A US Air Force veteran spotted something incredibly unusual on Google Earth yesterday – but he’s not the first.
Scott C Waring believes a satellite image could show the underwater wreckage of missing plane MH370.
The plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 when it failed to make contact with air traffic control.
Since then there has been numerous conspiracy theories , claims and allegations of what happened to the Boeing 777 and the 227 passengers and 12 crew on board.
But Mr Waring believes there is a chance a shadow shown in an image taken of the Cape of Good Hope could be the remains of the doomed plane.
His discovery is not the first time strange objects have been spotted in Google Earth images.
Here are some of the weirdest:
Dwarfing nearby fishing boats, the unnerving image was captured from above last year in a popular crabbing spot prompting residents to scuttle away – perhaps even sideways – in fear.
Apparently passers by saw the creature slip sideways into the water as two young boys fished nearby. But others have claimed the image could easily have been photoshopped. Boo hiss to them.
Last year Bigfoot was spotted on Google Earth quietly making his way through a Canadian forest.
The shape spied in woodland in British Colombia can only be seen from a certain angle but has got many convinced.
Others however, maintain it’s simply a tree stump. You decide…
3. Shark ahoy
Never was the Liverpudlian catchphrase ‘Calm down, Calm down’ more appropriate when a monster shark was sighted in the city’s Albert Dock in 2010.
Again spotted on the increasingly alarming Google Earth, the shape was said to be a basking shark which had grown to a terrifying 35ft – and might have been old and looking to die.
4. Nessie strikes again
A shadowy form around 100ft long was spotted in the infamous loch – and the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club – for there is indeed one – after much studying, proclaimed it was likely to be the real deal.
Others have suggested it is a floating log. Spoilsports.
5. Live Cruise Missile
A particularly scary sighting of the more manmade kind was spotted by Google Earth in 2006 flying over Utah.
Utah look away now – this image of what appears to be a live cruise missile was snapped sailing freely over the US state.
Others however believe it is a jet airliner with dark coloured wings. And breathe…
6. Naked man in boot
This particularly scary sight was picked up by Google Street View.
A man was spotted naked in the boot of his car…alongside a dog who looks a little worse for wear.
The image is perhaps the most disturbing on our list…
Just, why? And what does it mean?
7. Giant pliers
Is this a pair of giant pliers we see before us?
Unless our eyes deceive us – never – we think it just might be.
Back in 2010 this gigantic DIY tool was spotted on Street View in West Bromwich in the West Midlands.
They would come in particularly handy when tightening a giant screw.
Google later announced they were due to a technical problem but we beg to differ.
8. Jesus in a field
A giant face in a field is always unnerving, but when it is the face of the son of God it is even more unsettling.
To be fair, Jesus’s face tends to pop up in many places – toast, clouds, tea leaves – but in this image picked up by Google Earth in Hungary in 2010, it is especially big. So big in fact that God himself couldn’t fail to miss it.
9. Flying car
In this Google Earth image we appear to have gone back to the future.
What looks like a flying car hovers in Perth, Australia, while the other parked cars look on in awe.
Imagine taking off over a traffic jam. There would be no greater joy.
10. Dinosaur in the snow?
We like to think this is a Diplodocus or a giant Ostrich. But take your pick!
Spotted on Google Earth frozen near Antarctica it’s pretty freaky.
Another reason to stay safely behind closed doors.
Thanks, Google Earth. You’ve thoroughly scared us.