Sometimes people take advantage of Google maps and the convenience of the fact that people always have access to endless directions and street view images of just about every place in the world. But if you think of how those pictures are captured, you won't be surprised that there is probably some strange footage of people and places that have been discovered in the process. From unidentified holes in the ground to secret science labs in the middle of nowhere to flying rabbits, the Google street view car has captured some crazy and captivating images while trying to photograph the streets of the world.
The Car in the Lake on Google Maps
You never know what you're going to find when you go into Google maps and take a look at the street view of your neighborhood. This man was searching when he found a mysterious sight in the lake of his neighborhood. It looked like a car and when he reported it to the police, they ended up discovering and solving a whole mystery that was unsolved for over 22 years.
They found the body of a 40 year old man who had disappeared over twenty years prior. The police had pretty much given up all hope that they would ever solve this mystery.
When the Google Street View Car Was a Carriage
Did you ever stop to think that the Google street view car is not necessarily a car in every place in the world? Maybe you have seen that in some countries they have used a camel (for the desserts) and for others, like this small village in Romania, they use a horse and carriage. It looks like that is how they roll in Letea, Tulcea, Romania...and it seems it did the trick.
It's funny to think that they have modern conveniences such as a fancy Google street camera and yet there are no cars. Maybe the village does not allow cars.
They Spotted a Flying Rabbit
Did you know that rabbits can fly? Well, you probably did not, since under normal circumstances, they can't. However, this photo that was captured by a Google street view car in Poland is showing something a little different than the normal narrative. Not only does this rabbit appear to be flying, but it is doing it casually and gracefully. Maybe rabbits are just busy hiding this side of them from the world.
This really looks like something that came right out of a children's story book. The rabbit that could fly in Poland. Maybe someone should use it as inspiration.
The Secret Science Lab
You really never know what you'll find when you zoom into random places on Google maps. You could find some really awesome locations or you could find some really shady things. This person seemed to find a secret science lab in the middle of nowhere (well it looks like it's not so secret now that it has been revealed by Google street view). You'd think that they would have given it a more creative name.
If this really was a super secret science lab, they probably would have called it something like "Rest Stop" or something that would not arouse suspicion.
Not Something You Want to Be Caught on Camera
Being a Google Streets view car driver must be a pretty boring and tiring job at times. You are literally just driving around all day with a camera on top of your car. You have to go to some very remote and strange places that probably do not have any facilities or places to go to the bathroom. This man is the proof. However, he probably should have turned off the camera before he started doing his business.
This is not really the type of thing that you want to be on camera. However, at least he turned around before he relieved himself on camera.
A QR Code in Made Out of Trees
Some places are getting very creative when it comes to their methods of bringing in tourism. However, the Xinhua village in China just might take the cake. They have created a massive QR code out of thousands of trees that people can scan from the sky. Who wouldn't be tempted to try it out and see what they have to offer? If they are creative enough to create this, their potential tourism should also be intriguing.
Who is reading this and tried to scan the QR code just so that they could see what all the hype is about in this Xinhua Village in China? It's too hard to resist.
A Very Interesting Type of Island to Find
Can you imagine glancing at all the islands that are around the world on Google maps and then suddenly seeing this? You would probably be caught very off guard and maybe (pleasantly surprised), but definitely left with a lot of other questions. Do people live on this island? Is it an island only of men? Or is it only for women and that is why it is shaped like that?
It is also inteteresting that no one else really knows much about this island and has never heard of it before this Google maps photo.
They Found Mothman Roaming in the Forest
Did you ever wonder if Mothman actually exists? If you ever had doubts or slight suspicions, your proof is finally here, thanks to Google street view. While filming in Mcclintic Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia, this image was captured. The Mothman looks a little caught off guard and surprised that someone was able to capture him on camera. He is not used to people or things being in his neck of the woods.
If you live near Point Pleasant in West Virginia, then you should be on the lookout for this Mothman when you take walk in the woods.
Is It a Rainbow or a Plane
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a...rainbow. It is a little confusing at first when you see this image of what appears to be a rainbow airplane flying in the sky. After looking at it, you are still confused if it is an airplane or if it's a rainbow that seems to just be in the shape of an airplane. Whichever one it still leaves you with many unanswered questions.
This is a pretty cool airplane or glitch in the matrix...or whatever it is. It is definitely unique and a very memorable thing that was caught on camera.
A Vortex on Karen Avenue
Did you ever think that the day would come when a street camera would capture a potential vortex? Well, here it is! On Karen Avenue in Las Vegas Nevada, you can find a very interesting house. Is it just an issue with the camera or is this truly how the house looks in real life? Either way, this image is a pretty shocking one that leaves lots and lots of questions.
If this is actually how the house is supposed to look, it's pretty impressive that they managed to make their house look like a bright green vortex into another world.
A New Type of Plant Is Growing
For those of you who have been dreaming of becoming a plant...it appears that there is hope. This woman found a way to transform herself into a plant. At least that is what it appears on the photo captured by Google street view. Although there is probably a very simple explanation for this picture, the effect is pretty interesting and makes you wonder what it would be like to become a plant growing on the beach.
This woman was just innocently going for a walk to the beach when a Google streets car captured here at the wrong moment looking like a plant instead of a human.
He Escaped Jail so Casually
You would think that if someone escaped from jail, they would not take a stroll around the perimeters of the jail they escaped from. However, it seems that this man was confident enough in their escape plan that they did not even need to run and hide, they could just walk out as if it was nothing. Little did they know that the Google camera was lurking and recording the whole thing.
This is probably not what anyone expected to capture this moment on camera, however, it looks like someone is going to head back to jail pretty soon.
The Three Legged Man
If you are looking for some of the strangest people in the world, Google Street cameras may just be the thing you needed to locate them. For example, with the help of Google street view, you can find the three legged man in Ontario. At first glance he appears very normal as he leans over and looks for something in his car. However, there is something slightly amiss in the picture.
It looks like his leg just duplicated itself and now he has three legs. Do you think this makes him walk faster or slower?
The Pyramids Have Pyramid Hats
If a tree fell in the forest with no one around, would it make a sound? This strange situation with the pyramids seems to raise a similar question. Everyone is used to seeing the pyramids in a very specific way, however, this Google Street View footage is showing something a little bit different. Is this how they look when it seems like no one is around? Maybe this is a secret they thought no one would ever know.
This would truly be an architectural feat if they were able to build a pyramid on top of a pyramid. It woud make something already quite stunning into something insanely shocking.
They Caught a House on Fire
It seems like not all the Google Street view photos are caught at the best time. This camera captured something a little shocking, pretty sad, and slightly disturbing. They captured an entire home going up in flames. It seems like a fire crew was not able to make it there very quickly as the house is on fire and no one is around to try to stop it...so it seems.
That looks like a pretty bad fire considering it is blocking just about the entire area from the camera. That was a lot of smoke from one burning house.
A Horseman in a Destroyed Forest
When you first look at this picture, you might be inclined to look directly at the horseman in the photo. Why is he sitting there with a horse head or mask on his head? But then, after a moment, you realize that there is something even stranger going on here. Not only is he sitting with a horse head on his head, but he is sitting in a destroyed forest.
Why are all of those trees cut down? How did he find this spot? Is he sitting there and thinking of who chose to cut down all of these trees and why?
The Mysterious Deep Forest Hole
Russia is a mysterious and strange place, especially as far as Google Street view is concerned. But you would probably also be very confused if you saw this when you were scrolling through the random things on Google maps in Russia. There is apparently a deep forest hole in the middle of nowhere in Russia with no other description other than "deep forest hole". No one knows why or how it is there.
From the looks of it, this is a very, very deep forest hole. It would be very interesting to know how deep this is and the history of it.
Daddy Long Legs Have Taken Over the Seattle Center
Whether this is just a fluke or if this is somehow real, will never be known. But if this is a real picture, then there is something truly terrifying. Imagine if there were actually daddy long legs that took over an entire massive building like this. It would be terrifying, to say the least. Also, those would have to be some monstrous and concerning daddy long legs based just on their size.
If people inside the Seattle Center saw what was going on on the roof, they would probably run out of there as fast as humanly possible. Who would want to stay there even a second more?
This Is the End in Normal
It is not clear what is more strange or creepier in this photo. Is it the fact that there is a massive sign that says "The End!" on the wall or is it the fact that this is located in a place called Normal, in Illinois? Should you consider this a warning if you are approaching this area or should you just be thankful that someone told you that this is the end of the road?
This doesn't necessarily have to be a creepy "The End". It could just be a sign that is telling people this is the end of the road or the city....or maybe it is the end of normal.
Is It a Dog or a Statue
Imagine walking into this house, going to visit your friend's house for the first time and you see this when you approach their home. It would be concerning and comical at the same time. This dog has a very interesting way to greet guests (or Google Street view cameras). He stands up straight, like a human, on his back legs and stares at them consistently. It's hard to tell if he is a statue or a real dog.
Either way, it is a pretty cute dog (or a statue). Who wouldn't want a statue that is that cute to have in their yard all the time?
He Saw His Chance and Took It
What would you do if you saw a Google Streets car driving through your neighborhood? Would you just let it pass, would you run and hide so that you wouldn't be captured on camera, or would you be like this man who ran outside as soon as he had the chance, with a horse head costume on his head? After all, why make for a boring little street when you could make it memorable?
There will be countless people left confused and wondering what is going on when they look at the street view for this location in the future...all because of this man who wanted to be funny.
Is It a Ninja or Is It a Cat?
It's hard to tell just from this quick picture that was captured on Google street photos, whether this is a cat or a ninja or a spider. The way that it is making its way up the wall is pretty impressive regardless of which creature it actually is. However, it is also slightly disturbing because it looks like it's actually a cat. No cat should be able to climb with that much ease.
This looks almost like the spider man version of a cat. You could say cat man or cat woman, but then again it is a cat, so that wouldn't really make that much sense.
Just Some Sheep Chilling on the Side of the Road
There's nothing to see here folks...it's just a bunch of sheep chilling on the road. It does not seem to phase or bother them that there is a car driving by...they are not interested in getting up and going anywhere. They are relaxing in the sun and they are enjoying their spot on the road. No amount of cars is going to change that. They make the rules and the cars just follow.
It must be nice to be able to be that relaxed even though you are so close to threats and potential death at any given moment. It must be very nice indeed.
The Perfect Place for a Nap
Leave it to cats to find the most comfortable and most perfect places to take a nap. They have a knack for finding the best places and this is the proof. Just look at this cat relaxing on top of the structure on this car. He could wake up and be in an entirely different city...but maybe that was his plan all along. He knew no one would see him so he could get a free ride wherever.
The cat cannot imagine that something would be made in the shape of a bed and yet it would not be technically considered a bed. After all, why make it look so similar?
What Is Going on in Alaska?
People always suspected that there was something a little strange going on in the countryside of Alaska. After all, it is a bit like no man's land there. There are so few people around that there are probably countless places that are never even seen by other humans. This, however, is the next level of strangeness...all captured thanks to the Google Street camera. It is a small older man that has his head screwed on backwards.
Maybe he is just like an owl and is able to swivel his head all the way around whenever he wants. It would be a very useful talent to have...especially in the nature in Alaska.
Worry Not... Batman Is Here
At first glance you might think that this a picture that was taken on Halloween, however, there is no actual proof of that. Maybe there is a real life Batman that runs through the streets of various towns. Or maybe this is another man who saw the Google Streets car and took his chance. He found his Halloween costume and decided to make a show for the cameras...one that would be immortalized for many years to come.
Talk about having an epic entrance or exit. This batman really knew how to do it and how to do it at the perfect timing.
Well Hello There Strange Sir
It appears that there has been an alien sighting...one that was captured thanks to the Google street view camera. This man, dressed in an astronaut or alien costume is very strangely standing on the side of the road as if he is a part of the fence. He is standing completely still and just staring. No one knows why and for how long he has been there....or for how long he will be there.
There isn't even another car around so it's not like this man just go out of his car and stood there for the camera. This one is truly baffling...why and how did he get there?
Come and Take a Picture... Is This in Selfie Mode?
If you could make an animal impersonate an older person trying to take a selfie, this would probably be it. This cat walked right up to the Google street camera and wanted to see what was going on. In the process, he also managed to take a very comical looking selfie of himself where he is appearing to be confused and lost at the same time. This is a photo for keeps!
He really does look like someone who is not tech savvy trying to figure out what is going on with the device in front of them. Did it just take a picture?
A Moment of Pure Happiness
Although most of the items on this list are strange, unusual, or shocking things that Google street car has captured, this one seems to be the exception. This is a truly beautiful moment of love and reunification that was captured at just the right time. You can only hope that this mother and daughter, and their whole family will see this photo and be able to hold it in their memories forever.
You can just feel the happiness emulating from this picture. After all, who wouldn't be happy to be reunited with their daughter or their mother?
A Different Type of Shark Attack
Most people are concerned with shark attacks only when they are in the water. Outside of the water, people usually don't think of sharks (since sharks can't survive very long on dry ground), but this house seems to be some sort of exception. They weren't safe even in the comfort of their own home from the shark as it seems. He came right into their roof and was there to stay.
The two men walking in the street don't even seem to be phased by this strange sight. It's as if they have seen it before...maybe there is something going on in this town.
The FedEx Truck Is FedUp
What is the picture of "this just isn't my day" more than this FedEx truck? This man was just out trying to deliver some packages, trying to do his job, when everything fell apart...quite literally. This truck fell apart at the hinges, right down the center. How and why is yet to be discovered, but it looks like a very strange occurrence. How is this even possible? How did this happen?
The FedEx working is just standing there calling for help. He doesn't know what to do in such a strange situation as this one. Who would have thought that he'd have to explain this?
Time for a Little Snack
Have you ever wondered what it looked like when a bear went into the water for a little snack? Well, here is your chance to see it up close and personal. This bear was looking for something to munch on when it went into the water and waited. It seemed that the fish just gathered all around him and came to him, asking to be eaten as his snack for the day.
It must be nice for your food to just swim right up to you...literally. All you have to do it get in the water and the rest just happens naturally.
They Found Spiderman in Japan
It seems like there are actually quite a few superheroes in the world. You already saw that Batman was discovered on a road in the middle of nowhere, and now you see that Spiderman is also on the loose. Spiderman was found on rooftops in Japan. Hopefully, it was a real spiderman trying to do good in the world and not just someone dressing up for the camera and the show.
This spiderman looks like the real deal. He is ready to jump off of that roof and save someone, maybe the camera will capture the entire thing.
Everything Has Been Duplicated
Have you ever wondered what it would look like to see a glitch in the matrix? You always hear this phrase but can you visualize what it actually means? This picture that was captured from the Google Street camera may help you to get a better idea. There are three sets of everything here. Three (or four) of the exact same couple walking past the exact same shop on the same road.
Although this is probably just a strange malfunctioning part of the camera that took this photo, it's hard not to try to claim that it's a glitch in the matrix instead.
Riding a Victorian Bicycle With a Penguin
Just when you think you have seen it all, Google street view proves you wrong. There is nothing out of the ordinary about riding a bike, however, once the bike looks like this one, it seems like there is some explaining to do. This person is riding a Victorian era bicycle as if it is completely normal. To make matters even crazier, they have a penguin riding in the back seat!
Where was this photo captured, it is quite a strange sight to see and there isn't really any location that would justify just a strange combination of events occurring at once.
Some Creatively Named Streets in Canada
It seems like someone had had enough of street naming and by the time they got to this town in Nova Scotia, they simply did the first few things that came to their mind. This neighborhood has streets called "This", "That", and "The Other Street". It must be pretty difficult to explain to a delivery person where you live. Imagine them calling and trying to say, no not This Street, That Street, next to The Other Street.
Hello, sir do you live on That Street number 202 or This Street number 202? It almost sounds like the set up for a comedy gig, but this is reality.
She Was Trying to Escape Salem
How far will a witch go to escape Salem Massachusetts? It looks like they will actually go pretty far. This witch made her way all the way down to Argentina in her attempt to escape. However, it looks like she ran into some difficulties at her final destination. Something went wrong with her flying habits and she had a bit of an accident, leaving her in a bit of a pickle.
It doesn't help that the entire background of this photo is eerie and scary, with the dark, looming skies that look like there is a storm coming in the distance.
A New Kind of Monster From the Sea
Imagine you are walking on the road by the beach when all of a sudden this creature comes up out of the water and starts walking in front of you. You might be convinced that sea monsters actually do exist after all. Clearly, there is some proof to that, however, as this Google street view camera has captured. They only managed to get a picture of this creature from the back.
The creature doesn't look so much like a monster and appears a little bit more like a friendly seaweed covered person.