Sometimes surprises are hidden even in neighboring streets: 30 strange places on Google Maps (31 photos)

16 April 2024

When we turn to Google Maps, we usually know what we're looking for: for example, the fastest way to our favorite pizzeria or where our best friend's new apartment is. But have you ever spent time on this app just exploring your surroundings? According to the folks at the Google Maps Oddities subreddit, there's a lot to see, from disappearing horses and flying hares to three-legged car owners and mysterious laboratories in the middle of nowhere.

1. A 40-year-old man disappeared after a party. 22 years later, a local resident spotted a car in the lake on Google Maps. The skeleton of a missing man was found inside.

2. “In Letea, Tulcea, Romania, a cart was used instead of a Google Maps car.”

3. Excuse me, what?

4. Is this a bird? This is a plane? No, it's... a flying hare in Poland! 49.9179962,19.9373255

5. "The Google Maps driver forgot to turn off the recording"

6. “In an attempt to boost tourism, Xinhua Village in China built a giant QR code from 130,000 trees so it could be scanned by airplanes.”

7. "Does this count as weird?"

8. "Is the plane reaching warp speed?"

9. "Found in a panorama in the middle of the McClintic Wildlife Management Area near Point Pleasant, West Virginia."

10. “The matrix seems to be discharging.”

11. "A New Type of Plant"

12. Burning house

13. “Doctor, my hair is a little longer than usual.”

14. Escaped prisoner spotted outside the prison

15. Netflix made a whole animated series about this

16. Google Earth finally revealed the truth about the pyramids

17. “Deep forest hole” (Abyisky ulus, Sakha Republic, Russia). 67.8961230, 145.1598760

18. Censorship

19. "Downtown Seattle is overrun by giant spiders! Run, for there is no escape from their hunger!"

20. The word "End!" lined with shipping containers outside the Rivian auto plant in Normal, Illinois (40.5140640, -89.0546155)

21. A low overpass knocked the Streetview camera off the car

22. Blurry Bomber B2

23. “I was looking at a house I’m thinking of buying on Street View and found a mysterious naked yeti

24. "There's a Jeep (?) in a pond near Key West, Florida."

25. GOT IT!

26. "The Declaration of Love I Found on the Island of Gotland, Sweden"

27. "Red Indian Lake, Newfoundland, with a winter square around Millertown"

28. "A distorted view of a child's bedroom found in the Atlantic Ocean. Coordinates -51.2630635,8.3682772"

29. "Strange Object Near White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico"

30. “Found a sinking barn in the middle of nowhere in Finland.”

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