The perplexing symbol appeared on Google's online map of a remote region of Kazakhstan.
While some undeniably strange things have turned up on Google Earth
over the years, the discovery of a large five-sided pentagram near the
village of Aktau in Kazakhstan is proving to be one of the most
The symbol is approximately 200m in diameter and
appears to be made up from several criss-crossing tracks etched in to
the ground. Some believe that the pentagram's mysterious appearance
holds superstitious significance.
It isn't the first pentagram to
be discovered in the region either, earlier this year another was
discovered 12 miles from the town of Lisakovsk.
At the time, one
of the most prominent theories originated from pilot Kurt Yates who
claimed that the shape was an abandoned surface to air missile site from
the Soviet era. Archeologist Emma Usmanova later contested this idea,
instead claiming that it was one of many parks from the 1970s that were
designed in the shape of a star.
With no definitive explanation
forthcoming however it is likely that Kazakhstan's enigmatic pentagrams
will continue to remain a mystery for some time to come.