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.
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.
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?
3. An Angel Ascending to Heaven
4. These Creepy Masked Pepole
5. “Dead Bodies” in a Dumpster
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA GOOGLE STREET VIEW WORLD
6. Detroit Resident Threatening Google
7. This Guy in a Gas Mask
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT VIA JON RAFMAN
8. This Haunted House
9. The Haunted Town’s Only Resident
10. An Injured Cow
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!
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.
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.)
18. This Van on Fire
19. A Japanese Ghost Town
20. A Violent Arrest
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