A misty shape, bearing a distinct similarity to the movie alien, was captured behind a bush next to a mysterious beam of light.
The spooky snap was caught by Google image cameras in the town of Berkeley Heights in New Jersey.
Some claim the image could be evidence of life in outer space while others point to a simple trick of the light.
The ‘ET’ alien was photographed on Diamond Hill Road, a semi-rural location about eight miles from Morristown Municipal Airport, New Jersey and 30 miles from the bright lights of New York City.
Malcolm Robinson, head of the Strange Phenomena Investigations, described the image as “the first of its kind”.
He said: “On close inspection the similarities with ET are obvious but it’s hard to say with any certainty what exactly it is “Of added interest is the strange beam of light to the right, which I cannot explain either. “This picture is the first of it’s kind, as far as I’m aware, in that its been captured on Google’s new Street View technology. “However, because it was captured by Google it would appear that there aren’t any witnesses to back up what was photographed, which is frustrating. “Without further details to go on I’m really stumped. We’d all love it to be alien, but that’s a big assumption.”
Nick Sawyer, one of many web-users to have spotted the alien-like creature, added: “Whatever it is, you cannot deny that it looks exactly like ET. “The head is an oblong shape and it seems to have the same long neck and fat body. “There is also a beam of light right next to him, who knows, that might be an unseen spaceship trying to make contact.
There is a zoomed out picture and write up on Tomsguide by Jane McEntegart.
One person commenting on weeklyworldnews.com’s article writes: “its lense flare if you travel up diamond hill road new jersey its in almost every picture”.
Try it yourself: here. I was not able to locate the ET and light beam image on Street View. Is it still there? Diamond Hill road isn’t very long. It’s street view ends before the road actually endsto Google may have removed that section… I didn’t see other light lines on the section of Diamond Hill Rd I traveled. Based on other things in the area, I wonder if a photo stitched telephone pole is responsible for the beam of light: