Google Maps’ team left some troubled on a recent outing, during which horrifying images of a lake were revealed. The camera crew ventured to Iraq’s Sadr City to track the area, as part of its mission capturing the sights and geographical details of the world. Quite often, their trips go without incident. Yet this could not have been further from the case during the visit to the Middle East, where the scarlet lake was seen.
The stretch of water, called Lago Vermelho, is found just outside the suburb of Baghdad, perhaps in an area not as well populated.
The lake runs through the city and is separated with sections of concrete and crossings.
It was within one of the middle panels of water that showed the bright red colour, which had the appearance of blood.
After it was revealed, speculation was rife as to what had sparked the worrying shade.
A source told the blog Boing Boing he had been told it was from nearby slaughter houses, with animal bodies dumped into the water, a claim, which has not been verified.
Yet, although the water appeared akin to a horror movie scene, a rather more ordinary explanation has also been suggested.
Others claimed the colour had been sparked by a water treatment process, or perhaps sewage.
Another believed water-plant algae could have played a part.
Now, when viewing the lake on Google Earth, the water has returned back to its normal colour, leaving the blood-red lake to remain as one of Google’s many mysteries.
Meanwhile, in another Google Maps related find, the exact location of the sunken Titanic cruise liner has been revealed.
Coordinates showing its exact location have come to light, ahead of the anniversary of the White Star Line’s cruise ship disaster in 1912.
History lovers are guaranteed to be interested in taking a look at the vessel’s final resting place. The Titanic sunk after colliding with an iceberg on her route from Southampton to New York, in 1912.
It was the White Star Line ship’s maiden voyage.
More than 1,500 passengers lost their lives, during what is the seventh largest maritime disaster in history.
The Google cameras have pinpointed the remains at coordinates 41.7325° N, 49.9469° W.
For those looking at the scenes, the wreckage can be seen south of the island of Newfoundland.