Google Maps fans make an eerie discovery at the bottom of the sea – but it’s not what it seems

GOOGLE Maps explorers were shocked to discover something sitting on the ocean floor like a crashed plane.

The startling discovery was made just off Crooked Island in the Bahamas.

The outline of an airplane looks like it is under the ocean

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The outline of an airplane looks like it is under the oceanCredit: Google

You can check it yourself by looking up the following coordinates on Google Maps: 22.6783072,-73.8283369.

“There are many missing planes, if it’s not an artifact it could be a known crash or one that’s still missing,” speculated a user on Reddit.

But the reality might not be quite so scary.

As other internet sleuths point out, a crashed plane probably wouldn’t be as visible from the seabed.

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And it wouldn’t be in one piece either.

So if it’s not a doomed plane, then what is?

Well, it may be due to a simple satellite image processing error.

Another Google Maps observer took pictures of the same spot at a different point on Google Earth and the plane can be seen flying as usual.

“Only Google is silly and stitches and blurs more than one image for the same spot,” they explained.

“Also right in front of the nose you can see the line where the 2 images are joined.

“Older picture from the same place, plane flew ok.”

Google Maps sometimes suffers from glitches when tracking planes – it usually leaves behind a weird mix of colors and there’s a reason for that.

It has to do with how the cameras in space take pictures of Earth.

They take pictures in different color bands, which are usually red, green, and blue.

The frames are then assembled to form the photos in their truest color as we all know it.

The thing is that not every picture is taken at the same time.

So a fast-moving plane can trick the merging process and leave us with the raw red, green, and blue that we see in this case.

Plane well seen flying on Google Earth

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Plane well seen flying on Google EarthCredit: Reddit/carlitosbahia

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