We're all pretty familiar with Google Earth and Google Street View at this point — in fact, the two services have probably come in handy for you more times than not. However, if you happen to be one of the rare few that have never used it, allow us to explain: Google has cameras all around us, documenting our streets and our skies, all the time. It's that simple. And while the footage is intended to help us understand our surroundings better, it also happens to give us some insight into the weird and sometimes terrifying things that are happening around the world at any given time.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happen when Google cams go rogue.
Okay, okay, maybe it's not that dramatic. To no fault of its own, the Google camera infrastructure has to capture everything on film — that means the good, the bad, and the downright strange. These are some of it's most bizarre snaps, taken across the world and at different times. #16 simply cannot be explained.
#1. First, there's this perplexing situation.
The object on the left looks like a truck, but what’s on the right appears to be a UFO. What exactly is going on here?
#2. Did Google Earth capture a crime in progress?
It’s hard to say for sure, but whatever is going on down there isn’t good.
#3. Then there's the pesky issue of this lake.
Sadr City in Iraq has a blood-red lake that no one can explain. It looks like a building, but nope. You could go swimming in there.
#4. And here, Google Earth caught a screenshot of something awful.
Apparently. this is a still of footage of a woman being kidnapped.
#5. Google Earth isn't just for land, either.
This strange image was in 2016 near Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Scientists don’t know what it is, but they think it could be what caused a mysterious sound they heard in the ocean last year.