Everyone loves a mystery, especially when the said mystery deals with the supernatural or cryptic. Although, nowadays, the Internet sleuths and Google experts normally put paid to most of these “unexplained” images. But that doesn’t mean these 10 images aren’t interesting enough to have made this list.
1. The Hook Island monster
Seen in what is one of the most infamous images of an alleged sea monster, the Hook Island Monster was first photographed in 1964, but eventually uncovered to be a fairly simple hoax. Although, despite the hoax, people are still uneasy about swimming in the waters of Hook Island!
2. The time traveler
He’s not the first person to be accused of being a time traveler, nor the last, but the accusations are false. Despite the influx of hipsters in everyday life, it seems this guy was the ultimate hipster, as he did it all back in 1941. Yeah, everything he’s wearing – that could be worn by so many in 2017 – was readily available in the Forties.
Yeah, everything he’s wearing – that could be worn by so many in 2017 – was readily available in the Forties.
3. The gates of hell
Is that the gateway to Hell? Even though it looks like corpses being dragged in, it’s actually just anthropomorphic lava formation at the West Kamokuna Skylight in Hawaii.
4. Dead Man’s Fingers
Is the long-dead corpse attempting to make its way out of a shallow grave? No, it’s something far less creepier, being a fungus known as Xylaria polymorpha.
5. Street sharks
You know you’re in trouble when the sharks make into the cities. But no, it’s not a land shark, no. It’s just a fake image that seems circulates after major flooding.
6. Oh hai
Is Satan about to make a sneak attack on that small church? This is real life, not cinema, so take the image for what it is: a perfectly timed photograph, is all.
7. Quite crooked
Did these trees succumb to the blast of some unknown explosion in the past? Probably not, but the exact reason still isn’t known. Although, the theory is that the trees were forced trained to grow with that bend, for use in furniture or boats.
8. The black knight
Is the “Black Knight” a satellite of unknown origin? Was it left by extraterrestrials to spy on humanity? Or did a nefarious government launch it to spy on its own people leave it?
That would be a negative, for all of the aforementioned theories, as NASA has stated that it is most likely a thermal blanket lost during a manned mission to space. After all, it is cold in space.
9. Release the Kraken
Having made appearances in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Clash of the Titans, the kraken made its way back in the public psyche, which is probably why a rocky outcrop with waves crashing across it was mistakenly identified as the mythical Scandinavian sea monster. But, you know, the image from Google Earth does kind of look like one.
10. Wait… another?
Even though Google is meant to inform, the age of Google can actually see a lot of uninformed people jumping to conclusions, especially when it comes to “sea monsters” on Google Earth.
But, by simply zooming in on this inlet down in New Zealand, you can see that the wake from the unknown creature was actually from a boat.