What are the coolest, creepiest, and weirdest places you already know about our planet? We have the Table Mountain of South Africa, Huashan Mountain or Mount Hua of Shaanxi Province in China, North Yungas Road of Bolivia, Hill of Crosses of Lithuania, Taylor Glacier of Antarctica, and Area 51 of Nevada.
But wait, there are more most incredible places to see on Google Earth that will leave you breathless, amazed, and confused at the same time. So now, fasten your seatbelt as we are about to take off.
1. The Forest-Shaped Guitar – Argentina
It is very relaxing to take a stroll in a forest as it is home to green lush, tall trees and different animals. But this famous forest of Argentina takes everyone’s experience to another level as it is shaped like a guitar. Who would have thought that it would be possible? But an Argentine farmer turned it into a reality. But there is a sad story behind this remarkable work of art. It is made to honour his wife, who dreamed of living on a guitar-shaped farm with her family. But, unfortunately, she died at a very young age.
2. Fort Bourtange – The Netherlands
Who says stars can only give us light at night? However, this star-shaped fort in the Netherlands served as a structure for protection from any threats before. When the German army of the Prince-Bishopric of Munster attacked in 1672, Fort Bourtange helped the Netherlands defend its land. From a military town, it was converted into a residential spot. But in 1960, it was declared an open-air historical area by the government, and its old military barracks and historic churches were preserved.
3. Buffalo Herd – Tanzania
Tanzania is home to the most popular natural attractions, national parks, wildlife-related adventures, and safaris. So it is no surprise that a buffalo herd was seen on weird Google Earth, and we might consider ourselves lucky as even if we could not travel freely because of the pandemic, we could still witness one of the most incredible creatures across the globe at the comfort of our home. It is fun.
4. Shipwrecked SS Ayrfield – Australia
Another excellent place we can see on Google Earth is the SS Ayrfield. While there are four abandoned ships on the south bank of Parramatta River in Sydney, the SS Ayrfield is the one that stands out from the rest. For over 60 years, it served the American troops in the Pacific region during World War II. Then, it was left on the bay and later turned into a floating forest. Now, it has become Homebush Bay’s main attraction, receiving several local visitors and other travellers.
5. Puzzling Pentagram – Central Asia
Have you ever seen a pentagram that measures around 1,200 feet in diameter? Not yet? A five-pointed star surrounded by a circle shows up on creepy Google Maps in an isolated corner of Kazakhstan. Some people started associating it with nefarious religious sects or devil worship. But there is nothing to be afraid of, as it turns out to be an outline of a park in the form of a star.
6. Mysterious Pyramid – Egypt
Years had passed, but the mystery behind this pyramid in Egypt remained unanswered. When it first showed on Google Earth, it led to an anomaly, which most experts believe could be an unexcavated pyramid. Some also say it is an artificial structure or a natural feature, so more intensive excavations can play.
7. Lascaux Cave – France
France is home to Mont Saint-Michel, Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum, Cote d’Azur, or the Loire Valley Chateaux. But it also prides itself on the Lascaux Cave, which is known to be more than 20,000 years old. What makes it popular is that it has Palaeolithic cave paintings depicting large animals found in the country. When it was opened to the public, it received more than 1500 people every day. But it was closed in the 1960s as the prehistoric paintings began to deteriorate.
8. Desert Breath – Egypt
Egypt has a lot of mysteries. Apart from its pyramid, this giant spiral design leads to confusion for many. Some say it is a portal to an alternative universe. Others believe it is a monument to a supernatural being. But artists like Stella Constantinides and Alexander Stratou created 100,000 square meters of artwork to indicate that the desert breath is a state of mind.
9. Lake of Blood – Iraq
When the lake of blood was seen on weird Google earth, it resulted in different speculations. People think the slaughterhouses in Iraq dump blood into canals. But according to National Geographic, the red colour is blood because of the large number of algae in the region. Once the lake starts to dry, the level of salinity increases, making it a perfect breeding ground for Dunaliella kelp and creating the red colour.
10. Ant-sy Art – Grand Canyon
Another weird image Google Earth captures is this strange polka dot pattern near the Vulcan’s Throne on the rim of the Grand Canyon. But experts found out that the ants were the ones that created the design. Red harvester ants, also known as Pogonomyrmex barbatus, live in the desert around the Grand Canyon. According to Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, a physicist and an expert in image processing, ants can create nesting mounds that measure around 47 inches.
11. Sprawling Swastika – Kazakhstan
Scientists always strive to discover new things. These sprawling swastika geoglyphs are among their famous discoveries, found across Northern Kazakhstan in Central Asia. While some were created from timber, other geoglyphs were because of earthen mounds. What’s surprising is that the geoglyphs were constructed more than 2,800 years ago. Experts believe they were built at the beginning of the iron age in Kazakhstan.
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