Strange Images Captured By Google Earth That Will Keep Your Mind Wondering
If you’re a travel fanatic then you’ve probably stumbled across Google Earth once or twice. But just in case you’ve never heard of it, Google Earth uses satellite imagery to capture pictures of the Earth. It allows people to travel all over the world without having to leave the comfort of their own home. Oddly enough, sometimes Google Earth captures some pretty strange things and we’ve compiled a list of them for you today.
This strange arrangement of lines can be found in China’s Gobi Desert.
It’s caused a bit of commotion among people, but the most common explanation is that it’s actually a Yagi antenna array, which is used to track weather for atmospheric research.
This extremely large pentagram was spotted on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir in Kazakhstan.
While your imagination is probably running wild about the possibility of witches and evil ceremonies, this isn’t actually that scary. AsEmma Usmanova told Live Science that “It is the outline of a park made in the form of a star.” Stars were pretty popular symbols during the Soviet era, and the roadways in the park really bring out the star shape.
S.S. Jassim was once the largest shipwreck visible on Google Earth.
Unfortunately, due to it finally sinking off the coast of Sudan in December 2003, the shipwreck is no longer visible on Google Earth. But at least we still have the images of it!
It looks as if aliens made these strange markings in Mesa Huerfanita, New Mexico, but it was actually done by something a bit more creepy than extraterrestrial life.
These symbols were actually done by Scientologists. According to the Washington Post, “The symbol marks a ‘return point’ so loyal staff members know where they can find the founder’s works when they travel here in the future from other places in the universe.” Don’t worry Scientologists, no one wants to go to your secret places, so you’re safe.
People have been speculating about this “bloody lake” in Iraq for years.
The lake, found in Sadr City, Iraq, was first noticed in 2007. People have been coming up with theories about the red water ever since. Including a theory about slaughterhouses in the area dumping their blood in the lake. But an official explanation of this odd occurrence has never been given.