On December 10, 2011, an anonymous user on 4chan's /x/ board posted a thread which told simple instructions to a location on Google Maps.
The address led to a residential home in Nancy Lorraine France. Using the 3D feature of Google Maps, the image shown to the right could be seen. Debates were made on what the being shown in the image could be. One accepted answer was that it was merely a surfboard holder.
However, during the debate, Google Images censored the being, which led to the question: Why would Google censor it unless it was something in which they wanted to keep hidden?
Identification of the being is currently unknown, however research and controversy remains active.