For over a decade, artist Ayano Tsukimi has been creating life-size dolls to represent the deceased residents of a small Japanese village. Today, the dolls outnumber the villagers 10 to 1.

Nagoro is a small village in Shikoku, Japan.

Resident and artist Ayano Tsukimi returned to the village after an 11-year absence only to discover that many of her old neighbors and friends had either moved or passed away.

The town population is also dying, and has dwindled down to about 35 people.

But there are over 350 doll-people living there.

They are taking over.

You can even see them on Google Maps.

Images via: TheVerge and ThisisColossal


Car with body inside, both missing since 2006, was visible on Google Maps

Employees at a Michigan funeral home were using a lift to decorate a tree for the holidays when they spotted the roof of a car in a nearby pond.

When authorities pulled the car from the pond, they found a person’s body inside the vehicle.

The body is believed to be that of Davie Lee Niles, who disappeared in 2006, according to WOOD-TV.

The submerged car is visible in satellite images found on Google Maps.

After five years, family members published an obituary for Niles.

“Davie Lee Niles, age 72, of Wyoming, passed away and only God knows the time and place,” the family wrote in his obituary. Family members said they are grateful Niles’ body has been found. (Source)

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