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By on April 15, 2006, with 165 Comments

I believe most of you heard for this one, but for those of you who haven’t here’s another enigma: Is this a flying can captured with Google Earth? It is somwhere in Australia, this “event” took place. There are much theories circulating around the web, but real solution is pretty simple. Can you solve it? Jump inside this article to get the answer and some more pictures.

Here’s a zoomed image. Unfortunately there is nothing unexplained and paranormal/high-tech going on with this car. It isn’t even flying actually. The answer is that there is simply another black car parked near the with one, giving you impression of a white vehicle’s shadow!

Another “flying car” captured with Google Earth:

  • Frank

    Hmmmm… could it be a sign?, it’s in the position a sign would be, and the signs of this days have a lot of artifacts that could make it look like a car when seen from above…

  • Farted

    I agree with Frank

  • drk3p

    I think it could be a parashoot? or some drum held in the air by 4 posts

  • where do u

    were do u search to get this

  • RPR

    I don’t buy the black and white car explination.
    The imiages look altered and the size and shape of the black are not car like. You can see highlights and reflections on a black car, not so here!

  • Farted

    It could just be the black car is parked in front of the white car giving you the impression it’s flying. Wait, it is the black car that’s flying right? I don’t know, I’m not a genius!!! :0

  • Miguel

    I think that other black car is parked on the right side.

  • chazzlover

    i didn’t see it until benlover here pointed at it

  • benlover

    chazzlovers kinda slow……no very slow!!!!!!!!!!!!i love this illusion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JoviS

    No my friends .. this is a place about buy or sell a car .. and this car is a publicity.. think .. the car is in the top of the pipe ! you know what i mean ?.. my english is so bad .. (^^,) but .. understeand me !!

  • just me myself and i

    i thinkk its completely stupid it doesnt even look real and u r stupid for thinking its flying its obviously the black car white car solution

  • Three Girlies

    We all think that it is the actual shadow because you can’t see anything on the car…That’s just our opinion!!! That is awesome, by the way!!!

  • Danny Gali

    It can’t be a flying car. I might be more inclined to believe what they said before, a sign.
    Compare the first image’s shadow to the direction of the shadows of the nearby trees. It could actually be slightly off.
    The second car image’s shadow seems to be more off than the first one.

  • RaiderX

    the cheap zoomed jpeg quality is what allows this illusion. Since its very low quality and the image was taken from such a distance, you cant see any parts of the car but the car itself. pretty cool illusion I must say

  • one

    It appear real.. but I think that google Earth doesn’t take movement.. it take shot’s but not in movement.. is strainge that it take a car!!.. flying

  • ‘Dacker

    Two possibilities:

    * A billboard and it’s shadow
    * A fuel tank raised off the ground. It’s not uncommon to see these near a constructions site. A semi pulls-in with a trailer full of diesel. It’s raised on 4-6 legs and is used to fuel heavy equipment via gravity feed.

  • joe

    duhhhhhhh. maybe it is a bus-stop shelter casting a shadow. The one’s I’ve seen have clear walls.

  • fdjeifrrfdsafsfs

    i agree with the balloon idea

  • billibobjoe

    I think that its an alian space craft trying to take over the world. JK I think there is a black car parking in front of the white car. Thats what I think but I don’t know

  • Hai

    one word: hydralics…….or maybe the paranormal?…………………

  • Chad

    It is low quality because these are sattelite photos. Download Google Earth. Yuo can zoom into nearly every where.

  • Jack

    No, it’s not a car-on-a-stick. The British website The Register has had some readers send in ground-level pictures of the location.


  • Kiel

    I think the good people who set up google earth are just trying to play a trick on a few of us….maybe they got bored one day and just decided to put an image of a flying car in one of the satellite to stir up a few inquisitive minds…just for the heck of it

  • this is easy

    this is easy, someone painted the ground black or had a black tarp on it, look at the other shadows in the picture

  • setu

    interesting,but it seems like a parachute landing down.Yes
    this is what it is.

  • R U Mad


  • Florian

    All it is, is a Black car parked next to a white, one the Black One looking like a shadow, making the White car look as if it’s flying.

  • cool

    could it be a low-altitude cloud?

  • OSHI

    its just a realy big hole near the white car…easy

  • lauren

    OMG u idiots!!!!!!!! i live near there and there was a fair on and 1 parachute had 2 land there bcause there wasnt enough room on the oval JEEZ!!!!!!!!

  • loser

    it looks like a paratcute….
    but you see this is a mind trick…they say flying car…so you are looking for a flying car…but if they say paratcute than you will see a paratcute…hee hee hee…im smart…

  • ruth

    haha thats cool!

    and by the way, it’s PARACHUTE :)

  • Lea

    my boyfirend looks at these images all day for a living, and he swears, no matter how much i want it to be a parachute, it really is a car. I’m inclined to believe him, not because he has experiance with GIS, but because I agree with Occam’s razor. so stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • Kyle

    I know exactly what it is, i got on my google earth and looked at the same thing but at my house cuse theres one by me. All it is is a “portable water tank” dont know exactly what there called but yeah they elevate them 3X off the ground and stick a hose underneath it and boom out comes water.

  • tekn04

    it’s a caravan

  • Zeke129

    It’s simply a car on top of a post to advertise the used car dealership across the street.

  • sffc

    Looks to me like they parked the car next to a puddle that happened to be the same size.

  • ok


  • tobymac


  • Quan

    Its just a black car next to it

  • Smartass

    WTf are you guys talking about…
    With a good imagination, the possiblities are endless. But personally, I think it is just a black car beside a white one. Or… could it mean that Harry Potter really does exist?! OMG!?

  • Glenn

    I believe this is some kind of tank on legs and the black is the shadow.

  • hey!

    Hey its a car shaped hot-air balloon that the basket is still on the ground!

  • Mr. Australia

    I live in Austrailia and I live where the ‘hover car’ is. It isn’t a hover car. It is a shade tent. Jack gave the link and that is true. I’ve been there. And it isn’t a sign, because there isn’t a sign that close to the location.

  • David

    A flying DeLorean? :)

  • Stan

    Er…anyone ever seen anything like this beofre?


  • Luke

    Google Earth is making this to look like its flying cos they were bored.

    well it worked, it kept you fools ocupied a long time!!!

    i mean, it obviouslly isnt a flyingcar but an error in the stitching between the photos, and after 50 comments ur still arguing?!?!?!?!??

    GET A LIFE!!!!

    Man: How do u keep an idiot occupied for ages?
    Idiot: I dont Know, How?
    Man: I’ll tell u next week
    Bystander: No its usually 7.

  • yenterb

    google is haunted! run for your dear lives! somebody faint!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    These are not cars. They are standing on grass, not on parking lots or streets where cars always are.

  • JaqueChirac

    IT’S OBVIOUS! The car casts a shadow right next to it at that time of day on that location of the Earth making it look like it’s floating. If it were floating, the shadow would be way more to the left.

  • Anonymous

    i think it could b a second hand car place, and it is a big car on a poll, but we can not see the poll, or the writing on the side of it

  • Anonymous

    It could just be a doctored photo.

    If you cover up the “shadows” on the first pictures (the ones that aren’t zoomed in) then the car is suddenly back down on the ground.

  • Anonymous

    I think all it is is just a black car parked next to a white 1 becuz the outline of the two cars is different!(^,^)!!8^)!!!!!!!!!

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!!

    i think its either a parashute with its shadow, or a white car with something black beside it. Look at the 2nd pic – the black bit is not in the shape of a car – not at all!! and i agree with RPR – if the black bit was a car, it would hav light reflections and stuff.

  • Anonymous

    maybe they were shooting the harry potter movie

  • Anonymous

    Its just the shadow, the sun i shining directly at one side of the car(probably setting or rising) so the shadow is cast to the side of the car

  • Anonymous

    someone just put in that black to add a cast shadow

  • Anonymous

    its totally a sign, ya kno like a billboard

  • Julia


  • Anonymous

    wow umm i see stands near the fron so im going to have to say that its a sign

  • Gavin Bayles

    Read the paragraph. It’s two different cars. Duh.

  • Anonymous

    The first pic has 2 flying cars not 1 car.

  • Anonymous

    What are the co ordinates

  • Danger Machine

    chitti chitti bang bang chitti chitti bang bang we love you!

  • Amanda

    If you look at the parking lot across the street, you can see that they are not an angle, and that you are looking down straight. If the car were flying the shadow would appear more under the car.

  • Anonymous

    I think its the shadow of the car kind of like the frisbee one where it is on the ground but looks like its hovering

  • Anonymous

    It can’t be a flying car. Mines been in the garage all week

  • Anonymous

    maybe its parked on see through cement and under it is mirrors and it reflects so it makes it look like its flying!

  • C

    that’s just a white car with something beside it to look like a shadow probably another car?

  • Anonymous

    hmmmmm…well, i think the sun is in such a position that the shadow of the car is on the ground, in a certain position. it looks like its floating but its just a long shadow…? if that makes any sense at all! lol!

  • Anonymous

    i also agree with frank, if u look @ it carefully u can kind of make out dat it iz a sign-well i can!

  • j3ffr3y

    they proubley dig a hole next to the car or sometin or a black car next to it.

  • yeah its me

    maybe a car parked next to a hole were they are burying sumthin

  • JC

    i think theres a white car and a black car right next to each other

  • Anonymous

    ok obviosly its an advertisement
    havent any of you ever seen those???

    you know, they get an old car, put it up on some posts, and bam… you can see it from a distance while driving
    its set up perfectly to be seen from drivers on the road

    anddd… you can even see the shadows from the posts that it is held up by

    good lord

  • Politikally Paranoid

    Thas probably jus a balloon or a sign or sometin

  • chiplover90

    there is a black car next to it, i just know it!


  • Anonymous

    it is only a sign, can you see the parking that is a sign for the parking

  • Anonymous

    simple. one car is slightly elevated on a hill or camouflaged bridge while a second car (black) with completely tinted windows is placed beside, then an areal shot was taken.
    IF the car was realli floating, the shadow would be closer.

  • Anonymous

    This is NOT a car or cars at all! Come on , how can you miss it. This is a storage tank on a four leg support frame. It is the tank and its shadow ! Proof ? Just look at the shadows on the trees line to the left of the picture towards the fields. They are of the same size and direction proving a consistent position of the sun !

    • owen

      ummmmmmmmmm, sun cosistincy only proves that the pic is not fake, or at least that the people that made it arent idiots,other than that, sun consistincy has nothing to do withit! although the fuel tank idea is very plausable

    • Ferit

      or an ad board.

  • Anonymous


    It is just a white car and a black car next to it or a balloon for advertisement with a shadow under it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/69kitten69 brittany

      I agree with you! In the first picture, it looks like a black car beside it. That’s a cool illusion though.

  • Anonymous

    Snape – I warned Potter and Weasley about letting the Muggles see them in that flying car!

  • Person 6

    Yup. It’s a balloon or a black and white car. Easy to find it out.


  • Anonymous

    Note to self: Stop parking my black car so close to other cars anymore.

  • Anonymous

    white car parked enxt to black car

  • Diable Cortez

    No. Ronald weasley took his dad’s flying car to take Harry potter away…We caught it! Now they have to let the ministry of magic know! LOL

  • Anonymous

    its really real. i can see it from the far one

  • Anonymous

    it could be anything: a black tarp, a water puddle, or a black car. it’s hard to tell since its blurry, but it deffinately isnt flying or a car on a post(the shadow would be closer). but very cool, my next question is: how much time do you have on your hands to go through Google Earth and find these things?

  • Pranzi

    I agree with just me, myself and I

  • http://www.youtube.com The Lion king kid

    ha ha!

  • http://www.moillusions.com DaGni DoOms

    i saw something like this near my school once there was a black car parked next to a white car on the sand and i imeadiately thought of this.

    DaGni DoOms is out!

  • Onnie

    wow… O_o ALIENS!!! jk hehe

  • lucy

    if i was the shadow it would be connected to the car

    • dwane

      that true.

    • Clint

      With the whole “shadow isn’t attached” thing, go outside and jump. Ur shadow won’t still be connected to you. With that said it could be a raised water tank or something else raised if it isn’t two cars.

  • Kat

    I see flying pin.

  • Westley

    maybe the white car is parked next to a black car

  • Lena

    the ‘shadow’ is way too dark to be a shadow. it is totally something black beside it.

  • Sparky

    its not a shadow duh. if it was a shadow then why the black part is NOT CONNECTED to the car. i think its a black coffin. ahehehe…

  • Zerro

    There are 2 cars…. a white one and a black one.

  • purplepeopleeater

    lol cool but people should stop trying to figure it out and just imbrace the the fact of gosh dont be such a party pooper guys :(

  • gggg

    its a monument to ‘brock’ v8 supercars ledgend, its a replica vk commodore bout 2m in the air…nothin speshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Andrew

    Either that or its the ute on the pole in Denni

  • http://yaho.com milie

    the what? ?_?

  • Laquisha

    looks like appa(:

  • Toby

    A white car, parked next to black car.

  • Anonymous

    I see the Avatar xD

  • idk

    I dont believe thats a black car the other black cars in yhe pic u cam see detail on them y not thats black car

  • WinnieDaWho

    a white car parked next to purely, shadowy black car?

  • Sick of Debunkers

    Or it could actually be a “flying” car. There are people who really own vehicles that hover. They don’t fly very high and this thing, if it were a “flying” car, doesn’t look very high off the ground. Think about it. What are the odds that a white car would just happen to be parked on the OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD from a parking lot, at an angle with a black car (not red or blue or any other color, mind you, but black) sitting perfectly to “create a shadow”? Also, there are other black vehicles in the first pic and they have detail – while the “black car”/shadow looks flat. Or maybe the white car was on a lift of some sort (like they have at car lots to display cars) and the fact that the pic was from directly above, the lift was obscured from view and the shadow is really of both the car and the lift?

    • Suor de Sapo

      Or it’s just a stunt team practising…

  • someone

    It’s a blury picture but i think its just a black car

  • me too

    a ballon car? some type of advertising material :P lol

  • Omen

    Well they are are most definitely wrong on this one. That car is actually on a display rack for vehicles. I mean who would not see the smal white bars in the pixels. I know its rather hard but come on.. its actually the shadow of the car next to it. Look at the angle of the shadows. The slight gray tints just under the car that would give hint towards steel bars of some kind near it.

  • KellyAnn

    A white car, with a shadow! Duh!

  • dude

    flying can, definately

  • Anonymous_at_work

    The black object is really a shadow, but the “flying car” is a shade awning (the tent-like things on aluminum frames people sit under at outdoor events). Dark stripes on the awning give the illusion of front and back windows (the dark stripes are likely the same size as the white stripes – the low resolution makes the dark stripes look smaller than they really are, and give the illusion of a curved central “car roof” area). As Omen mentioned earlier, you can actually kind of see some of the poles holding it up.

  • Lily

    Its Ron and Harry testing out the new car Ron bought!

  • Dudette

    *looks at other black cars and looks at the “shadow” black car.. (odd..its flat with no detail)

    *looks at the angles of shadows from the trees, and looks at the white car’s “shadow… hmm~ (odd..same angle and length, which means it can be hovering pretty high)

    it could be a car on a display stand or something? or maybe a real flying car.. black to the future X3

  • http://www.deuueb.com drgsmrgc

    That’s my car! WTF, is this how it disappeared?

  • Mike

    Thats no car in the air OMG
    as anyone with vision can see thats some sort of portable fruit/venders stand i can clearly see poles from ground to the top of the apparatus hey it may even be a bus shelter hahahahahah a flying car hahahahaha

  • ideal

    its a Baloon car

  • just d

    to be honest, its just a baloon car. just look closely and youll see it.

  • steve

    obviously its a shadow of the actual car caused by the direction of the sun at the time,far from rocket science.

  • vinyas

    its obviously a black car cuz it has been covered with a car cover thats why its not reflecting like other cars.

  • Shaksbeer

    are we playing GTA San Andress With Car Fly Cheats ???????????

  • vishal

    intentionaly done,,,,,,,, just a black cotton peace placed besides the car and picured from helicopter or (if it seems litle costly then) just some work done on that particular pictures got first from the google earth

  • http://comcast.net Travis

    Note to self, Stop leaving the keys in the Delorian

  • http://www.haritalar.web.tr Uğur Akgöz

    Of course its an UFO.

  • Anymanomous

    Achooooo….. sorry im just alergic to youre bullshit

  • heather

    Well the way I see it is if it is 2 cars where are there shadows? I don’t think its a car at all I’m going to have to agree with the first persons that has commented on this. I think It some kind of container because I can clearly see that the shadow is attached to the it

  • Kanaan


  • Hi

    A Black Car’s Next To The White Car -__-

  • Jalin

    Had so many grammer errors i lmfao at the 1 tht said “is that a flying can?”

  • steven


    This is a “flying pile-up” in Indianapolis.

    Two cars at a scrap yard are mounted on a
    pole 30′ over head.


  • james

    dukes of hazard jump

  • Galiolaws

    that thing is more of an aeroplane than a car

  • netzien

    To the author of this article – USE SPELL CHECK!

  • jannie

    Thank you Steven for the answer.
    Its a car on a 30 ft pole..
    We have a tractor on a pole near where I live.
    Black car….nice try…but no.

  • idc

    i love how people are bitching about the fact that it’s not flying. if you read the damn thing it tells you that it’s not flying. people these days holy shit.

  • Miranda

    Darn Weasleys

  • http://www.moillusions.com/2006/04/flying-car-captured-with-google-earth.html#2322 Dylan

    it actually is a white car parked next to a balck one proof? take a look at the last zoomed in picture it shows inconsistent shadows in which there are two blank areas where windsheilds would be.

  • dwane

    i mean they do got a car that swims soooo who knows?

  • ryan

    …its a black car parked next to a white car..

  • Roy Maycock

    looks more to me like a car sitting on top of a wrecker.

  • Smokingbraincells

    It’s a balloon of a car. Google it I’m sure there’s an actual video of it on youtube somewhere.

  • jo nathan

    pretty sure that’s some kind of corporate logo; judging by what looks to be a small employee parking lot. Right? Why would 2 cars be parked off to the side like that? They’re not cars. It’s like a large W or something raised off the ground for some damn office complex or something.

  • panama

    what is wrong with this online paper..

    click on a picture of some round building
    inside of some square building,

    and the damn web loads up a picture
    of a old flying car story.

    damn russia, hire a programmer please.

    hells bells i hate a website that is not
    run properly.

  • Haruko

    Harry Potter is real.

  • Shannon

    Looks like a white car parked next to a water source to me (small pond?).

  • Ali

    pictures 1 and 2 are the same “car” and field. picture 3 different. look at it, pic 3 is wrong grassy knoll and the “car in pic 1&2 is at an angle to the road, pic 3 lined up….2 different image locations but of the same thing.

  • jokesonu

    Question? Did any of you jokers notice that those are two ( 2 ) separate photos of two completely different parking lots? Did anyone notice that the streets are different in each of the photos? The two different white objects that you see in the photos are in reality NOT cars at all, but railroad water tanker cars used for construction and well water storage. They put them up on raised poles after they are delivered so they can get water from a gravity fed system. The reason that I know this is because they do this out in Barstow California, due to the fact that it is the middle of the desert and very little water.

  • Anon

    -_- seriously peeps? Its just a water or fuel tank. Notice how both “Flying cars” have the same shadow, and are at the same height form the ground. They are identical structures.

  • bobc
  • Khyber

    how do we know that the hulk didnt just toss both of them in different directions proving that they arnt flying cars but the hulk is pms’ing again.

  • Jeal

    That’s RONALD WEASLEY taking out his father’s car for a drive – again .. tsk tsk tsk.. muggles! making fuss over an enchanted car.. -_-

  • Danathan

    look in the parking lot to the right, theres another white car parked next to another black car. it looks relatively the same besides the surrounding cars…

  • Danathan

    or a water tank…

  • Kate

    Isn’t there a possibility there was a bllack car next to it?

  • Jeff

    As you can plainly see from https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=-32.012002,115.786349&t=k&z=21 , there is no structure there.

  • Heather

    Guys, obviously this is Harry Potter and Ron Weasley on their way to Hogwarts. Duh! ;)