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By on November 14, 2006, with 43 Comments

Hmm, it looks like some giant basketball player lives at the Munich airport in Germany. This photo was taken by satellite, and can be found using Google Maps. Is this really a shadow or something else? My sanity says one thing, and my eyes believe something else. How did this occur? You tell me! This illusion was submitted by user called Halosassin and belongs to Google Earth category. Similar illusions: mega zoom airport, flying car, Cuban ghost ship

Basketball Players Airport Shadow


43 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

    yea im first

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks like it could be a cloud shadow

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think that it’s an airplane shadow, seeing that it is an airport.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hmm, maybe I’m just morbid but it looks more like a guy hanging from a noose to me…

  5. Anonymous says:

    you all may be right but seems like to me is an ALIEN

  6. Anonymous says:

    Its an alien

  7. Anonymous says:

    It´s a fake! Try finding it on Google Earth… you won´t… it´s Photoshopped or something…

  8. Big Shtank says:

    It’s obviously an alien viewing us from outerspace and he’s standing between that spot and the sun, hence the shadow.

  9. Anonymous says:

    well first I opened google and typed:
    48 21 45 n, 11 48 35 e

    as for the lower sx of the pix and i found the airport… then I saw the image has been updated and the cloud/alien/wathever is not there anymore. Then I notice a big difference in the lower sx corner, this mean the picture has been update by google and the older one was probably one or two years old…… no way to see the original anymore and see the real deal…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Someone have a link so we know its not a photoshop>

  11. Anonymous says:

    its sooo obvious its google earth
    this was really lame!!

  12. smart...hot...SAM says:

    its fake.

    its gotta b a cloud i bet. or its one of those model things again

  13. piallator says:

    Ok, me again.

    The google image of the airport has been updated respectivly:

    7 times in 2005
    and one in 2006, 2006-07-22

    the image on the net has the copyright 2005, so at best there is one new picture on the google earth and we cannot verify the genuinity of the post.

    I wish the site check those images before post them as illusion of the day…

  14. ilikechocolate<3 says:

    thats a cloud. duh. yes, i know othe peeps said that. no, i dont care. whoops, did i go and ruin your fun? tough.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Where did the shadow go? I searched it on google earth and it’s gone. It’s at 48 21 45 N, 11 48 35 E. It must a plane or a cloud because it’s really big.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Who cares what it is? It’s obviously some sort of shadow that can be looked at in many different ways, real or not.

  17. Anonymous says:

    jordan ;=)

  18. Anonymous says:

    its not an alien you idiots. if it was why would it be interested in earth for a start. and secondly its kinda cool

  19. SheriVan says:

    This reminds me of the Google Earth image I saw a while back that had a giant insect on it, again somewhere in Germany! Maybe a bug on the camera lens?? It looked squashed.

  20. Liam says:

    Its probably some dirt

  21. Anonymous says:


  22. Jessica says:

    ♥How can it be dirt??!!♥

  23. Anonymous says:

    You guys are idiots. Someone obviously painted that in such a way that it appears to be a shadow. ITS NOT A CLOUD, NOT AN AIRPLANE, ITS PAINT!

  24. Anonymous says:

    it’s dirk nowitzki

  25. Anonymous says:

    If it is an airplane, wouldn’t the satellite that is taking this photo be farther away than an airplane? If I am thinking wright the plane should be seen in the photo. I still think it is photoshopped.

  26. Nimfoodle says:

    it a giant invisible alien. and the reason you can’t find it is cause the aliens found out it was on there and deleted it. DUH!

  27. TODE & FROG says:

    code name:frog
    code name:tode
    hey frog i think its a clowd!
    Hey tode i think its a higher power from somewhere beyond the sight of human beigns!
    yeah right frog!
    It is too tode!

  28. pablotas says:

    It dosent exists in google, go to munchen

  29. Haylz says:

    why does it matter what it is? It looks cool, doesn’t it?

  30. Cyn says:

    if you have the google earth program you can check out all the old once too.. its there on the one from april 10th 2002 :)

  31. Koolie says:

    Looks like a REALLY skinny man’s shadow :|

  32. Random says:

    Just because it’s no longer on Google Earth doesn’t mean it’s fake. They update their images regularly, so a shadow that was there before obviously wont be there again.

  33. OMGWTF says:

    MAYBE the reflected light from an airplane went passed a passenger and cause there shadow :P

  34. Cheese says:

    Its Alien!

    Dont look behind you…

  35. Jazmin` says:

    It Looks Like An Alien!

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  38. Person says:

    It looks like the slender man

  39. randomkid says:


  40. Mashuplayer says:

    It looks like Basketball player’s Shadow on the Airport, Because I saw it right on google earth!

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