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Detectives Discover Massive Stash Of Bikes On Google Earth

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Detectives Discover Massive Stash Of Bikes On Google Earth

A homeowner had been stashing a pile of bikes so big, it could be seen on Google Earth.

The stash was spotted on satellite images covering the entire garden of a property in Oxford.

Police officers visited the home on Giles Road, Littlemore, and were left sorting through the mountain of bikes, which are suspected to be stolen.

Credit: Thames Valley Police
Credit: Thames Valley Police

The 54-year-old man who lived at the house was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of criminal property, but he's since been released under investigation.

Whether the neighbours had spotted the unusual garden filler is yet to be seen, but some have reported seeing officers rooting through the pile of bikes when they arrived at the house.

Since the Google Earth photos emerged, people have taken to social media to comment on the hoard.

"What was he doing with all of those bikes?" questioned one, while another said: "Cracks me up no one spotted it sooner. Surely you'd think it suspicious to have a garden overflowing with bikes?"


Many agreed with this sentiment, including this person who asked: "Did the neighbours not think it strange...?"

"What they got, 222 Kids and Counting lol?" joked another.

Credit: SWNS/Google Earth
Credit: SWNS/Google Earth

Others revealed the bikes have 'been there for years', but what the man was going to do with them is anyone's guess.


Of course, this isn't the first Google Earth discovery that's left the internet baffled.

There are some people that spend all of their time virtually trawling the whole world on the app in search of the weird and the downright freaky.

One of those is a TikTok account called hidden.on.google.earth - the name sort of speaks for itself - which last year drew our intention to a creepy demonic figure caught by the satellite images.

While the original poster simply captioned the video with a suggestion of 'Pennywise', others had their own idea of what the sunglasses wearing figure was.

Credit: TikTok/hidden.on.google.earth
Credit: TikTok/hidden.on.google.earth

"Yo that's my grandpa I've been searching for him for days, thanks man," joked one.

But all of our suspicions were crushed when another commenter revealed the truth, writing: "Dude THAT'S LITERALLY PART OF THE BRIDGE THOSE EYES ARE BOLTS." Alright, now we feel stupid.

A similar situation unfolded last year when a Google Maps enthusiast was convinced they came across a secret military base in the middle of the Sahara desert.


Sharing the image to reddit, they said: "Secret base! (Middle of the Sahara)."

While other Reddit users got swept up in the prospect of there being a secret, off-the-radar military base up to who knows what, we did some digging and found that it is indeed a military base that is still very much active today.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

It's known as Aerodrome Madama, and it's a French military airfield based in the border settlement on the northeast frontier of Niger.

Built in 1931, it was previously a French colonial fort. Nowadays, it serves as little more than a border post, controlling travel between Niger and Libya.

Featured Image Credit: Google Earth

Topics: Google Earth

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