Google Maps is the ultimate tool for navigating around the world from the comfort of your home.

First launched in 2005, it has become everyone's favourite app for spotting mysterious discoveries.

Now members using the street view tool reckon they've discovered something certainly worth talking about.

A Reddit user, under the name @anotherothername, posted a link to the location which is on a beach in the Massachusetts, US.

The person asked: "Could this be a great white? More in comments."

Since the image was posted on the online forum, dozens of Reddit users rushed to comment on what they think the sighting is.

People thought it resembled the great white shark
People thought it resembled the great white shark

The discovery was located a few metres from the beach in Chatham, a seaside town.

If you zoom in, you'll see a white figure that resembles the great white shark.

The species can often be found in the coastal surface waters of all major oceans.

But whether or not the discovery was actually the shark, we'll never know.

The sight was discovered metres from the beach in the US
The sight was discovered metres from the beach in the US

The Reddit post was shared recently – and a number of users have already commented on it.

One said: "I absolutely love looking at the seal colonies on Monomoy.

"And I know the whites are around and like looking at the colonies too. This is what I was seeing."

Another agreed: "Looks like one."

While a third had another theory about the discovery, adding: "I think it does look like an animal, but that probably isn't.

"If you find someone else's [picture] of an animal in the water, I think you'll see how sure of a thing it is.

"But I'm no one but someone who enjoys looking at Google Earth and that's about as far as my knowledge and expertise goes.

"This is just my opinion, so please don't let it count for much."