Scan this photo and see if you can find anything strange…and no, the weird thing is NOT the Walmart parking lot being relatively empty.
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The guy in the sombrero and poncho?
January 24th, 2011
i see a dude in a cape and sombrero
Do we get a prize if we guess correctly? I see something out of place… reminds me of a Dalek from Dr. Who….
Is that a dude walkin in a sombraro?
I think its’ the Wicked Witch of the West wandering around out there…
is it the caped cuisader with the sombrero?
Is that the Hamburgler from McDonalds wandering around the parking lot???
Hehe That’s a good one. Took me 3 seconds xD Do a little tap dance, we’ve got salsa
It’s the Hamburglar!
the weird black caped sombrero wearing creature in the parking lot….
Could it be that Zorro is walking through the parking lot looking for his horse? I thought I parked that thing on row 7…
why is there a schoolbus in a Wal Mart Parking lot?
Is it wrong that I saw nothing unusual? I mean, come on, it’s WAL-MART!! Freaks are standard.
Maybe it’s the world’s shortest McDonald’s arches in the background and not the Mexican cape wearing Dalek witch.?
I see the “Mexican Batman” rescuing a shopping cart!!
its the hamburgerlar wearing a sombrero?
Did someone steal his horse out of the parking lot?
What are the yellow posts, they look like upside down goal posts.
The most unusual thing I see is no dirty diapers lying in the parking lot.
Hey , I see one of the guys from “Big Trouble in Little China”.
No Parking sign in English?
It’s Dora’s Dad! “Where are we going? To jump the Border! Where are we going? To jump the Border!”
Maybe it’s the hamburgular wearing his sombrero hat looking for a mcdonald’s for some burgers.
Do you think next time you could get a little bit closer, so we can actually see it???
Too Much Time on my Hands
I could be wrong here… but where is the Walmart?
Its the no parking sign in the roadway. DUH, you can’t park there, lets use our common sense.
1) The parking lot isn’t littered.
2) We see sombreros & ponchos around here in Tn at our stores so that’s definitely not unusual south of the border.
3) School buses are the norm as well because some drivers shop after they make their delivery to the school.
This post is “el stupido” Panchos are really warm, and being that it’s winter, and Iowa, this guy is probably really from Mexico, and is wearin his garb to try and stay warm
Reluctant Wal-Mart Shopper
The huge yellow soccer goals in the parking lot? What, do customers get to hurl their shopping carts through them to score points redeemable for merchandise such as cloaks and ethnic headgear?
I say the guy in the sombraro and cape. I know right where that is too LOL
Half-empty parking lot? Check.
Off duty school bus? Check.
Walcreature in a cape? Check.
I don’t see anything unusual at all.
There are no shopping carts left all over the parking lot except where they belong, in the cart return area.
the soccer goals at the ends of the parking lot?
Yes the dude in the hat and cape, If this is south of the boarder the no parking sign is in english
Mary Poppins or a Nun?
I do believe we do have a Hamburglar sighting. Good eye people.
Hmmm….of the remaining vehicles none of them are being broken in to?
i do see that walmert vacation home…
It looks like Cousin Itt from the Adams Family in a Sombrero.
So, enough is enough, Site Administrator, what’s the right answer?
IMHO, the weird thing is that there is no tent set up next to the motorhome.
How ’bout: Don’t come a-knockin’ when the camper van’s a-rockin’???
It is the Frito Bandito!
Sombrero on a Christmas tree?
It’s the school bus! *laughter*
It’s the fact that it’s a camper shell with no vehicle to tow it. Are you people blind? Hell, everything else is standard Wal-Mart weird…lol.
I guess coming to this site is clouding my vision. The guy with the cap and the sombrero isnt weird for walmart..
So I see nothing out of the ordinary..
Except maybe the school bus..
It’d be easier to look for tiny things like this if you’d allow images to be zoomed to original size. Good photo blogs let the user do that.
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This is the Coralville, Iowa walmart… shockingly enough, it stays clean most of the time!
This is a Walmart parking lot. I DO NOT see anything strange. If it would be any other place, yes, the Dalek-Witch-Sombrero thing is nothing strange for Wally world.
come on now you can tell us about the guy in the strange cloths.
The only thing I see wrong is that there is no walmart.
The yellow soccer goals actually span the entrances to the parking lot, keeping 18-wheelers from camping out there overnight.
The camper is actually a motor home and there for has no need for a two vehicle.
The school bus doesn’t bother me, I mean where else are they going to have field trips in Iowa.
The low arches in the back ground… I don’t know what that is.
The sombrero guy looks like hes trying to keep warm.
This one sucks.
Does anyone notice the two goals set up in the parking lot??
Can anyone tell me where there are two orange goal posts in the parking lot?
its pancho villa
The guy in the Halloween costume. Wowee, another Halloween costume, so strange.
Bat-Manuel walking through the parking lot?
The low arches in the background are the MacDonald’s arches. Some of them are designed to look like the original MacDonald’s that had them.
Guy in sombrero is a soccer coach (or “football” to those outside of our borders). He’s scoping out the field and waiting for his team. So sad that they have to practice there.
if you look closely in the background there is a woman that looks like she is trying to hold back the child from running up to or into the revolting blob
With the goal posts, the parking lot is also the local football field.
“Can anyone tell me where there are two orange goal posts in the parking lot?”
Those lead into an area that is already prepped for a new building. The plumbing and electrical to shopping centers come from the direction of the road so putting all that and a foundation in when building the main building gambles to save money later. Those areas are not meant to support the full weight of a loaded 18 wheeler so they put up height restrictions to that area.
The retro McDonald arches are neat in the background, we don’t have any of those in our area yet.
It’s Pancho Vila.
If you hit and hold ‘Ctrl’, you can use the + and – keys to zoom in and out
It’s like a Walmart Rorschach Test!
(I see a Dalek)
@Josie those are to try and keep big rigs out. It’s a Pancho Villa like energizer said looking for his horse.
There’s nothing strange. So, the mexican hamburglar wears a sombrero… So what?
Okay it could be a motor home, but even zoomed all the way in I can’t see the front of it. It still looks like a 5th wheel to me. Other than that or the guy in the cape/sombrero getup, I couldn’t tell ya.
The busses belong to a local private high school. The city stopped serving them, so they had to buy busses. They don’t have room in the schools parking lot, so they park them here.
I live in Iowa, and the sombraro doesn’t suprise me. Sometimes I feel like I’m in Mexico.
Football goal posts in parking lot! Packers to the Superbowl!
Son of Sam's Club
I see dead people
Maybe a close up shot below the regular one would help this to be funny…
Assuming you’re on Windoze (I’m not), those are the keys for scaling the page, but that’s not the point. You’re still stuck with the original small bits, so zooming in doesn’t help.
That was meant for ENERGIZER.
What’s unusual?!?! There’s only ONE RV in the parking lot raping little kids…
looks like cousin IT in a hat!
I'm the warped one
This is a good one!!!
It’s just like the oldest joke known to man!!!
How do you keep a fool in suspense?
I will tell you tomorrow!
Footnote: That joke should be catagorized as a genuine Wal-mart joke!
Does the sombrero cape guy live in the apparently abandoned trailer?
He’s coming this way, and I’m scared!
January 25th, 2011
Was i the only person who thought it was the schoolbus parked in walmart?
Well….hmmmm, 74 other people have put it down, but at the chance of repeating it just to make sure….its a guy in a sumbrero and pancho just maybe???!! I think that anyone after the 1st comment just had to type to say they did!
he HAD to have come out of that camper…
It’s a bird…. It’s a plane…. Its a freaking mexican….
I put on my wizard robe and hat…
is that the Frito bandito, ai yi yi yi I am the frito bandtio I love frito corn chips I love them I do (here is the commercial from the 60s)
Well, considering that the school bus is there. I am going to say the mystery person is the Magic school bus lady….
lokks to me like the shopping cart guy is just trying to stay dry on a rainy day
its a christmas tree wearing a sombrero guys geeze
What guy in a sombrero? I see Cousin IT wearing a UFO on his head, but no guy in a sombrero.
It was probably early morning, when I worked at Walmart, the parking lot was always so empty before 9 AM or so. Never saw a guy in a sombrero and a poncho though….
that’s not really funny
It’s from where I live in Coralville, IA. I’m terrified that I’m going to look out my window and see some creature looking back in with a cape and pointy hat. Now I’m gonna scan the local news to see if a lot of people have gone missing lately.
How do u scan it?
January 26th, 2011
The school bus.
Field Trip to Wal-Mart!
does that sign say no parking school zone??
the grass is always greener on the other side?
Looks like a couple yellow goal posts in the parking lot.
Idiots Out Walking Around?
Don’t be fooled as soon as the ciesta is over it’s back to EXTERMINATE! EXTERIMINATE!
thats a guy in a poncho and sumbraro? i thought it was a christmas tree with a weird lookin angle…
its the wicked witch of Iowa
Do I see a creature in a large straw hat kneeling down in the parking lot?
Gotta be the giant soccer goals.
January 27th, 2011
This is in Iowa, but it’s titled “South of the Border”. Unless it was posted by a Canadian, it obviously refers to something Mexican. The sombrero- and pancho-wearing Dalek Cousin Itt tree is the only thing remotely Mexican in the picture. So that must be what was intended.
Personally, I find the absence of Rascals to be stranger…
FIELD TRIP TO WALMART! sadly i never got to go there on a field trip
Soy Palo Juan
January 28th, 2011
LOL I LOVE it, this Walmart is 15 min from my house in Walcott!! I80 lolol, how funny
What is this, a jacked-up game of “I Spy”?
January 31st, 2011
IT’S A TOPSEE TIRVEE
February 1st, 2011
I thought it was the fact that’s it’s the middle of winter in Iowa and there is no snow AND the grass is GREEN! I didn’t even see the poncho perp.
Looks like some sort of freeky swamp think
February 2nd, 2011
Is that Black Mage?
umm…..i saw it…but didnt know it was a person….kind of looked like an alien spcaeship? haha
February 3rd, 2011
Back in the sixties I saw this happen twice on a vacation in Ecenada, Mexico.On both occasions, when the “Caped Zorro” left the scene, there was a steaming pile left on the beach. It’s apparently a practise still in use by peasants in the countryside!
Now, I know there’s a dude in a sombrero, but did no one else find it odd that a school bus was in a walmart parking lot?
February 4th, 2011
OK, did no one else notice that the guy in the poncho with the sombrero is also in a friggin wheelchair??
And the school but 100 ft from the freakin camper, extra creepy! This mut be the dumping ground for murderers and child molesters.
What we need to see in that parking lot is a cop car, just like every other walmart
February 5th, 2011
Hello theres an elephant by the fence.
February 6th, 2011
I have several. First as that was mentioned before the parking lot is epmty I live in little ol TN and i have never seen the parking lot that empty. BTW** I work ems and i see walmart parking lots and all times and NEVER that empty. The next think I saw was some weird guy that many have previously commented on before. But what I seen was it looked like a whole bunch of children games blown up. in the parking lot like a carnival
It’s the Chupacabra!
Pedro is a LONG way from South of the Border!
HAHA this is our wal mart – I can tell by all the surrounding stuff… Yeah we get school buses there and like huge greyhound buses and stuff – I have no clue what the hell that thing is (is it a lost cart pusher or something?)
February 7th, 2011
ummm its Iowa, in January.. and theres no snow???
February 10th, 2011
why is there a school bus?? Do they take kids there now for a field trip? I mean I know the budgets are being cut but really?
February 12th, 2011
It’s clean you fools!!
Truman Capote as the Hamburglar is just a beard.
February 18th, 2011
Hey, the weird thing is he’s waundering around a parking lot in IOWA, not Arizona! Ole!!!!
It’s Raiden!!!! (from Mortal Kombat)
February 26th, 2011
It’s Raiden!!! (from Mortal Kombat)
guy with sombraro and ponch sitting on a donkey
guy in sombraro and poncho riding a donkey.
February 27th, 2011
I see… something. It’s ominous, disturbing, and frightening.
to the right of the camper in the background on the other side of the fence is an elephant. If you zoom on the photo you can see if fairly clearly. The man in the sombrero and poncho is pushing a cart in the lot. I see school buses at Walmarts in rural towns all the time or from rural towns frequently.
March 4th, 2011
¡Hola! Me gusta mucho el WalMart.
There’s a school bus pulling in to the parking lot.. And the guy with the sombrero, of course.
March 26th, 2011
I-diots O-ut W-andering A-bout
March 27th, 2011
It’s Ursula from the Little Mermaid
Is that Ursula out there? You know from the Little Mermaid…
April 1st, 2011
I thought the guy was cousin IT walking in the parking lot.
April 5th, 2011
I was wondering whether it was the yellow upside-down posts or that black thing near the middle of the picture. I’m guessing it could be a guy wearing a big black duster and a big tan sombrero on his head (or a woman maybe? It’s from the back, so I can’t really tell.), but I dunno. Hey, at least it looks better than that other picture with the woman wearing the leg warmers…
April 29th, 2011
this is iowa cities walmart!!!
May 1st, 2011
Looks like the thing from Jeepers Creepers
May 12th, 2011
Actually , this is the CORALVILLE walmart, and aside from the guy in the sombrero/ Dalek impersonator, everything looks pretty standard. oh wait, even the guy in the sombrero is pretty standard walcreature-wise!
May 17th, 2011
AHHHHHHHHHHHH ITS A WITCH !!!!!
May 21st, 2011
Non union work on the blacktop #1
Post tornado wife swapping #2 reason 4 lot is empty
The school bus is a home to a man from Yakima Washington #3
THE WALLMART IS MISSING !
Mexicans stole it
May 27th, 2011
Uh, Zorro grabbed the wrong hat this morning!!!
June 6th, 2011
Is that a nun?
June 28th, 2011
lmao @ the dude in a cape/poncho & sombrero!! the funny thing is that, that looks like the coralville super walmart hahaha i soo think it is
July 9th, 2011
That is definatly the Coralville Wal-Mart. The yellow bus, the Mc Donalds Arches, Texas Roadhouse. Probably an experiment that walked away from the DNA place across the street…no joke, there is a DNA lab right next to a walmart.
August 1st, 2011
omg thats my walmart! ha ha ha ha ha awesome!
August 13th, 2011
That is my wal-mart. LOL.
August 26th, 2011
That’s a dude in a cape and sombrero in a wheelchair…LOL
August 27th, 2011
Is this in Colralville?
September 13th, 2011
Those soccer goalposts are clearance bars so campers can’t park for the whole night there
September 27th, 2011
yes that is coralville the store is to the right
so here is some explanations on this cause i actually work at this wal-mart
1. the store is off tho the right and yes it is the Coralville Walmart.
2. there is a no parking sign in the street bc its a bus route
3. the parking lot is probably empty because it may be really early on a monday morning (this is the midwest)
4. the “goalposts” are actually part of the front entrance to our parking lot. They are clearance bars to semis dont try to pull in there.
5. as for the weird looking person whether its a person in a cape and sombrero or a witch looking for her broom this is surprisingly not the weirdest thing I have seen here. You should see some of the things the college kids wear!
April 2nd, 2012
sorry the store is to the left not the right
It’s probably just some drunk frat boy from U of I wandering around after a kegger. He’s looking for the campus.
That is so messed up! He needs to go back to mexico
May 14th, 2012
its the zorro hamburgler guy…trust…in shame i admit that this is the coralville ia walmart…the exact one that i go to :-/
July 13th, 2012