Just what was captured in this image shot from space?
Google earth and street view images have become something of a cultural phenomenon in recent years and people are always discovering odd things captured by the company’s cameras.
The claims aren’t a Photoshop, anyone can look up the coordinates and see the odd sight on Google Earth or maps for themselves.
This latest capture is stranger than most and has the internet wildly speculating on just what Google Earth captured in a remote area of the ocean near Antarctica. First spotted back in April, the strange find off the coast of Deception Island is only just now making headlines.
The Sun reports the person who found the anomaly, Scott C. Waring, believes it’s the “Kraken” sea monster from sailing tales of old that was supposed to wreck ships and kill sailors. “I used Google ruler and it says this is 30 meters (100 feet) from head to end, but this looks like just the mid area of a giant squid, which means it could be 60+ meters long with tentacles,” he said.
Curious, I went in Google Earth myself and tried it. The measuring tool does indicate this thing is massive, whatever it is. Other theories being floated around are that it’s a whale and giant squid in a fight. Whatever it is, it certainly has people wondering.
Of course, the name of nearby Deception Island could be quite fitting. Some have pointed out what appears to be a disturbance in the ocean could really be nothing more than a really small island being hit with waves.
In any case, it’s fun to speculate. What do you think? Is this some giant, unknown sea creature, or just our eyes pulling tricks on us?