101 Responses to “Top 17 Most Bizarre Sights on Google Earth”
Very amusing collection of images. Thanks for sharing.
Try looking at this through google earth:
Actually, the shadows of all three planes are visible at 50° 3’16.93″N latitude 8°36’21.54″E longitude. I don’t know what that means though.
On #2 all 3 planes have shadows.
Giant Indian Head w/ iPod is actually in Canada. Link 1 and 2
Excellent collection of images.
thanks for the sharing and interesting break
I see three airplane shadows. Look closely, same distance/angle from each object. One is mostly cropped, the other seems to be set on rough terrain making it almost invisible.
All are very interesting.
Thanks for the compilation.
In #2, The Aircraft Traffic Jam, you
say that only the middle aircraft has a shadow. Look closely in the places that correspond to the other airplanes and you’ll see shadows there too!
#1, the “swastika” isn’t a swastika, it’s rotating counter-clockwise.
The trees forming “ST PATRICKS” are on the north-side of South Bend, IN in Saint Patrick’s County Park.
Also if you look just west of South Bend at:
86°29′ W 41°40′ N
you will see the word “STUDEBAKER”, as if in the now closed Studebaker car company located in South Bend, written by trees.
#2 is not accurate, if you look at google map for the planes, you’ll see that there are actually 3 shadows. The one in the middle is the shadow for the first plane. Even in the picture you posted you can kinda see the tip of the shadow for the 2nd plane on the corner. I guess there really were 3 planes taking off or maybe it was a huge coincidental overlay where there was a plane and a shadow in each segment of the pictures they were putting together.
Terrific images. I enjoyed looking at them, a couple were freakingly good. The ghost ship one was one of the best images.
- Dwayne Charrington.
Hey guys, thanks for pointing out the shadows on #2. I’ve fixed that.
Thanks for the comments, we’re stoked you enjoyed the post!
The WWII plane over Huntingdon is not an unusual occurrence since it’s close to the Imperial War Museum Duxford (http://duxford.iwm.org.uk). They have a working airport there, and lots of historic planes fly there for shows and other events.
How about a happy face on the side of a hill (here)? Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
I used to be a homeless rodeo clown but now I am a world class magician !
Love the ghost ship. The Philadelphia Experiment continues…
Actually the building pictured is the n*zi svastika. The indian ‘good luck’ svastika (used by buddhists) is opposite of this picture.
CrudeDarkness….what am I suppose to be looking at exactly? could u give me a point of reference….?
Quote: ‘#1, the “swastika” isn’t a swastika, it’s rotating counter-clockwise.’
I’m right from the coast of the Aral Sea (#12). Many ships and boats are actualy over 200 km from the coastline.
Try to look at Baikanur spaceport, it is about 500 km. to the East from the Aral Sea: it is an amasing constructure built in Sooviet times… Also there are very strange things you can find on the Vozrojdenie island in the Aral Sea, it is a biological lab, where they found famous anthrax some years ago..
The Firefox logo is in wrong category. Should be in brand spamming.
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Swastika influenced design, man what were they thinking.
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Of course, the missing apostrophe ought to be placed AFTER the “s” and not before, as in “St Patricks’ Day”, rather than the commonly used, but nonetheless grammatically incorrect “St Patrick’s Day”.
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scott, go back to first grade english class. there was only one St. Patrick, for whom the holiday is named, therefore, a singular possessive. apostrophe before the s, not after. good try, though.
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If you zoom out from the swastika building complex you will see two more complexes shaped like airplanes and a field beyond that looks like it was bombed. The architect was depicting the bombing of the swastika.
Wonder why people keep leaving that fact out.
Great collection thansk!
It would be interesting to note what other details could be incorporated into this collection of photos and maps with the higher resolution commercial services that google maps offers
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This is not a Airtraffic Jam, it is just one Aircraft moving on. If you look at all three aircrafts, you will see, that they are identical except for the height thus making the rightmost bigger.
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One more (number 18): Iraq car bomb on Google Maps.
Very nice list.
Another one by Coronado island, San Diego, go to the right of the navy supply center. And youll find a floating gas island.
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Nice collection of pics. Very kool!
on the african wildlife …… those are elephants not hippos!!!!!
quite funny but some of them are a bit rubbish.
wasted 5 mins of my life lol.!
Elephants!!! Elephants!!! Not hippos! lol…
What kind of Google Earth are u using so that the buildings from the Swasticka Design are 3d???
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I found #8 to be interesting because I live in Ocala, Florida and looked up John Travolta’s house on Google Earth many times. Such a familiar picture to me.
Brand Spamming: Don’t forget about FedEx! They put their logo on top of the new arena in downtown Memphis.
The nearby Peabody Place mall did the same thing a long time before Google Earth/Maps existed though.
I live in Cambridge, Ontario and I’ve never seen that smiley or the swastika influenced building.
(Plane traffic jam) Do you guys see that there is another plane shadow on the left where the airport is and look at where the shadows and on other objects that means there are 2 shadows that you can’t see the plane of? Creepy …
the picture with the three airplanes is actually the same airplane. Shots were taken at about the same speed of the airplane. also several truck in the large picture r pictured twice
Here’s another odd thing to look at – take a look at the Schwerin Airport in Germany. You can see a blur on one of the runways, a plane either taking off or landing, I’d guess.
Companies have put their logos on tops of buildings long before Google Earth (or Keyhole) existed. It was done for planes flying over/landing, not for Google Earth. Yes, some may do it now, but not all.
Bursts of light are angels trying to save us from the chemicals in our water that cause rainbows in our sprinklers. Thank god for angels!
Boston use to have really good example like No13 (The Leaning Tower of Seattle) There were 3 building each from a different angle. Now the really cool thing about this was that it was noticeable with the default coordinates for the city.
in the second snap of the airplane traffic jam there is no overlay problem there r three shadows visible cleary(or on second thoughts maybe not so clearly but they r there try looking for them.
(Aircraft Traffic Jam) I actually looked at the real map and found 5 shadows for 3 planes.
And MAMO noticed the Elephants on the Google pic. If you go to the real map by clicking under the pic. You’ll see hundreds of hippos.
Thank you for the great pics!
“Coca Cola who used 70,000 empty coke bottles for their logo on a hillside in Chile.”ok so basically coke just dumped a bunch of empty plastic bottles in a foreign country to make an advertisement…and nobody thinks there’s anything wrong with that?
This one should be added to brand spamming. As far as i remember mens magazine Maxim was one of the first of the Google Earth brand spams.
It also deserves a mention coz the cover features hot as hell Eva Longoria
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The John Travolta one is not 100% right. JT did not build the air strip. He bought into a development called Jumbolair that had a pre-existing airstrip that could accommodate his plane. This is the airstrip where 5 kids died last year in a BMW when they skidded off the end of the runway…
Actually your missing one sighting that is really weird and it is right where I live check it out: this is real and happens to be right at my spot , little scary….
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Any one with little AP Interpretation knowledge will definitely differentiate between African elephants and that of hippos !!!
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What an interesting article. Bizarre bizarre bizarre indeed.
“there are shadows for those airplanes on #2″
said in stupid whiney voice
uh you are all a bunch of f’in dumbies thats why that part of the message is crossed out. and you dont ALL have to say it, its not so important it needs 15 confirmations, say something smart or dont say it at all. jeez is everyone 5 years old who posts on here?
Looks like Travolta’s home is the first in a fly-in community development called “Jumbolair”, no doubt owned by Travolta. Note the cul-de-sacs next to the runway. Here’s the website I found: http://www.jumbolair.com/
I have actually delivered specialty fuels several times to the pictured Ford test track when I drove a tanker out of the Texas panhandle. You can’t see that sign anywhere from the ground.
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Who said it was *plastic* bottles? Could be glass bottles …
That said, what’s wrong is the whole Coca Cola company in the first place, sure.
Nice collection. Thanks!
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Very funny! thanx for sharing.
Great list! I always like seeing the odd stuff popping up around Google Earth.
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I’ve never seen the truck crash. I wonder how many other weird things are still on Google Earth yet to be found?
Hey Great pics … but can anyone tell me why there are patches at the north and south poles. Is there something there we are not supposed to see? Check them out for yourselves they are placed at exactly the 80 degree lines of latitude upwards. Read also the log of Admiral Richard Byrd if you can get your hands on it.
Accualy the picture with the 3 airplanes, they all have shadows..
These interesting satellite images, and many others, are available on SatelliteSights.com (a Google Earth and Google Maps sightseeing community).
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#9 RE: African Wildlife……Hey guys those aren’t hippos…those are elephants…..I think this is very obvious don’t you think so too…..geee whizzzz
These really make me wounder who is looking down on me.It’s amazing the era we live in. I think I will take a trip over to Google earth and see what’s up
Here’s a pic that can only be described as a missile flying over a national forest in Utah.
How often are the pictures updated?
Is it possible to see (say) UK in the Autumn? or in the winter (Leafless)
I live at NP7 0DD & have a perfect view of where I live ( old Flannel weaving mill) but I would like to see the river Clydach just 15Metres away but it is covered with trees in full leaf
that’s cool. but every one knows, these are not full pictures. it all depends on the staelitte position.
any way good stuff.
If you look those 3 planes actually have 4 shadows. Look up and to the right of the planes and you can see each of their shadows but there’s one extra.
Just east of Air Force Academy are 2 weird UFO’s (likely trainers). The strange thing is the colored contrails that match the colors of the objects. 38 59′ 52.00″N 104 59′ 59.00″W
Some great finds here. You gotta laugh at some of the UFO ‘sightings’ identified by some G earth followers – that beam of light above is indeed a link to a parallel universe. There are others you know, just off route 66 also…
Mike. you are the dipshit.
That is a swastika. counter clock wise is right.
maybe you should look again.
The leaning buildings are quite awesome. It is a real new type of art
Thats not the only place Ford has spammed take a look at Ford field in Detroit.
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