I always have my laptop on and am surfing the web all the time. Whenever I'm watching TV, I have to look up hundreds of things I see or hear because I need to know the answers. I'm also a map junkie. Recently I was watching yet another documentary about Sasquatch, and I wanted to see the specific places in Washington State where some of the incidents took place. While zooming over the landscape, what looked like a dice cube came into view. What the hell?
I zoomed in and found this tract of logged land, which left 5 round, perfectly spaced, circles of uncut trees. It made me wonder what it looks like if you can walk around in that bit of land.
And then that got me wondering what kinds of weird things that the satelites have captured for Google Earth and Maps. Late last year there was an article on CNN about a family in Richmond, CA which was asking Google to remove one of their satelite views which showed their son, a murder victim, dead by the side of the railroad tracks with a police car. As of that article, the image hadn't been removed. Having lived in CA I knew where to look and my curiosity got the best of me and I followed the railroad tracks through Richmond and sure enough, there was the image. You couldn't see anything gruesome, but I could totally see how inappropriate and unnerving that was. Of course I have not and would not post that here.
I decided to google something less sinister, which was of course crop circles. I easily found a listing of a few of them and decided to look them up and see if they were still part of Google Earth/Maps. Here are some images that I screen capped off the maps. I'm glad they were left on the site. The bottom two are in Avebury, England. They are man made. I was unable to find any that were deemed mysterious in origin.
Someone carved 'Wanker' into this lawn in New Zealand.
That of course made me want to see the satelite shot of the Cerne Abbas Giant in England.
I tried to find the Nazca lines in Peru but they weren't dark enough to see. Have you ever looked for weird things on Google Earth/Maps? If so, what did you find?