Google Earth is the eye of the world. With few clicks it allows us to make stunning discoveries and view the world from the sky… something that was unbelievable decades ago.
The first thing we do, at least the first thing I do, is zoom in my house on Google Earth, but some people took it way further than their house and discovered things that are interesting, to say the least.
Here are 12 of the scariest and weirdest things found on Google Earth, and they will make you question everything
1. SEA MONSTER, ANTARCTIC
Originating in Scandinavian folklore, the kraken is usually depicted as an aggressive cephalopod-like creature capable of destroying entire ships and dragging sailors to their doom. It appears that the creature migrated to Antartica, according to this image. It sure is difficult to see the creature’s head or tail from this blurry image, but it’s clear that something bizarre is hiding down there. If that’s not enough proof, this image is captured south-west of Deception island. Makes it even more spooky…
2. GIANT CLAY FACE, CANADA
There’s a huge face in the clay in Alberta, Canada, also known as the “Badlands Guardian” or, for obvious reasons, the “Indian Head.” Although it might look like someone wasted their life carving this by hand, it’s actually the work of Mother Nature as discoveries suggests.
3. UFO BASE, ANTARCTICA
When UFO’s are mentioned, we peek our eyes wider to answer the dawning question: are we alone in the universe? This image taken in Antartica did just that: it turned out UFO conspiracy theorists into a frenzy because it looks like something from outer world made it to land their spooky unidentified objects. Others, on the other hand, think it’s nothing more than a cave. It’s interesting to note that many discoveries are yet to be made in Antarctica because experts claim the ice is hiding very intriguing proofs about humanity in distant past… and probably something out of this world.
4. GIANT CAT, CHILE
This giant figure, 390 feet from top to bottom so called the “Atacama Giant” – which resides in a particularly desolate environment – was worshipped between 1000 and 1400 AD. Even thou it looks like a cat put her pawns in electric socket, it was Chile’s deity for about 400 years. But why would they make it so it looks to the sky? Did they saw something we didn’t? Hmmm…
5. SEA MONSTER, NEW ZEALAND
Pita Witehira, a local engineer who spotted it on the ground, told Daily Mail Australia that it had likely been caused by a beast 40 foot long. “‘It’s way too wide for a shark and way too long,” he insisted. “It’s got to have a lot of weight under the water to create that kind of drag.” The waves it made from the side is somewhat an evidence that the alleged “monster” was moving somewhere. Hopefully away from the beach…
This image is removed from Google Maps, but luckily we have the thing called “screenshot” to make it stay forever.
6. DESERT CIRCLES, LIBYA
Each of these giant round holes in the desert is around 3500 feet wide. It seems that Libya has a thing for this circles.
However, these aquifers are a legacy from around 10 000 years ago, when this territory was home to rivers and lakes that were regularly replenished with rains. Heavy amounts of rainfall seeped underground to saturate subsurface sandstone, percolating as deep as four kilometres. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), total aquifer reserves have been estimated at 120 000 cubic kilometres.
7. DESERT CIRCLE, IRAQ
If Libya can have circles in the middle of the desert, Iraq can create the same thing! However this circle doesn’t look like it serves an actual purpose and it’s imperfect shape suggests that it was man made. Why did they do it then? To welcome UFO’s? We will never know…
8. STRANGE SYMBOLOGY, NEW MEXICO
At first glance, it looks like a symbol made to communicate with the ones looking from above, but it’s actually the work of the Church of Spiritual Technology. The symbols are displayed at the Scientology-affiliated institution’s Trementina Base in New Mexico. And, in addition to it looking rather cool from space, the facility’s purpose is to preserve the work of L. Ron Hubbard, the church’s founder.
9. GIANT SEAHORSE, QATAR
There’s something connected with the desert and circles. This aerial shot was taken in Qatar over the small peninsula, and the perfect correlation between each circle makes it look like a giant seahorse which is kind a cute and strange. Is there any symbolism here? It makes you wonder…
10. GREEN CIRCLES, NEVADA
Again, deserts and circles do fit together, and just like anywhere in the world, Nevada has their own circular wonders too. These bright green ones belong to the Eureka County Public Works. There’s nothing out of this world about these circles, but they do look out of place viewed from the sky…
11. SAND SPIRAL, EGYPT
If we didn’t know the story behind this bizarre constellation-looking creation in Egypt we would easily mistake it for something out of this world, but it’s actually a one-million-square-foot installation, created by artists Alexandra Stratou, Stella Constantinides and Danae Stratou, that’s been created since 1997. It even has a name: Desert Breath, which is kinda cool if you ask me.
12. DANCING MAN, MONGOLIA
The last image, the dancing man beside the Tuul River, is in Mongolia’s Gorkhi-Terelj Park and it’s quite famous spot for vacationers and rock climbers. Is he really dancing, or he is running away from a monster that’s been perished through the sands of time? It’s a mystery to be discovered.
This article was originally inspired from Scribol