely distorted. Reddit users went crazy when the pictures were first discovered and the town earned the nickname “Meltsville.” Some master internet sleuths even took a trip to New Baltimore to make sure all was well. It was.
3- The Most Phallic Building – And the award for the most phallic building goes to… this church? Yep, not only is it an unfortunately shocking shape, but it’s also a church. The Christian Science Church, located in Dixon, Illinois has gone viral since the aerial view was noticed. The church does have a sense of humor about the situation, stating on their Facebook page “a giant fig leaf is coming soon to protect its modesty.” The best part? The church’s motto is “Rising Up.”
2- Horsehead guy – Oh Scotland! This guy can be seen on a quiet street in Aberdeen, Scotland just hanging around, with the head of a horse. He’s never been identified, but we like to think somewhere, right now, he’s smiling to himself, knowing he is “the” Horseboy from Google Earth.
1- Rainbow Plane – First posted on Reddit, the rainbow plane looks like a magical, mystical aircraft, piloted by unicorns on trips to the moon. Not really – it’s actually just an effect from the camera – for some reason it’s picking up the reds, greens and blues separately at different times. It’s answering the question of what happens when a plane flies through a Google Earth shot. Well, this happens.