Google Maps viewers discovered a sinister scene on a bird’s eye view
Google Maps viewers discovered a sinister scene on a bird’s eye view from the Google camera.
The image was captured in the city of Almere, east of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
At first glance the picture was seemingly innocuous, depicting a long pier with an octagonal platoon at the end of it, over a dark green body of water.
The edge of land was fringed by trees and shrubbery.
Google Maps Street View: This dead body on a pier is not what it seems
But taking a closer look at the octagonal dock revealed a frightening sight.
Viewers thought they could spot a dead body with blood splattered next to it.
The image soon went viral online as conspiracy theories abounded of a gruesome murder scene caught in the act.
But since the photo has shot to notoriety, the murder theory has been dispelled.
Google Maps Street View users thought they’d spotted a dead body in a grisly murder scene
What looked like a dead body in a pool of blood was actually two people and a wet dog.
The ‘blood’ was simply a trail of water left by the pet, and the ‘dead body’ was in fact two people standing up, one crouched over towards the dog.
To verify the dog alibi, its owner has come forward to reveal what the scene really showed.
She told the Sun: “When I saw the picture I realised, ‘it’s my dog’. He loves the water.
Google Maps Street View: The image actually showed two people and a wet dog
“He jumps off the end of the jetty, swims around to the bridge and runs down to the edge again.
“It’s hilarious that everyone thought it was murder. But it’s great he’s now world famous.”
It’s not the only Google Maps Street View image to frighten its viewers.
One photo taken in Nancy, France, appeared to show a bizarre alien creature on a balcony, which has since been covered up.