There are many strange things that happen on this planet we call Earth. It's pretty common to run into a person you may or may not know who has a weird story about something. Whether it was "that one time at band camp" or "you'll never believe what happened when," it's a pretty big deal that a story often times can come with baggage.
See, with a story you're getting one point of view. It's like history. It is written by the winners, literally stating HIS-STORY. The idea behind it is that people tell stories of things that have happened and they are documented as THE story. However, there are often two sides to every story, not just one.
You need to know the truth. The best way is to see for yourself, right? Of course. It is how we determine the truth over a lie. This leads us to opening Pandora's box at times. The movie Se7en should have told us that boxes were bad to open, as the mystery is often better than the actual thing. Yet there are times things are insanely real.
Sometimes it's not just regular people who are baffled by things, but scientists as well. One of the most common places this happens is from Google Earth. The website captures images of Earth off and on during the year. There have been some very weird things discovered here, and scientists did not know what to think. We're going to break down a list of fifteen such images that have come across Google Earth, and why scientists were baffled by them. Enjoy.
Few could explain it, but it was clearly manmade. Was it there for a long time or did it just come about? It took people for a loop when it first came about. Luckily, the issue was eventually put to rest. The group D.A.S.T came out to claim they were responsible for what everyone was seeing. It is a land-art project they are calling "Desert Breath." Well, at least we know it wasn't aliens this time. THIS TIME.
Some thought it was an Indian Chief who was looking out for the people, which gave it the name "The Badlands Guardian" from many. Obviously before the English arrived, and even before the Vikings did years prior, all of North America was part of Native American land. While it is likely no one actually carved this out, it is quite interesting the face is shaped similar to a Native American.
Many scientists claim this was simply the way the Earth built itself out. The problem is, no one can actually understand how the face came about or how it looks so much like a Native American. This has led to many thinking it is just a coincidence, and that is truly the only answer experts have.
When this was seen, scientists were quick to dispute it. Claiming that it could not be a pyramid but rather natural formations of the Earth. Meanwhile other scientists and historians were quick to mention that Antarctica was not always a frozen wasteland. It was similar to New Zealand. Remember Pangaea? When the land tore apart, it took millions of years to form into what we see today. That said, it is entirely possible for a manmade structure to have existed here and frozen in time.
This makes it an interesting find for scientists. You cannot really explain it if you're a scientist. All you can do is say that it's a heart that was formed from the land. However, this shape is not what a real heart looks like anyway. Regardless, it is how we see the heart that counts, right? Scientists have difficulty explaining what nature does on its own. It makes sense. However, it is quite interesting that something like this could be formed in the land.
Over time, things can go back to what they once were. However, in order for it to be visible from space, at least to Google Earth from a high position, it needs to be big. It needs to be VERY big. So the people had to make sure it was large, and large enough that it would be able to stay if human care is removed. Human care has sort of been removed, which has allowed it to fill in here and there. However, it looks as if it would remain visible for quite some time even without maintenance from people. Scientists see this image and they realize that it can stay together, but they do not know why it was made ultimately.
Usually when statues come down, they're completely destroyed. The people demolish them and get rid of the remains so that no man or woman will know of their existence. While this statue could have belonged to a monarch, it could have also simply belong to someone who did something nice for a town. The real question for scientists and historians is where this was, to know who it might have been. Either way, it's insanely creepy!
While it was originally ruled to be a formation made by the Earth at first glance, another scientist familiar with the region looked into it to find that they were stone built. They are the oldest manmade structures in the region, in fact. Yet there was no significant purpose made for them apparently. Though it could be assumed the people of the time knew what was going on. In the past, there have been religious types who would do crazy things to cater to their God or Gods. Could this be something done for that purpose? We may never know.
Petra dates back to 4th Century BCE. So to say it is old would be an understatement. A lot can be said about the time, as the historians and archaeologists had uncovered just about all one could really find on the area. That was why this came as a surprise, as it had been studied since the 19th century. It was baffling when first brought up, as the monument had been "hiding in plain sight" according to scientists.
Usually when people make things, or patterns are seen, there is a reason. This clearly looks manmade, so we know the Earth did not have anything to do with it. Though scientists have concluded that parts of it very well could have been natural, but the entirety could not have been. What you're seeing here is not scary and it is not shocking. It's just weird, which might be the most baffling thing in the end.
Later on, evidence would come into play and it would be found to have been a man with a wet dog. The image had an issue. In that due to the pixels being a bit messed up, the color did not catch red. Rather, it caught a lighter brown color that this particular wood somehow showed as red on the Google Earth image. While baffling at first, things ended up working out where everything caught up to us from an information standpoint.
They are about a half-mile long and made from rocky outcrops in the Earth. When scientists first came across it, this was quite a weird thing to see. The Earth had not been stained, and there was no real bloodshed here that would have stood the test of the time. While they knew about the formation before Google Earth, the idea that it is still a bit hard to explain how it came to be has become interesting for many.
Its name is pretty much what explains it. Scientists were baffled by these for a long time. However, they were able to determine that when oceans covered most of the Earth, the water would eventually fall out of the way in favor of land. Potassium deposits were found in the areas that were once under water. Whatever potassium remained would form crystals and leave the color of the pool we see now. Some would be buried under the Earth's crust due to tectonic plate movement. This would result in mines that have similar looks. It's still all really weird despite knowing the cause!
It can be noticed that the plane crash ultimately led to a break in the half of it. Little tidbit of knowledge here, most experts say in a plane crash to be in the back. There's a number of reasons, but apparently you can somehow make it out better. It appears that this road is long, similar to that of a place the plan actually could have landed safely. Which in the end is what most likely baffled scientists. When you have a huge road, should you not land with the normal landing gear? If you're coming in too hot, circling around is still possible. Most pilots are prepared for times like these. Just ask Sully, he can tell you. Or Tom Hanks, he's the next best thing.
According to debunk specialists, they determined that a boat left behind this track. As you can see, many boats are in the area, so it made sense to assume. Here's the issue. This is an extremely long line and no boat would leave one that significant with even the curve at the top still being there. Even with perfect timing by a camera, most of that would have died off. That makes many still wonder, which could be why this has not been officially debunked yet. Scientists are still baffled by the mere idea. They too thought it was a boat, but also speculate there could not be a clear line like this with a boat alone. So what else caused it?
What is so interesting about it, is that you can see a huge black spot where the peak is, as well as a significant portion under it. The black spot has baffled a lot of people. This is mainly because people have climbed this area in the past and they have noted how it's off to itself in plain view. It makes no sense that Google Earth cannot see it. Some assume it might be due to the time of year. But every single day of the year, Google cannot see into it. This has sparked a lot of conversations about UFOs being held here. The thing is, no major government would use this and even if they could....would the tech geniuses at Google be stopped? Perhaps they were paid off to keep a secret no one is supposed to know. Hmmmm....