On Nov. 30, 2020, TikTok person @google.earth.thingss uploaded a brand new video that was captured from Google Earth. The TikTok person superimposed the one-word query: “Zombies?”
For these unfamiliar with Google Earth, the applying is in some ways a extra strong model of Google Maps. It’s full of extra options for globetrotting. That is not be the primary time we’ve lined purportedly scary finds on satellite tv for pc pictures.
The Google Earth view zoomed in nearer to the bottom, with the phrases “Hiljainen kansa tilataideteos Reijo Kela” seen on the display:
The video ended with a low high quality Google Avenue View picture that depicted what the video known as “zombies” roaming a area:
‘The Quiet People’
The TikTok video clearly didn’t present a big area of precise “zombies” on Google Earth. Whereas a lot of the high feedback referred to the tv sequence “The Walking Dead,” it turned out that the picture confirmed a part of an artwork set up.
The textual content from the TikTok video, “Hiljainen kansa tilataideteos Reijo Kela,” roughly interprets to “A Quiet People Spatial Artwork by Reijo Kela.” The sector was filled with almost 1,000 “hay heads” alongside Freeway 5 in Suomussalmi, Finland. The actual identify of the artwork set up was “The Quiet People.” It was additionally referred to in a number of locations as “Silent People”:
The web site for “The Quiet People” mentioned that “travellers on Highway 5 are greeted by a peculiar sight of people-like figures.”
These hay heads appeared in Suomussalmi for the primary time in 1988 when dancer and choreographer Reijo Kela created them as a part of his Ilmarin kynnös efficiency. He created the Folks as a part of the efficiency within the Lassila area at Suomussalmi.
The subsequent look of those hay heads occurred in Helsinki in 1994 when the Kainuu area introduced itself at Senaatintori. Throughout the night time, the Folks appeared on the steps of Helsinki Cathedral. Within the morning, there have been 700 hay heads standing on the steps, confounding the market place guests and passers-by. When the occasion at Senaatintori was over, the Folks disappeared as abruptly as that they had appeared.
The Folks had been a part of a efficiency “Kauniit ja rohkeat, rantojen raukat” (“The Bold and the Beautiful, the Wretches of the Beaches”) by Reijo Kela and Heikki Laitinen in 1994. They held the efficiency on the seashore of Joenuoma, Ämmänsaari.
The Silent Folks discovered their present dwelling within the autumn 1994.
“The Quiet People” figures are “clothed with new, clean clothes twice a year, at the beginning of the summer and in the autumn.” In addition they “receive new heads straight from the field at the beginning of every summer.” Their garments are from donations.
Niittykahvila Café and Hay Barn
Additionally provided by the identical web site is a free night time within the hay barn for any vacationers needing an evening of relaxation:
We provide travellers a singular alternative to journey again in time. Again to when haymaking took weeks and labourers slept within the barn.
Now you possibly can spend an unforgettable night time in our hay barn! You’ll be able to benefit from the peace of nature and get up to the singing of birds.
The barn accommodates eight folks comfortably. All you want is a sleeping bag. We lease mosquito nets when wanted.
Spending the night time within the barn is free! You’ll be able to select one thing to eat within the night and morning from our choice and, after all, drink your morning espresso made within the fire-roasting kettle. It’s a good level from which to proceed your journey.
The property might have considerably reminded a couple of guests of Schrute Farms, the fictional location run by a personality named Dwight Schrute on the American tv sequence, “The Office.” At the very least a couple of occasions on the present, Schrute introduced up haymaking, and even talked about Finland close to the tip of an entry in his now-defunct Schrute-Area weblog.
The TikTok video that appeared to some viewers to be a Google Earth discovery of a spooky area full of “zombies” turned out to be nothing greater than a beautiful cease for anybody visiting Finland sooner or later.