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Terrified Google Maps users think forest is HAUNTED thanks to eerie glowing trees

Terrified Google Maps users think forest is HAUNTED thanks to eerie glowing trees

CONSPIRACY nuts claim to have discovered a “haunted” forest in an image on Google Maps.

The photo, shared on social media over the weekend, shows a strangely coloured area of a forest in central California.

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A strangely coloured area of a forest in California has been spotted on Google Maps[/caption]

It sparked a debate on Reddit, where user “Conscious_Que” posted a screen grab of the “coloration anomaly” taken from Google Street View, the Daily Star reports.

In comments below the post, some suggested the purple-greenish patch was a result of paranormal activity.

“110 per cent a haunted forest,” one user joked.

Another agreed that the forest looked menacing: “Don’t go. No one could came back from there…”

And the theories only got weirder as other users chipped in with their ideas on what the lights meant.

“Aliens,” said one concise user.

A fourth wrote: “A glitch in the matrix.”

As it turns out, the origin of the intensely hued zone is far less sinister than some Redditors would have you believe.

Putting forward a more grounded explanation for the “glitch”, one user said: “The [camera’s] sensor probably died and we got an haunted forest.”

Technically glitches commonly hit the high tech, 360-degree cameras loaded onto Google’s Street View cars.

Users regularly share them on social media, often sparking wild conspiracy theories before a more common sense explanation is found.

Back in 2018, netizens went wild over a Street View image of a road in Europe covered in an eerie “purple substance”.

The bizarre hue appears to be crawling over the pavement and up nearby houses. It was also the result of a bizarre technical snafu.

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The colourful patch is thought to have been caused by a technical glitch[/caption]

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