Halloween with Google Earth

With Halloween this Saturday it is a good time to dress up Google Earth with the pumpkin image overlay that Frank created back in 2006. Download the KML file here, which also includes enhancements we added last year. For best results turn off ‘Atmosphere’ in the ‘View’ menu.

To get into the spirit of Halloween you can also visit a couple of spooky places in Street View:

First, there is the Zombie Manor House.


The blurred faces are because Google respects the privacy of Zombies too.

This is a real place near Manchester, UK, where you could meet zombies and learn how to fight them. It appears to no longer be operating, but there is a Zombie Shopping Mall that is still taking bookings. However, the shopping mall does not appear to have Street View.

You can also view the Zombie Manor House with sound here. Although we could not get the sound to work in Chrome it did work in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The second is Diagon Alley of Harry Potter fame.

To see these locations in Google Earth download this KML file.

We have included a couple of other Harry Potter related placemarks, such as Platform 9 3/4 and a Harry Potter themed shop. There is a Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida, but it doesn’t have good Street View coverage, so can only be viewed through user submitted photos that can only be seen in the Google Maps version of Street View.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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