Google Maps sleuth spots mysterious door in rock sparking crazy theories about secret tomb entrance
An eagle-eyed Google Maps user has found a strange gate built into a rock, sparking some crazy theories.
The image was uploaded by a Reddit user with the tagline “entrance from…” which appeared to show that the gate was carved from a stone structure on the mountainside.
Internet sleuths then did some research to find out what the structure really was, with some coming up with some interesting theories.
One of them wrote: “It seems to be in Turkey, between Burdur and Denizli.
“There are a lot of ancient Greek towns in this part of the country: this thing could be part of such an archaeological site. The closest seems to be ‘Kibyra’ but it’s still quite a distance away.
“Edit: I found an article in Turkish stating that there are archaeological finds in Derekoy, if anyone is interested. “
Another Reddit user took a lighter point of view, claiming the gate was on the planet “Uranus”.
A third user thought it could be an entrance to a “grave or burial place”.
They added: “On a serious note, it seems likely that this is the entrance to a tomb or a burial site.
“I have the impression that I have seen this type of arch at the entrance to the tombs before.”
Earlier this month, a Google Maps sleuth believed he spotted a “Kraken” sea monster in a distorted image on the site.
A Kraken is a sea monster from Greek mythology believed to be of enormous size and strength.
Addressing the forum, he wrote: “I don’t know how Google decides to make certain objects satellite or if there have been any recorded cases of volcanic disturbances, but it doesn’t appear to be some sort of ship and its rivals in length, the maximum blue whale recorded.
“Tell me what you think it is! “
The post was quickly inundated with comments as imaginative viewers began to theorize what the object might be.
Also this month, another user discovered that Google Maps had censored a so-called “nuclear island”.
Satellite imagery provided by the digital map service shows the left side of Mururoa in French Polynesia, but blurs the other half.
In place of satellite imagery is a bluish drop that hides everything below the users.
Moruroa is a small atoll in the southern Pacific Ocean.
It’s unclear why much of the island is censored, but some suspect it has to do with the island’s nuclear history.
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