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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
When looking at it from an aerial perspective it looks like the face of an ancient Egyptian. It's 100% natural and is known as the Badlands Guardian.
As soon as that snakelike mark showed itself people immediately began talking about old tales of sea monsters. But when you zoom in further, a boat can be seen. So more than likely the "snake" is actually just the trail that the boat made.
This 100-foot-tall sculpture can be found in Hunters Hall Park in Craigmillar, Scotland and was done while Jimmy was sitting in prison.
The planes located here have been retired. They are brought here for storage or to be stripped for their parts to be resold.
Even though it looks like someone dragged a body down the dock, what actually happened will make you smile. Apparently, a dog took a dip in the water and ran up and down the dock to dry itself off.
The sculpture, which takes up about 25 acres of land, was actually made by three Greek female artists in March of 1997.
General Company of Ports of Iraq believes that there are approximately 36 shipwrecks down there. Wow! Why are so many ships wrecking right there? Seems suspicious.
We're just kidding. What you're looking at isn't black hole. Kangtega is a major mountain peak of the Himalayas in Nepal. The black hole is the peak of the mountain. The peak reaches the height up 22,250 feet into the air. Does anyone know why the peak shows up black?
The formation is created by two ridges that stretch a half a mile long in the Gharb, Darfur, in Sudan.
The mass of this thing is huge. It's almost 4,000 feet wide and over 550 feet deep.
But this is actually Fort Bourtange, which can be found in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 and is now home to a museum.
The ancient geoglyphs are over 1,200 feet wide. They are believed to have been created between 500 BC and 500 AD. Scientists have no idea why they were put there or what they were used for.
What you're looking at is the eroded land, due to extreme temperatures and toxic fumes let out by the fighter jets.
But if you didn't any better, you would think that the ocean was going to pour out onto the land below.
Grand Prismatic Spring can be found in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. It looks as if someone painted it there.
Google Earth caught an image of a horrible car accident. Hopefully everyone was okay.
Costa Concordia wrecked in January of 2002 off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy. The cruise ship found itself sinking after hitting a submerged rock.
It was built in 1878 but was unfortunately destroyed in 2008. There's a lot of speculation about how this horrible fire was started. Two teenage boys were arrested and charged with arson.