Giant Alien Bug

Monday, 18th September 2006 by

Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer visible on Google Earth or Google Maps.

Holy Cardigans, Batman! There's an absolutely enormous bug in Germany, which is clearly hell-bent on destruction! Run for the hills!


At over 50 metres, this bug would be far bigger than the previously posted World's Largest Bug (and a whole heap more terrfying to boot) - fortunately, a moderator at the Keyhole forums informs us that this bug has gone to meet his maker, and anyway, is only actually 1mm long! He reckons it's a Thrips which was probably squished between a glass plate and the film during the scanning process.

However the circle of brown at the insect's posterior is probably the only example we'll ever see of insect excrement captured in a satellite photo! Nice.

Thanks to SammyOfKassel, koichiwb, Hill and superlocal.

Edit: Added an 's' to 'Thrips'. Thanks Parabellum.