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People have been left creeped out by someone's Google Earth discovery. See it for yourself:
There are some people that spend all of their time virtually trawling the whole world on Google Earth in search of the weird and the downright freaky.
One of those is an account called hidden.on.google.earth - the name sort of speaks for itself.
Anyway, the Google Earth enthusiast (or group of them), recently came across something that certainly gives us the shivers.
With the original poster simply captioning the video with a suggestion of 'Pennywise?' others had their own idea of what the sunglasses wearing figure is.
One person wrote: "Yo that's my grandpa I've been searching for him for days, thanks man."
While another added: "That is my sister when she don't have makeup," not very nice.
A third explained: "Dude THAT'S LITERALLY PART OF THE BRIDGE THOSE EYES ARE BOLTS." Alright, now we feel stupid.
Other people explained that they've also found the weird figure and it seems you don't need a map expert to get to it.
Some aren't as easily convinced and have blamed editing for the mysterious man. One wrote: "People can edit Google Maps and add their own photo. Hence why there are UFOs and creatures people are 'finding'."
Trying to explain the set up, another person said: "That's Ithaca, NY. Cornell and Ithaca College are there. Probably just a student prank."
Someone else on the Google Maps bandwagon is convinced they came across a secret military base in the middle of the Sahara desert.
According to The Daily Star, the Google Maps user shared the image to reddit and 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 which is still very much active today.
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.
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