Weird and Creepy Things You Can Find on Google Earth
Digital geo navigation is probably one of the greatest things to ever happen in the history of mankind. Obviously, my opinion might be a little biased since I’m “directionally challenged” as some might say…
Need me to show up for a party? It better be accessible on Waze, because if I’m taking directions over the phone, or looking for that one landmark that you “absolutely cannot miss” —
I guarantee you, there’s a 97% chance that I’ll miss it, and end up 15 minutes late because I needed to circle back to another exit.
Yes- I even get lost on freeways…
Luckily, Google Earth exists, and thanks to a collaborative effort from a group of organizations known as the Base Map partner program — and help from several thousand satellites — we can find pretty much any place we need to go.
Problem is… We can also find a ton of creepy s**t, that we probably weren’t meant to… I’m talking, things that really… shouldn’t.
We’ll be diving into a list of those things and where you can find them on Google Earth.
We’re starting the list off with a banger.
There’s a wetland reserve in Jordan, called the Azraq oasis. It was established in the 70’s to protect the over 300 species of migratory birds that once used the area as a staging ground. Unfortunately, in 1992, the tributaries that fed the oasis dried up due to human influence and the birds stopped coming… Now onto the weirdosity.
Soon after, due to the emergence of satellite imaging systems, a series of wheel-like ‘geoglyphs’ was discovered in the area.
Have you ever heard of the Nazca Lines?
They’re a series of man-made structures in Peru, that create images that aren’t visible from the ground but are visible from the air.
Here’s one called “The Monkey”:
The most recent theory on the Nazca Lines, suggests that they were used in a ritual way, as a plea to the gods for water. Considering the area only sees about 20 minutes of rain per year- the theory holds up to some scrutiny.
The wheels of Azraq are similar in age to the Nazca Lines, but a few predate them by as much as 6000 years and are far more numerous. They appear thousands of times between Syria and Saudi Arabia.
One theory suggests that they’re depictions of the sun during the solstice since they line up. But no one has been able to take the speculation much further than that.
Among the Azraq wheels are a few that appear to be depicting bullseyes. The one depicted below is in Saudi Arabia, and not only is it a bullseye, but there are also arrows pointing directly to it, with lines of rocks that act as guides.
Face in the Snow
Let’s jump across the globe to a climate that’s the polar opposite of Saudi Arabia… Antarctica.
A couple minutes of Googling will tell you that there’s a lot that’s creepy about Antarctica. Why did everyone race to the south pole after WW2? What was operation High Jump really about? Is there really an entrance to the “Hollow Earth” in Antarctica as reported by Admiral Byrd?
Yes, Byrd was a real person, and he was a highly credible and sane individual, his story was also corroborated by a previous account by a man named Olaf Jansen.
All of that though is a little besides the point — peep this:
What do you see here?
Does that not look like an alien face carved into a mountain in Antarctica?
Here’s a quick video that gives a better look.
Sure, there’s a chance that wind erosion just happened to carve a symmetrical, proportionately alien face into the side of a remote mountain…
On an even more remote continent that was the focus of exploration for multiple nations, one of which was well known for exploring the occult (cough, cough Germany)....
But — it could also just be a coincidence.
Now, the pyramids that were located in the Antarctic are definitely a little easier to dismiss with a ‘scientific’ explanation.
Here’s what they look like:
As you can see, the big one on the left is pretty pyramidy. If you were to zoom out, however, you’d see that this pyramid may simply be a natural outgrowth of this mountain range. Apparently, pyramid-shaped mountains are a phenomenon that has occurred before, with the Bulandstindur (pictured below) in Iceland being the next best example.
If you played Friday Night at Freddie's, this next object may be a little familiar…
Okay, it’s not exactly as creepy as demon-possessed animatronic serial killers. But, it is definitely not something you’d expect to see from a low-orbit satellite. This 200-foot “toy bunny” is found in Italy and goes by the name Hase or Hare.
This 200 ft monstrosity is actually a knitting project.
I shit you not… A knitting project.
It took five years of work to complete and if you zoom in, you’ll see that this macabre doll actually has its entrails falling out from its abdomen.
Here’s a closer look:
Why was the creepy bunny built?
Apparently as a source of entertainment for hikers passing through the area. While the bunny still existed (it was made of biodegradable materials and decomposed), hikers were able to walk, jump and rest atop the giant bunny.
A Site of Unholy Worship
I’m definitely baiting a little bit here.
Apparently, this 1200 ft diameter pentagram located in Kazakhstan isn’t a gigantic site for summoning demons… Definitely not.
Apparently, someone had the definitely not nefarious idea, to construct this park in the shape of a pentagram. Seriously though, according to achreologist Emma Usmanova, this symbol was used because of it’s popularity during the Soiviet Union.
Of which- Kazakhstan was a member.
Creepy Dudes in Cloaks?
Unlike our face in Antartica — which in my opinion is OBVIOUSLY alien in origin — the next is just… weird.
These images first went viral after a content creator on TikTok made the shocking discovery just outside of Death Valley, California. At first glance, the scene appears to be a group of men engaged in some kind of ritual and at least one of them was late to the party…
The real story?
This is actually an art feature called the Goldwell Open Air Museum and it was designed by Belgian artist known as Albert Szukalski. His original intention was to create a piece that resembled the last supper of Jesus and his disciples.
The piece was supposed to last for 2 years in the scalding heat of the desert, but has not only stood the test of time — having lived from 1984 to now — but also has become the founding piece for the Goldwell Open Air Museum.
You can see some high Resolution photos of it right here.
The Not-So-Secret Military Base
In the Gobi Desert, you can spot a series of strange markings and structures on the ground.
It would be super fun to speculate about alien influence, demonic summoning grounds or dimensional rifts, but I’m all out of those.
Military experts have determined that the spot is actually a secret military base in China. Currently it’s being used for calibrating spy satellites and weapons testing. Despite how comparatively boring it is to the things we could make up conspiracies about, it’s still crazy that you can see something like this on Google Maps.
Wrapping it all Up
There’s a lot more than this on Google maps, but much of it was visual glitches or online trolls. The locations sited in this article aren’t online trolls. As far as my research has shown, they’re 100% real and verifiable.
Also — That face was definitely an alien carving. I’ll stand on it.