Google Maps: Oxford residents shocked by THIS surprising neighbour

The Google Maps street view tool stretches the globe and allows internet users to explore the every day from the weird and wonderful to the shocking and intriguing. 

From the comfort of their own homes, the public can travel the world in just a few simple clicks of a button. 

Visitors who choose to take a virtual stroll down this street in Headington, Oxford are in for a surprise when an ordinary house turns out to be anything but. 

On New High Street in Headington, Oxford, residents share the road with a rather unexpected neighbour. 

The beginning of New High Street at first glance looks like every other neighbouring road, that is until you look up.

A 25-foot long headless shark protrudes out of the number of semi-detached house number two. 

Besides the fibreglass shark sticking out of the roof, the semi-detached house is completely ordinary.

The famous Headington resident moved in on the 9 August 1986 and is the creation of sculptor John Buckley. The shark was erected on the 41st anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

According to, Oxford City Council have tried to remove the sculpture on dangerous grounds, however on further inspection by engineers, the shark was pronounced safe and remains to this day. 

Oxford resident Bill Heine commissioned the sculpture and still lives at the bizarre tourist attaction.

When questioned about the sculpture he said: “The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation.”

“It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki.”

In another strange Google Maps sighting, the potential end of the world has been discovered in California.

Captured in Altus Avenue in Mojave, California, a sign of the road reads “End”. 

Ahead of the sign is nothing but a dirt track and miles of spanning dessert.

This is not the only strange sign placement, on the floor to the right of the sign is an arrowed message that reads Hell.

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