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A writer was left 'freaked out' and put off her 'dream' home after stumbling across a pair of eerie disembodied legs while house-hunting on Google Maps.
Sally Doherty, 36, had been viewing the bungalow in Woking, Surrey, on Rightmove but used Street View to get a better look of the property when she discovered the mysterious limbs.
The image appeared to show a pair of legs wearing white socks and black trainers with no upper body standing on the side of the country road.
Bemused, Sally, from Kingston on Thames, Surrey, shared the image on Twitter, writing: "When you're looking at street view and then two disembodied legs pop up."
The children's author claims the sight made her take 'a sharp intake of breath' and says she's now been put off the property entirely as it is 'in the middle of nowhere' - and admits the sighting of the legs 'didn't help'.
Sally said: "I was actually looking at a property on Rightmove, I clicked on [Google] Street View, which took me to a barren landscape.
"I scrolled down a tiny bit looking for the house... and there were the legs.
"Initially, I was completely freaked out. I think I had a sharp intake of breath. Then it was more of a 'What the...?' as I tried to work out what was going on.
"I mean, the Street View was supposed to be taking me to a house and suddenly... disembodied legs."
She went on: "I'm not really superstitious but I was put off the property a little in that it seemed to be quite isolated and in the middle of nowhere, and the Street View picture obviously didn't help.
"I'm guessing the legs belong to the person who was taking the Streetview pictures? Maybe not, and we don't want to destroy the magic.
"I shared it to Twitter where a couple of writer friends said it would make a great story prompt.
"It could definitely be great inspiration for a future story, although I've just finished my first children's book Toby and the Silver Blood Witches."
Sally's followers were just as bemused with the image as she was.
One Twitter user shared her own Google Maps mishap, tweeting in response: "Street View near us has numerous copies of our postie. He's completely intact though."
Another user tweeted: "That's a story right there!" While a third replied: "Ohhhhhhh, that's really creepy!"
Google and Rightmove have been approached for comment.
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