By Justin H.
Ah, good ol’ Google Maps. Gotta love it. Maps works wonders when you need to figure out how to get to the local market, movie theater, or wherever else. It’s the best when it comes to turn-by-turn navigation. There’s also no better app to use when you have to track down the nearest UFOs!
Naysayers beware: Google Maps does in fact find UFOs, and it happens much more regularly than you’d imagine. As recently as this Monday, June 15, 2015 there was an alleged unidentified flying object sighting up in Antarctica. No more than two days prior, there was another sighting elsewhere, which you will see below. Of course, not everyone believes in UFOs, but Google Maps finds them so frequently that they can’t be ignored!
Don’t go boarding up the windows and stocking up on canned soup just yet, but here is a brief timeline of UFO sightings on Maps. Maybe we can predict the extraterrestrials’ patterns before the invasion…
June 15, 2015: Antarctica
A Russian ET-hunter (that’s an actual job?) named Valentin Degterev is certain that he has discovered UFO wreckage via Google Earth in Antarctica. The image was taken a little over three years ago, and doubters just chalk the photo up to being a crack in the ice. Degterev is having none of that.
“In amongst the endless ice desert, it is the most genuine UFO in its most classic shape,” said Degterev.
The UFO is estimated to be 204 feet wide and 40 feet tall, bigger than even the largest airplanes. It’s mass combined with the fact that other explanations seem unlikely, who are we to say that this is not a UFO?
June 13, 2015: Scotland
What could be spookier than a UFO? How about two UFOs flying over the home of the Loch Ness Monster?
Over the weekend, a photo surfaced of two disc-shaped objects apparently flying over the 22-mile lake that Nessie calls home. A Scottish couple told the Huffington Post that they had no other explanation for what the objects could be.
“We can say 100 percent that the camera was perfectly fine. It was raining very heavily, there were no lights in the house to resemble the objects in any shape or form. We were also quite high up, about 900 feet over the lake. And our Akita dog was quite weird that day, barking into the sky,” said Anna Betts.
October 2, 2012: Jacksonville, Texas
A few years ago, one of the more noteworthy photos popped up on Google Maps of some pinkish UFOs above Texas and New Mexico. This, however, is an example of what not to look for the next time you are hunting for UFOs on Google Maps.
Huffington Post was able to debunk these photos, which apparently show up all over Google. Fortunately, they are just lens flares. You can see the actual Google Street View photos right here.
I know, I know. You’re disappointed. All the aliens must still be up in Antarctica and haven’t made their way to America yet!
Are you a Believer?
To keep track of UFOs, Bigfoot and all other suspicious things on Google Maps, you can view the rolodex of strange occurrences right here. Time magazine even presented us with what might be UFO landing pads!
We can’t know for sure, but it is enthralling to see possible UFOs surface on Google Maps. All of you conspiracy theory junkies are sure to eat it up. It just goes to show how Google Maps truly does cover all the boundaries. Despite what you may find, don’t worry about anything crazy like an apocalypse happening soon.
Unless you live in Antarctica.
Have you ever encountered anything this strange on Google Maps? Do you think these images are real UFOs? Feel free to let us know in the comment section.