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By on July 1, 2006, with 39 Comments

Althea Dunlop submitted this optical illusion today. It’s another Google Earth layer mismatch that gives you impression of a haunted ghost ship materializing from nothing. This illusion appears somwhere at cost shore of Cuba. For asignment, try to find it using Google Maps and post the original link in comments. I love it! For more Gogle Earth illusions check the sidebar. Thanks Althea for wonderfull submission!


  • Pythor

    That’s pretty easy, the Lat/Long is right in the picture. Here’s a Google Maps link:

    • John

      Ghost ship? To me it looks like a sinking ship.

    • I

      yea

  • Archie411

    Nice locating it Pythor
    Really nice really nice

    They zoomed it so we cant tell the deiffrence

    • CAT

      yeah, it won’t let me see it :(

  • Lucilu

    it’s not that great…

  • meeow =^_^=

    woah

  • matt

    what are the coordinates?

  • 156145

    what r the coordinates

  • laaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

    What r the coordinates? Respond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dodedo

    i clicked on the link that pythor gave us, but there’s no picture!

    I used the coordinates on google world, and nothing’s there….

  • Anonymous

    most of the google stuff is updated time to time and the ship is no longer there….

  • BoomTssPhace

    …silly people…Okay, google earth (or googlemaps, whatever) uses satelites to take different small pictures of an area and then blur them together to make the big picture that you see. Obviously half of the boat was captured in one picture, and in the picture next to it, it had cruised away by then…

    This can also be seen by the different shades in water. The sattelite moved to take the next picture and the sun reflected off of the water at a different angle.

  • Anonymous

    yea, i followd pythor’s link. i didnt dee anything, but if u go to thre right a bit, u will notice a small white dot. Zoom into it. Look like a squid thingy 2 u ?

  • Anonymous

    woah. its not there anymore. srry ppls

  • money

    Google Earth is getting become more popular and very interseting now

  • dusty

    23.153186N 82.446883W
    right off of the coast of habana.

  • Anonymous

    it’s cool lookin’ but how do you know the ship isn’t just sinking??

  • Spinner

    To go along with the same idea, here is one of the dissapearing bridge. This is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia. If you zoom in far enough, the bridge seems to just fade away…

    Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

  • Politikally Paranoid

    I don’t understand wut this is about…I looked at the link, but the ship wasn’t there…is it just in the coordinates? Is it fake? I’m so stupid.

  • Anonymous

    i went to the link that spinner left and if i’m looking in the right place, the bridge just disappears because it becomes a tunnel, hence the name “chesapeake bay bridge-TUNNEL” thats what i think unless he was referring to the east end of it, it looks wierd over there, but certainly doesn’t disappear.

  • Jeff

    ok to go along with what spinner said, ive been throught that tunnel and yes its a tunnel soidk what your talking about but there is no dissapearence i see

  • Anonymous

    Hey #10 you have way to much time on you hands to try and figur that out its just a crapy built boat that is sinking, that tolk me like 10 sec. to get that

  • Anonymous

    i think that one picture was taken at one time and another one at a later date, nothing special, it’s just two pictures merged together.

  • amelia

    its a ship in the water lol

  • Anonymous

    there is no illusion the only thing i saw was a weird white thingamajigee

    • ANYMOUS

      Theres no pic…

  • marco

    its not special its just because while they were taking pictures they caught half the boat and the next picture it was gone because it was moving so half is there and the other is not.

  • Anomynous

    OH NOES ITS SINKING!!!! SEND A RESCUE BOAT!

  • llonkyram1

    abandon ship….!

  • Anonymous

    ship?

  • BigShot

    I’ve just heard about this now, went to take a look but as others have said, the ship has gone.

    Maybe it really was a ghost ship though. When I zoomed in to take a look, I got the eye altitude down really low and fell through the planet. After tumbling for a while I emerged 625 Nautical Miles south of Rockall in the West European Basin, roughly 47-and-some-change North and 13-and-a-bit West.

    It gave me a bit of a giggle anyway. ;)

  • http://gmail.com Ginger

    wow XD illusions are so funny!

  • u bum

    ghost ship it luks lik its under water dont u
    think

  • seye

    it is quite clear(or maybe im wrong)dat it is a 2 in 1 merged pic as the water at the left of the pic is more agitated bluer and brighter than the water to the right oof the pic

  • Mekayla_Butler

    Either a ghost ship , or its sinking :) just saying

  • http://ync.com Michael Newnham

    That is,without doubt,the worst attempt at an illusion I have ever seen.

  • Vincent

    It’s stitching problem

  • wesley

    i think its the penguins doing just a guess (this is a batman refrence for all none nerds )

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