Google Maps Picks Up Some Pretty Strange Things, But What The Heck Are These?
There are tons of weird things on Google Maps. Trust us. We've seen a lot of them. Most of them are made by humans for various unspecified, possibly nefarious purposes. However, some, like the ones seen here, look potentially naturally occurring, but totally weird.
Called "anomalies," these features of lines, circles, and things that almost look like cities pop up all over the world. Some are underwater, and would be invisible to most people. Others are on land, but the perspective from the air makes them take on a strange new appearance. A site called Google Anomalies has been collecting these images for years, and they do look a bit spooky.
1. Circular features in a field in Florida.
2. If you look closely, you can see what appears to be a faint grid on the ocean floor off the west coast of Africa.
3. These circular fields can be seen in South Carolina near Briarcliffe Acres.
4. Lines like this one off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula can be found all over the world, usually in the ocean.
5. More linear shapes in southern Cuba.
The lines occasionally take sharp angles that seem almost gridlike.
6. Linear shapes in the U.K.
7. The lines connecting these lakes almost look like roads.
8. This pattern of lines in the Bahamas looks like a city, too.
9. Another undisclosed location shows what appear to be more buildings.
10. These anomalies actually stick up out of the water.
Again, this location is, perhaps conveniently, undisclosed, but appears to show Mayan-style buildings poking out of the ocean. Of course, since no one will tell us where they are, it's not easy to take this seriously.
With just a blurry image to go on, it's hard to tell what's really going on here, and it's totally possible that these have a natural explanation -- they might even be evidence of really cool animals, plants or geologic activity that we have yet to discover! Or they could be cases of the famous Google Maps glitch. But let's face it: it's still fun to imagine sunken cities and alien activity.