Cuban Ghost Ship Illusion

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!

39 Replies to “Cuban Ghost Ship Illusion”

  1. 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….

  2. …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.

  3. 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 ?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. ;)

  11. 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

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