12 Bizarre Images From Google Earth

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When Google Earth was introduced in 2005, the world changed forever. It became possible for humans to digitally travel across the world. Or at least aerially creep on their neighbors’ backyards.

Not long after it’s release did sneaky internet adventurers start using Google Earth for another purpose: to find the weirdest stuff possible on the crystal clear satellite imagery.

I’ve taken the liberty of creating this list of the most bizarre, strange, and downright freaking finds from Google Earth. You’re welcome! Here are 12 bizarre images from Google Earth…

Barringer Meteor Crater (35.027185, -111.022388)

This meteor crater near Winslow, Arizona has a depth of up to 570 feet and dates back 50,000 years.

Badlands Guardian (50° 0’38.20″N 110° 6’48.32″W)

Known as the Badlands Guardian, this human face is made of clay. You can find it near Walsh, Alberta, Canada.

Uluru / Ayers Rock (-25.344375, 131.034401)

This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Territory, Australia looks stunning pictures from above.

Kigosi Game Reserve, Tanzania (4°17’21.49″ S 31°23’46.46″ E)

A buffalo heard was caught on camera while on the run.

Mysterious Desert Pattern (40.452107, 93.742118)

This strange pattern in the Gobi Desert measures 1 mile long and 3,000 feet wide.

Potash Ponds (38°29’0.16″N 109°40’52.80″W)

The ponds near Moab, Utah were built to evaporate potash (mined potassium chloride).

Homebush Bay (-33.836379, 151.080506)

This SS Ayrfield has been shipwrecked long enough for trees to grow on it! It’s found near Sydney, Australia.

Mysterious Desert Pattern (27°22’50.10″N, 33°37’54.62″E)

Found between the Nile River and the Red Sea, it’s not known what created this enormous crop circle.

Mysterious Pattern (37.629562, -116.849556)

No one is exactly sure who – or what – created this seriously bizarre pattern in the desert of Nevada.

Atacama Giant (19°56’56.96″S 69°38’1.83″W)

The oldest prehistoric anthropomorphic figure in the world, the Atacama Giant rests in the desert near Huara, Chile.

Grand Prismatic Spring (44.525049, -110.83819)

An areal view of the largest hot spring in the United States, found in Yellow Stone National Park.

Airplane Boneyard (32 08’59.96″ N, 110 50’09.03″W)

Where airplanes go to die in Tucson, Arizona.

Mandy Burkholder is a travel, adventure, and outdoor writer who honed her craft in the foothills of the La Plata Mountains of Southwest Colorado. After a stint in the Swiss Alps, she now resides in Tennessee. Follow her on twitter — @mandyburkhold3r

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