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Google Maps Street View: Terrifying woman spotted wielding this sinister object – why?

Google Maps Street View: A photo of one woman has gone viral after being posted to Reddit (Image: Google Maps)

Google Maps Street View has a practical function of proving, as the name would suggest, maps. Users are able to explore the world from ground level thanks to the images shot by the Google car. However, as the vehicle does the rounds, the tech giant’s cameras also capture people going about their lives.

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Sometimes there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the folk photographed.

However, on certain occasions, people are caught in very strange poses, indeed.

A photo of one woman has gone viral after being posted to US content-sharing site Reddit.

It shows an old woman standing on a street corner believed to be somewhere in Bulgaria.

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Google Maps Street View: It shows an old woman standing on a street corner (Image: Google Maps )

However, there’s something about her that is rather unnerving.

In her right hand she holds a worrying item.

She appears to be wielding a small axe.

To make the situation even stranger – and more suspicious – it also looks as though she is attempting to hide the blade behind her as the Google car passes.

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Adding further to the sinister nature of the shot, the woman seems to be glaring angrily at the camera under her heavy fringe.

What could this woman be up to and why does she have an axe?

Reddit users were quick to flock to the bizarre photo and share their thoughts.

Many commented on her red and white patterned coat – drawing gruesome comparisons.

“Um why is she wearing a trench coat made of human entrails?” one person jokingly wrote.

Google Maps Street View: She appears to be wielding a small axe (Image: Google Maps )

Another replied: “It’s made out of the young men who wouldn’t help her cross the street.”

Others imagined what those driving the car would have thought.

“Google Car Crew: Keep moving. We saw nothing,” a Reddit user penned.

Some noted that in some of the shots her face was not blurred but the hand holding the axe was.

“The murder hand must be blurred for privacy,” one person quipped.

However, others pointed out the object might not be an axe at all.

“I believe that’s an adze or mattock, not an axe,” one offered.

Another said: “That’s a spade/trowel, not an axe… if it was an axe, the blade would be vertical and parallel to the handle, not perpendicular.”

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