Spirit Captured or Just Ghost in the Machine?

March 26, 2009

(ChattahBox) — This photo on the left, has been making the rounds on the internet, supposedly of a Victorian ‘ghost’ picked up by Google Street View.

Google Street View, allows users to access 360-degree views of roads and homes in 25 British towns and cities, including Cardiff, Barry and Penarth.

The woman dressed in long skirt, crisp blouse, bow tie, blue boater hat and scarf was captured by the Google Street View cameras in Tiger Bay, Cardiff – the scene of murders and unsolved mysteries going back 200 years.

Dressed to the nines and crossing a busy road outside the Wales Millennium Centre, the Disney character was captured traversing the capital’s streets.

As it turns out she is just one of a number of fictional characters that Google chiefs decided to deviously place in the new map.

Besides the Cardiff Mary Poppins character, Paddington Bear can be spotted on London’s fashionable Portobello Road, Sherlock Holmes has been caught in Oxford, and the Beefeater has been indulging in a spot of shopping at the Birmingham branch of Selfridges.

Google’s Laura Scott told the Echo (via Wales News): “The mystery has been revealed.

“We dressed up a real person in a Mary Poppins costume and she was photographed by the car as it went past.

“We’re always looking for fun stuff to include in our products – and well done for spotting her.”


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