Places that do not exist, or the mysterious corners of our planet, jammed by Google Maps
Interactive satellite maps Google Maps has long been firmly established in our everyday life. Agree, it's quite convenient when a few clicks you can easily find out where is the nearest cafe, gas station, bar, ATM machine, a strip club (underline). And indeed, at times (especially when the label native and favorite air freshener has been studied by heart) is pretty funny flipping interactive maps and consider unfamiliar streets shots at the other end of the world, which are often so detailed that they easily can be disassembled color curtains on the second floor of the fifth house in the third courtyard.
However, on our planet, there are several points, which simply does not exist on the map, and show off a very meaningful "Malevich's Black Square" instead of plans and street-level imagery. So today we decided to tell you about a couple of unexpected and mysterious places, which in one way or another, and not always clear, the reason it was decided to cover on interactive maps Google Maps.
The tomb of the Virgin Mary?
In the screenshot above shows an interactive map Gefsimaanii - fairly well-known location in what is now Israel. It is believed that this is where Jesus spent his last night before the crucifixion, but somewhere in the local gardens hidden the real tomb of the Virgin Mary. So why, in fact, cover up the area on the map, the existence of which is theoretically already knows every Christian? Especially the relative positions of roads and buildings is quite possible to consider only the jammed streets of photos.
So what if you're a fan of various conspiracy theories in the style of "The Da Vinci Code", then you are a real open space for imagination. Who knows, maybe companions managed to shoot something that was not meant for the eyes regular user of the Internet? Tomb of the Virgin Mary? Men in Black? Illegitimate offspring of Christ? Insidious green reptilians? In general, the options are many, most importantly do not forget to change the time on the head tin foil hat.
In contrast to the previous case, the reasons why Google's management decided to discreetly cover up on the map picture here of the infamous house, do not cause problems. The fact that the satellites had time to photograph a house belonging to a man named Ariel Castro, just at a time when, in his basement on a chain were abducted three girls who did not see a white light more than 10 years.
If you suddenly do not know what kind of monster has combined the stained blood hands in prayer in the picture above, we remind you that Ariel Castro once kidnapped a few years tortured and raped three girls, one of them even managed to give birth to a maniac child. After psychopath caught, and its captives release, his empty house, turned to Castro's victims into a real torture chamber, remained standing on a street in Cleveland until 2013, and Google decided to remove his image from their cards, paying tribute respect for the victims of the girls and their families.
What hides "abode of snow"?
It is difficult to imagine why anyone would need to close some mysterious black spot area on satellite photo inhospitable and secluded location high in the Himalayas. Taking into account the fact that this area is located high in the mountains, and get to it would be extremely difficult, even for experienced climbers, hardly ever anyone would dream to climb up there to find out what Google hides from us mere mortals.
Fans of "The X-Files" are confident that somewhere among the snow-capped peaks are hidden fragments of a UFO or Bigfoot's lair, and the government decided to classify satellite images, so as not to inflate unnecessary panic. In any case, would be absurd and foolish not to sound like a suggestion, it is unlikely we'll ever know, than the Google management did not hit this piece of the frozen ground, and hide if the slopes of the Himalayas a dark secret like our Dyatlov Pass.
As practice shows, sometimes money can buy not only its own island, but also to make it completely jammed on satellite maps. sushi piece pictured above allegedly belongs to a very rich businessman, and so rich that its impact was enough to bribe even satellites.
It is possible to understand when the cards will be overwritten closed government facilities and areas, but this guys is a little unfair. In the end, if you suddenly decide to look at Google Maps your own home, on the satellite image will be visible even your boxers with polka dots carefully hung out to dry on the balcony, and then the whole island, smeared on the map. It looks like privacy, too, has its price.