Snapchat Users Find 'Crashed Plane' On Map But Experts Point Out Simple Explanation
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Jay Holliday was using the map function on Snapchat when she saw what she thought could be a white jet inside a lake near Wokingham in Berkshire.
The 29-year-old recorded the map and then shared the clip on TikTok where others were also left baffled by the plane.
Jay, from Seaton, Cumbria said: "A few people had done TikToks after finding things on Snapchat Maps, so I started searching and I came across that. I was thinking, 'is that a plane at the bottom of the lake'?
"I just put on TikTok for a bit of fun, but there've been a lot of controversial comments. A lot of people have been saying there was a plane crash there in the early 2000s.
"Some have said it was a plane flying over at the time, but if that was the case there would be loads of them all over the map. Others are saying there can't just be one flying over, and that's a valid comment really.
"I've been laughing at the comments where people have said they're going to go and have a look. It's got inside a lot of people's heads."
Posting the clip on TikTok, Jay wrote: "This is blowing my mind. Has anyone been to this lake."
One baffled user said: "What the... I live there and I had no clue that exists."
Another wrote: "Literally google white swan lake plane crash, it crashed into the lake and then they took it out."
A third asked: "Who else went straight to Snapchat to confirm?"
However, Jean Fostekew, from the nearby Museum of Berkshire Aviation has dismissed the claims - meaning it's more than likely a plane flying overhead.
Jean said: "As far as the museum's aware there hasn't been a crash in the lake. I could probably stick my neck out and say that's never happened. It's likely to be the picture.
"There used to be an airfield here, but the lake wasn't even here then, so it has nothing to do with the airfield either. It's all in somebody's imagination I think."
And if that's not proof enough for you, Snapchat confirmed it was likely to be a plane flying overhead captured by satellite imagery.