If you’re a travel junkie, then you have probably use Google Earth more than once.
After all, it’s pretty incredible that with a simple on-line service, you can see just about anywhere in the world when you are want. You can stray along the shores of just about any country to take in gorgeous white-sand beaches or even try your luck at get a glimpse of the Himalayas.
But sometimes, the technology can disclose some of Earth’s dark, creepy secrets. Here are 24 Google Earth images that will give you an idea of where exactly you DON’T want to travel.
1. This large pentagram was found on the southern coast of the Upper Tobol Reservoir in Kazakhstan. It may not actually lies in the fact that scary though. AsEmma Usmanova explained to Live Science , “It is the outline of a park constructed in the form of a star.” Stars were known to be popular symbols during the Soviet epoch and the park’s roadways build the shape more visible.
2. Check out this crimson-colored body of water found in Iraq’s Sadr City. It was first brought to the Internet’s attention back in 2007, which inspired a lot of speculation. Hypothesis abound, the most gruesome of which states that it’s because nearby slaughterhouses dump blood in there, but an official explain hasn’t been given.
3. These emblems find near Mesa Huerfanita, New Mexico, look like the work of foreigners. But actually, it’s the work of Scientologists. The Washington Post explained, “The symbol marks a’ return point’ so loyal staff members know where they can find the founder’s runs when they travel here in the future from other places in the universe.” Alrighty then.
4. This one’s no longer visible today, the S.S. Jassim was once the largest shipwreck visible on Google Earth. The Bolivian cargo ferry met its demise after it dropped off the coast of Sudan in December 2003.
6. This geographical marvel located near Medicine Hat in the south-east corner of Alberta, Canada, appears to resemble an ancient Egyptian face from an aerial view. It’s totally natural and has been dubbed the Badlands Guardian.
7. The satellite image of an airplane graveyard is surely attention-grabbing. The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is located just outside of Tucson, Arizona, and it’s where retired airliners go to be either be kept for storage or have their components removed for reuse or resale. It appears super creepy.
9. This spiraling in the Egyptian desert elicits a feeling of extraterrestrial or ancient Egyptian handiwork, but the piece was actually created by three Greek female artists back in March 1997 and embraces an area of about 25 acres.
10. This piece was created by Scottish crook and convicted assassin, Jimmy Boyle, who designed the statue while he was still in prison. The 100 f-foot-tall structure was created at Hunters Hall Park in Craigmillar, Scotland. Creepy.
11. This aerial shot of Okey Bay in the North-East of New Zealand triggered a conversation about ocean monsters when that snakelike mark was uncovered, but a barge is visible upon farther zoom, which builds it much more likely that the matter is strip is just the path the barge had taken.
12. This one looks super sinister but it’s actually simply a bit of waterworks. The Beatrixpark Dock in the Netherlands was quick to go viral after people insured what was like a road of blood to move to a body. What’s actually happening, though, is that a wet puppy who loves to swimming had induced his behavior up and down the dock, making a road of sea that created creepy-looking contrast against the dry wood.
13. Person excavation through Stephan Hawking’s work and figure out this black hole situation! 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.
14. You can see several shipwrecks when viewing the water off 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.
17. This odd sight is Fort Bourtange, which was built in 1593 in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. The fort is currently home to a museum, but it looks super amazing and a little unsettling from the air.
18. Ah, the Nazca Lines. Situated in south Peru, 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. Their purpose and how they were so masterfully made so long ago remain mysteries.
19. This one definitely wouldn’t appear abnormal from the ground, but one Imgur user screenshotted the requirements of this regulation of cliffs on Google Earth and pointed out how it looks like the ocean is about to pour onto the land.
22. The Alma College, a girls’ private school in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, was built back in 1878 but was destroyed by a flame in 2008 and many people are suspicious about how it started. In reality, two teenage sons were arrested and charged against arson. The building’s demise was captured by Google’s satellite proving the fullest extent of the damage.
23. This image is of a very famous shipwreck. The Costa Concordia was wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy back in January of 2002. The Concordia-class cruise ship met its demise after it collided with a submerged rock and capsized later.