The area is supposed to be a barren wasteland just off the coast of Antarctica, covered in a thick blanket of snow.
An anonymous user posted the image on the forum, explaining: “This morning, in the work van, we were talking about conspiracies, and one of them were about so many big names going to Antarctica out of the blue.
“I was bored so I pulled out Google Earth for a while, just exploring, when I came across something that looked like a giant staircase.”
The area is supposed to be a barren wasteland just off the coast of Antarctica
Some suggested the huge staircase could be part of a pyramid structure, with conspiracists believing Antarctica is the real site of the City of Atlantis.
While others claimed the lines were tracks left behind by a UFO.
“I’m not an alien believer but I do believe we’ve been all over this planet many times in our past.”
Another added: “You know in your heart that something is there.
Some suggested the staircase was the sight of a UFO landing
There have been several theories of alien landings in Antarctica
“Yes, to see if it’s the same ships he saw.
“Mind you I attribute it all to fallen angels and nephilim, not aliens. Strictly high tech demonic activity.”
Some suggested the huge staircase could be part of a pyramid structure
And a couple of users questioned how the word ‘google’ appeared in the ice – although it was quickly pointed out this was a watermark over the Google Earth image.
One said: “Why does it look like it says Google next to the stairs?”
Another added: “Check it out, someone wrote google in the snow next to it.”