Google Maps Street View: Unnerving moment walker completely disappears at stately home

Google Maps Street View is intended to be utilised as a geographical tool. It’s highly useful for users looking to see what a location looks like from the ground. But photographing the world in this way invariably leads to people getting caught as they about their day.

The vast building is painted white, pink and yellow and has multiple storeys.

A green area lies in front of the mansion and behind a gravel path.

It’s what’s on the path that unnerves viewers.

However, it’s only if one looks closely that the startling reality of the picture becomes clear.


At first glance, one can see a small dog.

The dog looks to have been caught mid-stretch as it bends its front legs towards the ground, its tail curling behind.

It seems very cute indeed but is entirely alone… or is it?

On closer inspection, a lead can be seen fastened from the pooch’s collar.

The photography splicing has caused the problem due to the way the images are assembled.

When snapping the shot, the 360-degree cameras shoot multiple pictures to create the seamless image.

This is done by knitting the images together to make it seem realistic.

Moving objects often ruin the scene as they shift when the photos are taken.