Guy Jumping from Roof?

Recently someone posted this placemark showing what looks like a guy standing near the edge of a roof on a building near Tokyo, Japan. I say “looks like” because this obviously can’t be a man as he would be 50 or 60 feet tall according to my measurement estimate. It really is a weird shot though, and quite amusing when you realize its not real.
This is some kind of suggested visual anomaly and a by-product of a photo resoution problem. You may not see a man in the picture if it wasn’t suggested to you first. I remember when NASA scientists thought they had found a “face” on the surface of mars in the 1980s. A later mission took a higher resoultion picture and you could tell it was just a product of rocks and shadows. But, the original picture certainly seemed very much like a human face. Here’s a link to a face on Mars story.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. By the way, I showed this to my wife a few minutes ago and she couldn’t see it as a guy at all. She just sees a smokestack. I was laughing as I tried to show her how it looks like a guy, but she couldn’t see it.
    I know a bunch of people saw this as a guy as well at the Google Earth Forums. So, it’s not just me and the original poster.

  2. Christian Maire says:

    Yeah… I don’t really see it either… :-S

  3. Ahh, another person easily fooled by those NSA controlled news feeds from NASA…

  4. i see a fat guy in a red shirt and blue denim shorts. but that’s just me.

  5. Norberto says:

    It looks like some big advertising, seems a soccer player on the run.

  6. run! its ultraman!

  7. i agree,i think it’s not a guy standing near the edge…it’s not clear..thanks for the information…

  8. i agree,i think it’s not a guy standing near the edge…it’s not clear..thanks for the information…

  9. i agree,i think it’s not a guy standing near the edge…it’s not clear..thanks for the information…

  10. i agree,i think it’s not a guy standing near the edge…it’s not clear..thanks for the information…

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