With the advance in technology, there’s hardly anything that’s not possible in today’s world. There’s hardly anything that we can’t see or do in today’s world because of the technology. True, it’s pretty incredible that with the technology we can see just about anywhere in the world, know or learn the culture of any country in the world. We can wander along the shores of just about any country, see the vibrant lifestyle and culture of the people or even try our luck at getting a glimpse of the Himalayas. That’s incredible, isn’t it? But, technology is not all about good or positive things. Sometimes, it can reveal some of Earth’s dark, creepy side of things which we never imagine.
Here is a list of some dark and creepy Google Earth images that will keep you up at night. Take a look.
1. The 100-foot-tall structure at Hunters Hall Park in Craigmillar, Scotland.
This piece was created by Scottish gangster and convicted murderer Jimmy Boyle, who designed the sculpture while he was still in prison.
2. The satellite image of an airplane graveyard at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base located outside of Tucson, Arizona.
It’s where retired planes were either kept for storage or have their parts removed for reuse or resale.
3. The crimson-colored body of water in Iraq’s Sadr City.
Theories abound, the most gruesome of which states that it’s because nearby slaughterhouses dump blood in there, but an official explanation hasn’t been given.
4. The Nazca Lines in southern Peru
It is said that there are a series of ancient geoglyphs that can only be appreciated from the sky. The largest figures are up to 370 m long and are believed to have been created between 500 BC and 500 AD. It is said that their purpose and how they were so masterfully created so long ago is still a mystery.
5. The odd image of Fort Bourtange in Bourtange village, Groningen, Netherlands.
Built in 1593, the fort is currently home to a museum, but it looks super amazing and a little unsettling from the air.
6. The aerial shot of Okey Bay in the North-East of New Zealand.
It sparked a conversation about sea monsters when that snakelike mark was revealed, but a boat is visible upon further zoom, which makes it much more likely that this strip is just the path the boat had taken.
7. The spiral in the Egyptian desert.
The view evokes a feeling of extraterrestrial or ancient Egyptian handiwork, but the piece was said to be created by three Greek female artists back in 1997 and covers an area of about 25 acres.
8. Formation resembling human lips located in Gharb, Darfur, in Sudan.
They are formed by two rocky ridges and stretch a half a mile long.
9. The large pentagram found on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir in Kazakhstan.
Some say that “It is the outline of a park made in the form of a star.” Stars were known to be popular symbols during the Soviet era and the park’s roadways make the shape more visible.
10. The weird symbols found near Mesa Huerfanita, New Mexico.
They look like the work of aliens, but it is said that they are the work of Scientologists.
11. The image of the famous Costa Concordia shipwreck.
Costa Concordia was wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy back in January 2002. The Concordia-class cruise ship met its demise after it collided with a submerged rock and capsized later.
12. The scene of a horrific car accident in Michigan.
13. The image of the largest hot spring in the United States.
The Grand Prismatic Spring is located in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.
14. The S.S. Jassim the once largest shipwreck visible on Google Earth.
The Bolivian cargo ferry met its demise after it sunk off the coast of Sudan in December 2003. It’s no longer visible today.
15. The black hole that appears on Stephen Hawking’s work.
Kangtega is a major mountain peak of the Himalayas in Nepal with a summit of 6,782 meters. What that black spot really is is the peak of the mountain. No one knows why the peak shows up like this on satellite images.
16. The image of a crater located in the Arizona desert.
It is about 1,200 meters in diameter and 170 m deep. How huge the crater is from the air!
17. The image of several shipwrecks in the waters of Shatt al-Arab in Basrah, Iraq, from above.
According to niqash.org, the General Company of Ports of Iraq estimates that there are about 36 shipwrecks in the area.
18. The burning down of Alma College in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, as captured by Google’s satellite.
The Alma College, a girls’ private school, was built back in 1878 but was destroyed by a fire in 2008 and many people are suspicious about how it started. The building’s demise was captured by Google’s satellite showing the extent of the damage.
19. The sight of eroded bits of land that have been worn away by the toxic and super-hot exhaust fumes of fighter jets.
20. The geographical marvel near Medicine Hat in the south-east corner of Alberta, Canada.
It appears to resemble an ancient Egyptian face from an aerial view. It’s totally natural and has been dubbed the Badlands Guardian.
21. The creepy lines found in China’s Gobi Desert.
This has caused a lot of speculation. Some say that this is most likely a Yagi antenna array, which is used to track weather for atmospheric research.
We won’t be able to locate or get to see all these without the help of the technology.