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By on April 21, 2006, with 66 Comments

This isn’t really an optical illusion, just a layer mismatch done on highway I-80 between Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, but still looks freaky! It makes my head hurt, though. You can check it for yourself on this Google Maps link. I encourage you all to submit all your google earth findings that might seem strange or optical illusion style. Also check previous “Peruvian Dune Jesus” and “Flying Car” if you are into this.

Google Maps Haunted Road


66 Responses
  1. Farted says:

    Why do the roads on the ends all of a sudden dissapear…. is it cause they are going in a tunnel… HMMMMMMMMMMM……….

  2. Tristan says:

    Not so much–tunnels in Nebraska??

    Just a mismatch on the stitching–that’s all.

  3. Antonio says:

    It is a failure in the photo-match system of google-maps. It should be well-aligned by a computer program but the angle of the different composing pictures produce this error.

  4. Danny Gali says:

    Hey, I think i was on that road once. But only once.

  5. RaiderX says:

    yea google earth does thsi alot, you cant expect everything to come out perfect, the computer doesnt see what its doing, but anyway, this is pretty cool

  6. Hai says:

    i second Farted’s thought….or it’s a road still in construction

  7. S-r-ex says:

    check out
    59*44’30N – 10*10’11E
    55*36’03N – 12*45’05E
    You’ll find mismatches on about every seam you see in GE

    but to explain this to you who still haven’t got it:
    Google Earth is made of of hundreds of different sattelite photo’s. these photo’s has to be “fused” together so they made one huge image of the earth. however, the computers who fuse these images can’t make perfet fits, so sometimes, roads and such come out like in the image above. the two I found are just a couple of random I found while searching around. for the second one, look at the round thingie.

  8. Kunal says:

    I don’t get it. It looks like a normal road.

  9. ooo wow says:

    the road isnt finished yet

  10. rudolph says:

    dont get it? well i do……………..

  11. fender says:


  12. That guy says:

    SREX that was a big waste of time

  13. April says:

    Oh Man.. thats where I must have gotten off at..!

  14. Bart says:

    If it is a tunnel, where does the roads coming up again?

    If the roads are under construction, why do there drive cars on both sides already?

    It’s just a mismatch of the map, i guess ;-) But it is a good one. I live in The Netherlands, Europe, but i use Google map for the United States pretty often!

    Check out my home at : 52.29’51.53″ – 5.25’20.86″

  15. Tyler says:


  16. BurninRubber says:

    No, It’s a teleporter. The van goes into the big hole of doom and comes at the other side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Al says:

    I agree, it’s probably a teleporter. I’m surprised no one brought that up earlier…

  18. Phil says:

    Pfft half of Calgary is haunted then. Sericously, theres a mismatch pretty much down the center of the city on a roughly North-South line. Gets annoying for us Calgarians!

  19. Red. says:

    id believe it’s a mismatch if it wasn’t for the fact that that trees and stuff on either sides of the roads are perfectly in line….!! creepy.

  20. Farted's new best mate says:

    it is obvious that there has been a error when google have fused it together cos u can see the change of color in the road!

  21. allo says:

    s-r-ex, i looked at both of your things, and nothing is wrong with either one of them! what the heck do you see in them? they are just normal pictures!

  22. 3Destruction says:

    Can’t you see that the two lorries on the middle road are going to collide?

  23. Anonymous says:

    i think they use all these differnt square shaped pictures of all the differnt places and they pick out the ones that have the least amount of clouds or something and put them all together almost perfectly, so all the differnt pictures of the places wre taken on differnt days, maybe there was differnt traffic on that day. it`s a coll illusion, i`ve found a couple too.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I was on that road one time…it suddenly dissapeard then I crashed into a tree

  25. Anonymous says:

    its photoshoped. if u look u can see a date in the top right on the road.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Regarding S-r-ex’s comment:
    The second coordinates (55*36’03N – 12*45’05E) don’t show a bad merge,they show an underwater tunnel. The other end of it is located at 55*37’49.88 N, 12*40’42.77 E. They do this to keep the waterway open for ships. The other side of the island has a long bridge connecting it to that mainland, so ships can’t get through there. (Note the cool bridge shadow!)

  27. Anonymous says:

    look at the right end of the roads on the lawn below the roads. looks like a scary face :O

    and the road isn’t finished

  28. Anonymous says:

    My only problem is, it could be a stitching error but if you move the “middle road” up the hedgerow above it doesn’t match the hedge/trees to the left?

  29. Anonymous says:

    where is the scary face?

  30. Anonymous says:

    The actual highway is an exact mirror image of itself. Its been fliped (by PhotoShop TM by Google Earth TM, or by the mysterious parallel mirror world that exists that can be seen from the satellite because of a solar flare.

  31. Anonymous says:

    The real roads are under trees from a bird’s eye-view!?!!?!?!

  32. BurninRubber says:

    Scary devil face crop circle!!!
    (Its an the right of the picture, just under the road.)

  33. Anonymous says:

    wow doesn’t anyone see a unhappy smiley?

  34. Anonymous says:

    You all wrong! its just the way Nebraska is the entire state is just messed up like that right down that line everything is just in the wrong place!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I don’t get it. What’s freaky about it? It just left me wondering what’s the fuss all about.

  36. Anonymous says:

    The Two semi trucks are going to Crash!

  37. Anonymous says:

    it seems that the to trucks are going to crash the small car but the car can not turn nor left nor right.

  38. Anonymous says:

    It’s so easy, a cave man/woman can do it!!!

    Don’t waste your breath S-r-ex, they’ll NEVER get it!

    “Is there intelligent life on planet Earth?” (with the exception of a few small groups)

    Can we say DUUUUUH?!? LOL…

  39. Cornelius says:

    You kids! Just “check it for yourself” by clicking on the link in the description and you’ll clearly see that this error has been corrected. And the semis aren’t gonna collide if they aren’t in the same lane, DUUUUUH!

  40. Cody says:

    I drive this road all the time… the road is finished, there are no tunnels (DUH to who said that). It is very simple, the computer that snapped the shot did not save it correctly. You can tell everything is moved to the north a little on the lower left of the picture. (look at the ditch and tree line).

  41. Anonymous says:

    That’s dumb i want some mind bending illusions not mistakes that google maps made

  42. Morgan says:

    Wait, google maps went over it, it no longer looks like that.

  43. jason says:

    its the trees limbs goin over the road so u cant see it

  44. Billy says:

    Just curious, did anybody else see the face in the right hand middle of the picture, just below the road?

  45. Mike says:

    Hmm….. very interesting…… and dont forget to get ur own avatar

  46. Devin says:

    Billy: I saw the face also. I thought that was what the person was referring to as the road being haunted.

  47. Hyperintelligent guy says:

    I figured it out!
    Chuck Norris got pulled over for speeding, and he roundhouse kicked the trooper in the face so hard it deformed the road.
    No one gives Chuck Norris a speeding ticket!

  48. Inked says:

    well when i looked up in google maps, i didnt find it ? its probabaly fake then, because you could see it in google. or like as everyone says its just google fault.

  49. I see the face too!! kinda…and I think Chuck Norris makes up all the stuff about Chuck Norris…wait..Who the heck is Chuck Norris anyways!?!?! Your all late for tea!!!!!!Cup o.O

  50. Anonymouse says:

    they fixed it

  51. Anon says:

    Anyone else see the “2005″ on the lower road in the upper left area under the truck?

  52. thomas says:

    its a watermark on the pic , DOH !!!!!!!!!!

    • alexandra n says:

      So what if its a watermark???
      dont u ever try ur imagination on things??
      do try it u may find many things (wrong) too

    • alexandra n says:

      c i am not being rude……but y demotivate sumone??
      they saw sumthng and r sharng it wid evry1 rite??
      f9 if its some wtrmrk but u can c the nos. cant u??
      its an illusion in an illusion so just enjoy!!!

  53. Jenny says:

    I see a frown :)

  54. Sanne says:

    The roads are not even. Tow of them are going right into the bushes

  55. Thundersong says:

    That is cool, but what does it mean?

  56. Triston says:

    I got one for you, google maps. Set yer location to Japan, and desination to China, read line 43.

  57. josh says:

    this is stupid, im sick of all these wankers posting blogs with inaccurate or misleading information. Haunted road? load it up and find out google made an oops…nearly every bloody page has misleading titles or pictures now. Next time, name it properly.

  58. waha says:

    jet ski across the pacific ocean .. LOL

  59. aginaya says:

    lol, just two images that supposed to be joined together to complete a view.. which turned out to be not correctly aligned, so there.

  60. Julian says:

    Highway to Hell.

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