The REAL story behind the horrifying Google Maps killer clown pic that shook the internet

It is common for cars across the world to travel down streets, taking panoramic views for Google's street view feature


                            The REAL story behind the horrifying Google Maps killer clown pic that shook the internet
The clown is seen standing in front of a door splattered with what looks like blood (Google Maps)
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A terrifying Google Maps find has revealed a picture of a scary, knife-wielding clown standing in front of a bloodied door. The clown is seen standing in front of a door splattered with what looks like blood at the entrance of a basement flat in Montreal, Canada.

It is, however, not clear whether the clown was a prankster trying to amuse map searchers or the car with a panoramic camera passing by the city simply happened to come across an ongoing Halloween party. It is common for cars across the world to travel down streets, taking panoramic views for Google's street view feature. This first launched in 2007 in several US cities. Since then, it has expanded to various other cities and rural areas across the globe.

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2021 saw another strange Google Maps find. A creepy dark mass of an island on Google Earth made waves on social media, giving rise to several theories. The image of Vostok Island, an uninhabited coral island in the Pacific Ocean raised eyebrows after it was shared to a popular Reddit page about unusual Google Maps finds. A number of users responded with different theories, with some speculating it was a secret military base.

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In another incident that left people horrified back in 2014, police in Leith, Scotland were alerted after the maps feature appeared to capture a murder taking place. After police followed up to trace the apparent killer, they arrived at a mechanic's car repair shop, where they found that a couple of workers at the shop staged the murder as part of a sick prank when they saw the camera car approaching. 

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Scary as the other incidents are, Google Maps can also be quite hilarious. Last year, Google Maps fans have spotted a mountain with a hilarious name -- Mount Clitoris. Social media is in stitches after they discovered that the mountain shares its name with the part of a woman's genitals. Travel My Globe says that Mount Clitoris is a "hidden gem tucked away waiting to be explored." 

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Mount Clitoris is located about 167 miles (270km) north of the capital Manila, and is a very popular hiking spot. It was formerly known as Mount Mogao, and it rises serenely above a peaceful Barangay Cagubatan in Tadian, Mountain Province, which is also known to be home to enchanted eels. 

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