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Bizarre 'creature' with long, flailing arms spotted on Google Street View

By T.K. Randall
November 16, 2023 · Comment icon 8 comments

Strange figure found on Google Street View.
You don't expect to see this at the side of the road... Image Credit: Google Street View
This outrageous looking figure with strange, elongated arms was recently spotted at the side of a road in Utah.
Given that Google has attempted to photograph both sides of every road across most of the developed world with its Street View service, it's not surprising that the search giant's camera-equipped cars have picked up some peculiar things over the years.

This latest example, however, just about takes the cake as perhaps the most bizarre thing ever.

Photographed next to a road near the Bears Ears Visitor Center in the town of Buff, in Utah, this outrageous looking figure appears to have enormous, disproportionate arms that are flailing around in the air behind it as it walks along, like a deranged real-life version of Mr Tickle from the Mr Men.

Images of the scene quickly went viral, leaving a lot of users completely stumped.
Was it some sort of prank ? Could the image have been stretched and distorted somehow ?

The answer, it turns out, is strikingly simple.

According to reports, this is in fact a unique type of scarecrow that is designed to be particularly effective at keeping birds away from the local fields.

Judging by the image, it wouldn't be surprising if this bizarre looking mannequin was quite effective at keeping unwanted human visitors away from the fields as well...

Source: Mirror | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Resume 17 days ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by ExoPaul 17 days ago
Scarecrow's face has its face blurred out to protect it from reprisals in the scarecrow community. Personally, I would have gone with a black silhouette and a voice actor's dialogue.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Stiff 17 days ago
After all the evidence provided I can conclude that the Papameter is reading 85% paranormal, 10% hoax and 5% scientifically explainable.
Comment icon #4 Posted by josellama2000 17 days ago
It was a girl that still tried get that blackfriday deal at the store, after being ran over.  
Comment icon #5 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 17 days ago
oh, man. A scarecrow..? I want a refund 
Comment icon #6 Posted by qxcontinuum 17 days ago
Crows are very smart creatures able to make distinction between real and fiction. I bet they laugh they're ass off by watching the dummy.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Bendy Demon 16 days ago
Cool but the moment that thing starts running around, flailing those ridiculous arms and screaming like a drunken banshee, I'm gonna run the other way, screaming like a drunken banshee....
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sgt84801 11 days ago
Maybe it’s modern sculpture?

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