Google Earth and Street View are great for finding your way around, and procrastinating, but sometimes while snapping pics the good folks over at Google can accidentally take a picture that’s just a bit odd.
The Daily Express has collected some of the strangest, creepiest and downright horrifying photos that Google maps has to offer, from armed gangs to sex games gone wrong – these pics are seriously weird.
Masked Car Bandits?
This pic looks like something out of a horror film and seems to show a gang of masked men standing around their broken down car.
Is it some creepy urban legend come to life? Or just pranksters taking advantage of the Google Earth Car?
Alien on the balcony
If you check out 8 Rue Docteur Grandjean in Nancy, France then you can see this terrifying alien figure which could be a skinny visitor from another world, or a simple wooden sculpture.
Naked man in the boot
Probably one of the more infamous Google map photos, this undeniably strange pic seems to show a naked man getting out of the boot of his car. People have speculated for years as to what he’s doing in there, with theories ranging from kidnap to some strange sexual preference.
Personally, I like to think it’s a guy in shorts giving his boot a deep clean, because the alternatives are just too unpleasant to contemplate…
Teenager getting robbed
This one’s actually very creepy, if a bit blurry, and shows a teenager being robbed in broad daylight of his bike, mobile and money.
Thankfully, the Google car snapped these pics and the images were sent to the police who identified the attackers.
Baby’s day out
A seemingly abandoned baby can be seen crawling outside the Gucci store in New York. Hopefully it’s a doll?
Making a break for it
This pretty funny photo from South Africa seems to show a man in a traditional orange prison jumpsuit on the run.
Could it just be a jogger out running in his favourite colour?
Teenager’s murdered body
Another genuinely tragic photo shows the dead body of murdered teenager Kevin Barrera with police standing over him in Richmond, California, after he was discovered in 2009.
Kevin’s dad asked for Google to remove the image after accidentally stumbling across it in 2013.
Man disposing of body at lake
This apparently normal photo appears to show a normal lake in the Netherlands which hides a not-so-normal, darker secret. If you look closely you can see a wooden pier stained in what appears to be blood along with a murdered body.
The authenticity of the photo has been questioned, but it’s undeniably suspicious looking. Hey, who knows maybe it’s just an over enthusiastic painter giving his dock a fresh layer of crimson?
Men pointing gun at the Google car
Disturbingly, while driving through Detroit the Google car snapped a group of men pointing what seems to be their guns towards it.
Mystery man with a gun
Detroit’s not the only city where the Google car has had a run in with weaponry – it also snapped this mystery man walking down an unknown street holding what appears to be a gun.
The things you see driving that car…