Google Street View Discovers Mysterious ‘Horse-Boy’ – Who Is It?

By Jamie Pert - Jun 24, 2010

Google Street View has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but for those who have used Street View to look around Aberdeen, you may have stumbled upon a rather strange looking character.

Mystery is currently surrounding a man wearing a horse’s head around the Hardgate area of the city, and has become a popular go-to-point using the Google service which uses photographs pieced together to make a map of the streets.

Only known as ‘horse-boy,’ the man is wearing dark trousers, a purple shirt and a brown and white horse’s head.

The identity of ‘horse-boy’ is unknown, but many users have apparently emailed and blogged the BBC news website stating that they know who it is.

Numerous reports have also said that they have seen ‘horse-boy’ all around the globe, but others have written in to say that it is just a publicity stunt.

Mike Coates wrote in to the BBC, and has said “If you go down the road and turn back you can see him putting on the horse head and on the shot back up the road again he has white hair.”

Who is ‘horse-boy’?

Source: BBC News

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