Mystery surrounds a man wearing a horse’s head who has been captured on Google’s Street View in Aberdeen.
The man – who has become known as “horse-boy” – can be seen in the Hardgate area of the city. The sighting has become a popular attraction on Google’s service, which offers a photographic map of streets…
Dozens of BBC news website users have e-mailed from across Europe to say they know who horse boy is. Others have sent in images of the mystery horse-head wearer and some have claimed to be him.
Stefan Kleen from Germany said he and a friend met horse-boy at a German festival last weekend. He added: “He only spoke English so we didn’t really talk a lot to him.”
Anders Hauge reckons he has been shopping in Haugesund in Norway; John Hammond was convinced he was playing the fairways and relaxing in the bars of Marbella and Julian Sykes said he had been sighted in Cardiff.
John Ainsworth insisted he saw horse-boy in Norwich earlier in the year walking through Wensum Park. He said: “I thought I was hallucinating at first but then realised it was real.”
The BBC news website story has had more than 800,000 hits.
That is the point – for some. For the dude who owns the horse’s head? Who knows?
I presume he’s having fun.