Google Maps captures woman standing in exactly the same spot nine years apart
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A woman is accidentally responsible for creating a 'one in a billion' moment as Google Maps captures her standing in the exact same spot, nine years apart, twice.
Leanne Cartwright was pictured at a traffic crossing on the corner of Victoria Place with a carrier bag in her left arm in April 2009.
And then, nine years later, the 41-year-old was remarkably captured by Google in exactly the same position holding two bags in a similar style in August 2018.
The mum-of-one shared the news on Facebook and claims she was absolutely 'flabbergasted' by it all.
Leanne, from Carlisle, Cumbria, said: "It's like I'm frozen in time.
"I'm standing on exactly the same paving slab and I've still got a bag on my shoulder. It's so funny but so bizarre."
She added: "People probably think I'm a time traveller. I could be the only person in the world who they've caught in exactly the same place almost a decade later.
"I did see the car the first time, so when it got published we went on and had a look. Everyone thought it was quite funny and I didn't mind at all.
"Richard found the second one while he was at work because he was looking for the first one. He was going to send it to me and then he realised I was back on it.
"When I saw it, I thought it was really bizarre. I hadn't even seen the car at the time, so I was flabbergasted.
"We told everyone at work and they found it funny. I thought I'd put it on Facebook because I don't know anyone else it's happened to.
"I've had loads of likes. Someone mentioned about me being a time traveller. It's been funny reading the reactions.
"I'll be looking out for the car in future and if I see it, I'll have to jump on the same spot. You never know, I might be there next time. It'll make me smile when I walk past."
Leanne's post, quite understandably, has attracted more than 700 likes and 20 baffled replies.
Commenting on the post, one person said: "That is actually crazy and cool at the same time."
Another agreed: "Sorry, that's absolutely bonkers!" as someone else questioned: "Is this not one of those one-in-a-billion chances? Amazing!"
While one observant user said: "Bag in the same hand and also on the shoulder," to which the 'time-traveller' replied: "I'm a total creature of habit."
Well, we certainly know who to keep an eye out for when the next batch of Google Maps drops... whenever that may be!