Strange Locations On Google Maps

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The Badlands Guardian

Believe it or not, this human-like figure is a geological feature in Alberta, Canada.

It looks disconcertingly like a face from above, but this formation in Alberta, Canada, is entirely natural. Dubbed the Badlands Guardian, the “face” is actually a valley eroded into the clay. Some say the person appears to be wearing earphones; that’s merely a road and an oil well. Even the Badlands Guardian, it seems, isn’t immune to exploratory drilling.

View it on Google Maps


The Pigeon People

While doing its rounds with 360-degree camera rigs, the Google Street View cars sure do capture some weird stuff. Like these folks performing pigeon role play at Tamagawa-Josui Station near Tokyo, Japan.

At the sidewalk of Tamagawa-josui, which is a canal in Western Tokyo, there was staged a Streetview prank, very likely by the students of a nearby art school, Musashino Art University. These people are well-known to Internet users as Japanese Bird People or Japanese Pigeon People.

View them on Google Maps


Huge Pentagram

These strange satanic symbols have been scorched into surface of the Earth in the extremely remote Lisakovsk region of Kazakhstan.

Oh wait, according to a historian, this is just a park from the Soviet Era with pathways inspiringly laid out in the shape of a star, and not a gigantic 1,200ft pentagram.

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The Giant Pink Bunny

At 200 feet long and 20 feet high, the gigantic bunny is hard to miss. Created by the art collective from Vienna, Gelitin, the macabre rabbit was built on the hill with its entrails streaming out to make visitors feel like the Lilliputians from Gulliver’s Travels. To accomplish their goals, Gelitin has encouraged visitors to climb, jump or take a short rest on top of the rabbit’s lifeless, stuffed body.

There is no removal date set for the Hase, and it will likely stay there until it is consumed by mother nature, or roving animals. The creators expected the bunny to last until 2025, though it had almost completely decomposed by 2016.

See the remains of the bunny on Google Maps


Nogoro, Japan

If you’re ever exploring the Japanese countryside on Maps, chances are that you’d stumble upon the sparsely-populated village of Nogoro. From a distance, it may look like it’s full of people casually chilling around all over town. Zoom in a bit, and you’d realize they’re actually lifeless dolls. We hope you didn’t do this when you were all alone at night.

The village is actually on its way to being completely abandoned, as its residents keep leaving it for better opportunities in the cities. The dolls are made by a woman called Ayano Tsukimi as a tribute to its departed, which is inexplicably the only way she could come up with to do that. 

See the dolls on Google Maps