These bizarre Google Maps glitches will give you nightmares

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Keep your eyes peeled for Photo Sphere is Street View mode.
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Digital artist Kyle Williams is a big fan of the Google Maps Street View feature.

He uses it to “just ‘walk’ around other cities, find funny street names, look at landmarks, people watch,” he tells Business Insider. “One search lead to another and I wound up on the beach in southern France.”

That’s when he noticed his first Photo Sphere masterpiece.

Photo Spheres are 360-degree photos that users can upload to Maps. But Williams realized that when the images got stitched together, they could often create some wild, unintentional images.

Check it out:


Here’s the first bizarre glitch Williams found.

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After that, he just started searching down the beach for more.

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Sure enough, he came across plenty.

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So he started “visiting” beaches all around the world …

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… turning up one strange image after another.

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“Beaches are the best because the sandy background is more neutral and when the subject is centered and glitched-up just right it looks more like art than a mistake,” Williams says.

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He calls this one “Dropped Calls.”

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Sometimes the weirdness is subtle. Those pictures are often the creepiest.

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Although these kinds of errors are more frequent at busy landmarks with more people, Williams says, a cluttered image can make it harder to find one striking frame.

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Though he has certainly succeeded in some instances.

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Like this man who appears to have a strange beard situation going on.

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Or these poor, lonely sneakers.

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Williams calls this one “No Face Detected.”

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This woman must have moved around between pictures.

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We don’t quite understand how “Headless Man Hit By Pigeon” happened, but we love it.

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The world of Google Maps Photo Spheres is full of dissolving people.

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As well as creatures with too many appendages …

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… or too few.

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We’re glad “Fist Face” doesn’t exist in real life.

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Though this lady seems pretty cool.

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Head over to Google Maps to try to find your own weird and wonderful glitch art!