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9 of the freakiest images found on Google Maps

The world is a strange place, but what happens when the strange places are caught on camera?

Wait, aliens don’t actually exist... do they?

1) Giant Triangle, Wittmann, Arizona, USA
33.747252, -112.633853

When you think of triangles, a  whole host of symbolic meanings may arise:  The Bermuda Triangle, The Illuminati, Pink Floyd, Alt J etc. This simple polygon seems to carry some sort of significance wherever it goes. However, what is the significance of having a huge triangle in a desert in Arizona?

2) Mysterious Pattern, Nevada, USA
37.629562, -116.849556

More importantly, how do these triangles get there? Spooooooky. Coincidence? I think not.

3) The Badlands Guardian, Walsh, Alberta, Canada
50° 0’38.20″N 110° 6’48.32″W

This natural earth formation is said to resemble a human head wearing a full aboriginal-style headdress formed through weather-driven erosion. The world is a weird and wonderful place.

4) Big Friendly Giant, Huara, Tarapacá, Chile
19°56’56.96″S 69°38’1.83″W

If you look closely, you can see the image of the Atacama Giant. This is the largest prehistoric anthropomorphic figure in the world (119 metres). Apparently, the head could tell what season it would be depending on its alignment with the moon.

5) Mysterious patterns, Trementina, NM 88439, USA
35°31'25.3"N 104°34'21.1"W

According to an author named John Sweeney, these overlapping circles are a marker of bunkers for the Church of Scientology. These symbols are said to be a guide for Scientologists after escaping from 'Armaggedon' and returning to Earth.

6) UFO in Romania?
45°42'12.4"N 21°18'07.6"E

This peculiar object was spotted in rural Romania- could it be a UFO? (or maybe just a water tank). Who said aliens didn't exist?

7) Tamagawa-josui sidewalk

Anything goes in Japan, even walking around with a pigeon mask on your head. Does this remind anyone else of a Black Mirror episode?

8) Mysterious desert pattern, China
40.452107, 93.742118

All these desert patterns start to make you wonder: What are they? How did they get there? Could it be a method of communication used by the supernatural?

9) Shipwreck, Basrah, Iraq
30.541634, 47.825445

Here is shipwreck in Iraq. It appears so close to land, I wonder how it happened...

Images all sourced from Google Maps (26/06/18)