Alright, so there might be something out there but is anyone else getting a little tired of people looking for strange and mysterious things on Google Street View?
If it’s not the lost City of Atlantis, it’s aliens. UFO experts are today working themselves into a tizzy about the possibility that E.T. has just been chilling out Berkeley Heights, N.J. since 1982.
British newspaper the Telegraph, cites Malcolm Robinson, head of Strange Phenomena Investigations* as saying that while it’s hard to say with certainty what this smudge next to a beam of light actually is in the image, it’s similarities with ET are “obvious.”
Robinson said that the beam of light was “of added interest” it was a huge assumption to say it was an alien despite how much “we’d all love it.”
The paper reports that another expert thought E.T. may have been created by Google’s software trying to join two images together. While we’ll all be so disappointed if Spielberg can’t make another E.T (with Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas of course) we think this is more likely. Especially when you consider that the walls of Atlantis turned out to be the path of a boat collecting data. Google’s statement about Atlantis below:
"It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth, including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an ancient Roman villa," a statement from Google read. "In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data."
*Really? There’s a department/office of Strange Phenomena Investigations?