Google Maps Picks Up Massive 1,200-Foot Pentagram
In what is one of the oddest things we've ever reported on here at Dread Central, Google Maps has uncovered a 1,200-foot wide pentagram embedded in the ground in an isolated corner of Kazakhstan. Read on for details.
According to Live Science the five-pointed star surrounded by a circle is located on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir, and it shows up vividly on Google Maps. There are almost no other signs of human habitation in the area; the closest settlement is the city of Lisakovsk, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the east.
So what the hell is all this about? Is it ground zero for the coming of Satan? Some would argue yes, very much so. However...
"It is the outline of a park made in the form of a star," Emma Usmanova, an archaeologist with years of experience working in the Lisakovsk area, tells Live Science. The star was a popular symbol during the Soviet era (Kazakhstan was a part of the former Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991). Stars were often used throughout the Soviet Union to decorate building facades, flags and monuments. (Indeed, several online comments had suggested the site is an abandoned Soviet-era campground.)
Innocent or not, it's still weird as hell, no? Expect a movie about this in 5... 4... 3... 2...
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