14 Weird Captures by Google Earth

A collection of mysterious photos captured by Google Earth

Google Earth happens to capture many bizarre images. Many photos are captured intentionally, and some others by accident. However, there are some events that seem weird yet astonishing.

Viral Strange invites you to look at these 14 pictures captured by Google Earth.

1. Landlocked Lips, Sudan


This long hill in the Gharb region of Sudan’s West Darfur state looks like a pair of luscious lips.

2. Fort Bourtange, The Netherlands


This fort in a star shape was built in 1593 by the orders of William the Silent. Its purpose was to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen during the time of the Eighty Years’ War.

3. Nazca Lines, Peru


The Nazca Lines cover around 450 square kilometers, and their purpose remains a mystery.

4. The Boneyard, USA


The Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, is where US military planes go to die. The Boneyard is closed from the public eye, but with Google Earth’s help, we can look at what is inside it.

5. Desert Breath, Egypt


The Desert Breath is located near Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, in the Egyptian desert. It was created in 1997 by three artists. The Desert Breath has 89 protruding cones increasing in size set in a spiral and 89 incised cones.

6. The Badlands Guardian, Canada


The Badlands Guardian is a geomorphological feature located in Canada. It looks like a human head wearing a full Aboriginal Canadian headdress.

7. Grand Prismatic Spring, USA


Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. Its colors match the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

8. Meteor Crater, USA


The crater takes place in Arizona. It was created about 50,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch.

9. Potash Evaporation Ponds, USA


The world’s reserves of potassium came from ancient oceans. After the water evaporated, the potassium salts crystallized into potash deposits. Over time, because of the upheaval in the Earth’s crust, they become potash ore.

10. Shipwreck, Iraq


In Basra, Iraq, Google Earth captured the wrecks of different ships. Some are just lying there, and others are half-submerged and covered in rust.

11. A “sea monster,” New Zealand


A long dark strip looking like a giant snake has been captured on Google Earth in New Zealand. The mystery creature appears to be too fast.

12. The Snow Saddle, Nepal


Kangtega is a mountain peak of 6,782 meters in the Himalayas. The black blob that hides it on Google Earth stays a mystery.

13. Bloody Lake, Iraq


A weird blood-red lake outside Iraq’s Sadr City gives space for speculations.

14. A strange cloud formation in Italy


An unusual object was spotted in Italy. No one knows what it is. Some people say it is a cloud formation.

Did you know how these places looked from above? Which one caught you by surprise? Tell us in the comments.

Written by Awat Dhahir

Founder and CEO at VIRAL Strange / Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live. Stay humble. Be kind. Work hard. The secret ingredient is always cheese.

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