Woman spots her late mother outside her home on google earth
Posted August 22
Have you ever wished you could visit the home of a dearly departed loved one and see that person standing outside of the house just one more time? For a woman living in Florida, this wish came true-in a sense.
Denise Underhill was working around her home when she was struck by the longing to talk to her late mother, Beryl Turton, on the phone. Sadly, Turton passed away in 2015. Feeling the need for some sort of connection, Underhill got on Google Earth and searched for her mother's home in her native Polesworth, England.
Since the house had been sold following her mother's death, Underhill wanted to see if it still looked the same as she remembered. She searched the road and quickly spotted her mom's old place. She was able to recognize it thanks to the tall, slender silver birch tree out front that set it apart from the neighboring houses.
Had she only looked at the home straight on, she never would have realized what she missed. However, as she angled her view of the home, an unexpected image astonished her.
Take a look at the video below about this touching story:
There, behind a manicured hedge beside the driveway, stood Underhill's mother. She can be seen with watering can in hand tending to her garden, as she so often did.
“I was absolutely astounded-it made my day. You never know what photos are being taken but they really do last a lifetime," Underhill told the Tamworth Herald. “I think someone wanted me to see this.”
According to the date stamp, the image was captured in May 2012. Google does not provide information regarding how often it updates satellite and street view images. In a 2012 Reddit AMA, a Google StreetView Car driver shared that points of interest are updated more frequently than lesser-viewed areas.
You can use Google's Follow Your World app to receive alerts when an address or point of interest is updated on Google Maps and Google Earth.