Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus “Seen” On Google Maps

From company logos to swastikas, marriage proposals and other messages, you can find some very unique images in Google Maps.

And now, according to some construction workers in England, you can also find a vision of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.


That’s a close-up of what Google Maps shows at a construction site along the M6 motorway just east of Preston, England.

According to The Daily Mail, the satellite image is a couple years old and there are now trees covering that area. The construction site is for a nature reserve.

The Daily Mail quotes a couple religious officials in the area who say the image is “remarkable,” but they won’t be encouraging any pilgrimages to the area.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local


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  • Seth Weintraub

    It is Angus from AC/DC – I can see the guitar

  • Vanessa Fox

    What does it mean that all I see is dirt?

  • Matt lester 13

    I also didn’t know that Mary could play the banjo

  • Winooski

    Nah, she’s using her new iPad.

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