Since its inception, Google satellite maps have spawned countless controversies, urban legends and conspiracy theories. Whatever you can see on them - mysterious crop circles, messages to aliens, aircraft graveyards, abandoned art objects. Entertainment portals regularly rank the strangest finds. Some of them will certainly be included in every such list.
Strange places in Google Maps and interesting finds from Google Earth are capturing the imagination of users around the world. Rankings of unusual places and lists of coordinates have flooded the internet. Many mysterious objects were discovered solely thanks to the emergence of these services, and the secrets of the emergence of some of them are still occupied by scientists from all over the world.
The ominous-looking park is located in the town of Lisakovsk on the banks of the Verkhnetobolsk reservoir in Kazakhstan. In fact, this is a relic of the communist era - then parks and star-shaped objects were common, but from space the star looks upside down, causing dubious associations.
Some strange places on google maps have a lot of resonance in the scientific community. The giant from the Chilean Atacama Desert has been featured in hundreds of encyclopedias. This is the largest anthropomorphic drawing on the planet, its length is as much as 86 meters. On Google maps, the geoglyph looks pretty funny - on the web it was nicknamed the funny giant. Similar anthropomorphic geoglyphs can be found in Peru.
The fact that the building of the American naval base in California has the correct swastika shape, users learned only thanks to the appearance of the Google Earth service. After the internet was flooded with petitions, activists spent thousands of dollars to correct the strange omission, but so far the building remains the same.
Cerne Ebbas Giant
A huge naked savage armed with a club is another geoglyph located in England near the village of Cerne Ebbas. The people call him a "rude man". The figure was taken out on a hill by trenches 30 centimeters deep and 37 meters long. Her age and origin are still unknown to scientists.
Peace in Dubai
An artificial archipelago in the shape of the Earth's continents was built off the coast of Dubai about 15 years ago, but today only a few islets remain inhabited. The islands were formed by sea coarse sand from the Persian Gulf using the latest Japanese and Norwegian technology. Electricity and water supply to the archipelago comes from the mainland. As conceived by the author of the project, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, "Mir" should become a closed elite community, which will include no more than 200,000 people from all over the world.
Lord, help Russia
It was this inscription that users found on Google Maps near the village of Rozhdestveno in Mitino in March 2018. It is noteworthy that the object received a tourist mark, although the inscription can be read only from a great height. It is known that the inscription appeared in the spring of 2016 - it was created by protesters against the development of the Skhodnya River valley.
Giant flag of the unrecognized republic
The huge flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, half a kilometer long, is located in the north of Cyprus on the territory of the Pentadaktylos mountain range. Next to the flag is the inscription “How happy is he who can call himself a Turk!”.