The 20 Scariest Google Street View Images

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Images 5

Google’s Street View technology does more than capture mundane shots of city streets. As the platform has evolved, Google has offered striking images from exotic places like the Galápagos Islands, Mount Fuji and the Eiffel Tower. You can even take a look inside CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

But Street View has also revealed unintentional surprises, from murder and mayhem to people’s most embarrassing moments, and it has the potential to capture terrifying images, too.

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With Halloween approaching, we’ve rounded up 20 of the scariest images Street View has to offer — plus an excellent bonus image to calm you down once we’ve scared your pants off. 

 
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1. The Aliens Have Landed

The truth isn’t out there — it’s right in front of us!

Okay, so this creepy alien is probably just a doll. But doesn’t it look a little too lifelike?

IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

2. Pigeon People in Japan

Reddit alerted us to these pigeon role-players who watched the Google car pass by. Pigeon role-playing is apparently a thing in Japan, as is pigeon dating. Scary stuff.
 

IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

 

3. An Angel Ascending to Heaven

An anonymous user on a paranormal message board insists this is an image of an angel returning to heaven. We’re thinking it’s probably just a glitch on Google Maps, but who knows?
 

IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

4. These Creepy Masked Pepole

Highway banditos? Innocent pranksters? Either way, that Scream mask is freaking us out.
 
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

5. “Dead Bodies” in a Dumpster

This image of a dumpster full of discarded mannequins was captured in Chile. We’re thinking they look an awful lot like mummified corpses.
 

IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA GOOGLE STREET VIEW WORLD

6. Detroit Resident Threatening Google

Reddit user SourCreamWater posted this terrifying image of a Detroit resident pointing a large weapon at the Google vehicle. Google has since blurred out the gun, but Reddit user Free_ nabbed a few clear screenshots before the image was censored. Even more disturbing, a 17-month-old child was found dead in what appears to be the same home just a few months before this image was taken.
 

IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

7. This Guy in a Gas Mask

Looks like the Google car startled this guy in the middle of a leisurely gas-mask stroll.

IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

 8. This Haunted House

The town of New Baltimore, N.Y., is either the portal to hell, or Google Street View uploaded some very corrupted files. The entire town is similarly haunted-looking, thanks to a major Google glitch.
 
IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

9. The Haunted Town’s Only Resident

Reddit user pantherts captured this disturbing image of a ghostly figure in the town, pictured dead center.
 
IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

10. An Injured Cow

Street View documentarian Jon Rafman found this upsetting image of a cow that appears to be sick or injured, dragging itself to the side of a highway.
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

11. A Glitch in the Matrix

— Déjà vu is a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.— They cut the hardline, it’s a trap! Get out!

IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

12. A Scene From The Birds

We wouldn’t dare approach the cars trapped under this massive flock of seagulls.Run. Run so far away.

IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN
 

17. The Tiki Demon of Nancy, France

 

Reddit user karma_companion found this disconcerting image of an emaciated figure standing on a balcony in France. Although the scraggly-haired, demonic-looking shadow is most likely a tiki statue, Google has since blurred out the image. This has prompted paranormal enthusiasts to question the perfectly rational explanation to this creepy, creepy picture.(H/T Stranger Dimensons for the unblurred image.)

IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

18. This Van on Fire

 

This van on fire makes for a beautiful picture, but we wouldn’t want to be the van’s owner — or the stunned shirtless man to the right.
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

19. A Japanese Ghost Town

 

Reddit user nafaaan shared this image of the ruins of Hashima, a Japanese island that has been uninhabited for nearly 40 years. Once a mining town with more than 5,000 residents, Hashima was abandoned in the 1970s and is now deemed unsafe for tourists to visit — even though it’s the site of Javier Bardem’s lair in Skyfall.
 
IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS

20. A Violent Arrest

 

Jon Rafman captured this shocking image of a police officer with a large weapon keeping watch over a handcuffed suspect in the back of a pickup truck.
 
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN

BONUS: Wayne and Garth Out for a Stroll

 

Sh’yeah, you’ve made it through our gallery of extremely extreme horrors. Party time! Excellent!
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA THE HUFFINGTON POST
 
 

Source mashable.com

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