Google Maps Street View has captured what, at first glance, appears to be a normal-looking residential street in the UK. The Google image shows a row of not-out-the-ordinary houses under an overcast sky. However, this angle of the street, in particular, focuses on one two-storey house and its driveway. In front of the house, at the end of the drive, is a woman dressed in jeans and a blouse.
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She appears to be in the middle of watering flowers that are hidden from view behind a bush.
While to most Google Maps Street View users this image has very little meaning, for one woman it meant an awful lot.
Denise Underhill had once lived in this very house near Birmingham before moving to Florida.
One day she decided to look up her old home on Google and was amazed when she spotted the house unchanged… and her late mother watering the flowers outside.
It had been 18 months since Denise’s mum died but there she was in the middle of an activity she always did, just as if no time had passed.
Denise told local paper Tamworth Herald how she’d had an urge one day to ring her mother, but knew she couldn’t.
So, instead, she ”decided to Google Earth my mother’s home to see how it looked, considering, since she had passed away in 2015 and the property had been sold.
“At the foot of the driveway was my mother. She was watering the garden, just as she always did.
“I was absolutely astounded – it made my day. You never know what photos are being taken but they really do last a lifetime. I think someone wanted me to see this.”
This may be a delightful story but not all such tales have a happy ending, as one man found out the hard way.
Google Maps Street View captured a photograph of a man and woman on a bench in Peru’s capital of Lima.
The man was lying on the seat with his head on the woman’s lap as she gazed tenderly at him and stroked his hair.
The woman was in fact been photographed with her lover – and the shot was spotted by her husband.
The husband found out about the affair his wife was having after he saw the photo.
He first realised it was her when he observed that the woman in the shot had the exact same clothes his wife did.
The cuckolded husband then put two and two together and realised his wife had been unfaithful.
The man went on to confront his wife about her infidelity following the discovery in 2013, which she admitted to.
The couple, whose names have not been revealed, later divorced as a result of the wife’s affair.