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Google Earth reveals strange goings-on in Gobi desert, China

Google Earth reveals strange goings-on in Gobi desert, China

(3:29) What are the mysterious structures in the Gobi desert? Has Google Earth been hacked? Conspiracy theorists will have a field day. What is your theory? Check it out for yourself in Google Maps. Coordinates are: 40.452107, 93.742118. Spiral construction can be seen here.

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Guest: Slow New Day Huh? (1349 days ago)
Who's taking the piss here? the're mostly not even slightly convincing PS overlays! Google Earth Deffo Hacked on this one!
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Who's taking the piss here? the're mostly not even slightly convincing PS overlays! Google Earth Deffo Hacked on this one!
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Guest: Boop (1349 days ago)
Agreed, the 40.452107,93.742118 zig zags in particular look very much like a photoshop layer blend.
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Agreed, the 40.452107,93.742118 zig zags in particular look very much like a photoshop layer blend.
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Guest: iloveufo (1348 days ago)
Latest comment: New Area 51
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Guest: G Smiley (1349 days ago)
Have a word with Langley. They'll let you know (or maybe they'll kill you)
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Have a word with Langley. They'll let you know (or maybe they'll kill you)
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Guest: Bob (1349 days ago)
Surely this is spying? Were China, through a Chinese company, photograph 'secret' bases in America and then leave it to their population to scour through them, there would be an uproar. This seems provocative; which is not wise.
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Surely this is spying? Were China, through a Chinese company, photograph 'secret' bases in America and then leave it to their population to scour through them, there would be an uproar. This seems provocative; which is not wise.
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Guest: Scripting (1349 days ago)
Hey we've found something weird, what do you make of it?... I dunno, you?... I dunno.. Aliens? We should send you to have a look... Nah
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slicksps slicksps (1349 days ago)
They talk about it being desolate, but it's barely 20 mins drive from Dunhuang, and if you read up on Dunhuang, there are some clues like military defence and archaeological digs, it mentions beacons stretching out into the desert and so on. One has to ask when were these constructed? The video hints that they are currently being built, but given that they only have Google maps to go on, there really is no clue. I'd suggest they're far from new structures (except maybe the runways) but relying entirely on Google maps for world exploration is best left to the Americans
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They talk about it being desolate, but it's barely 20 mins drive from Dunhuang, and if you read up on Dunhuang, there are some clues like military defence and archaeological digs, it mentions beacons stretching out into the desert and so on. One has to ask when were these constructed? The video hints that they are currently being built, but given that they only have Google maps to go on, there really is no clue. I'd suggest they're far from new structures (except maybe the runways) but relying entirely on Google maps for world exploration is best left to the Americans
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Juniper Juniper (1349 days ago)
What's the deal with this area? 44 42'40.81"N 93 31'46.18"E Why all the little rectangles?
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What's the deal with this area? 44 42'40.81"N 93 31'46.18"E Why all the little rectangles?
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Filmaddict Filmaddict (1349 days ago)
The circles are more concentric than spiral; the 'planes' are about 10 meters long and the diameter of the circle is approximately 300 meters. If you zoom out from this area, you'll see a few more ‘patterns’, some definitely look like runways, one specifically with a very strange blue/green florescent hue.
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The circles are more concentric than spiral; the 'planes' are about 10 meters long and the diameter of the circle is approximately 300 meters. If you zoom out from this area, you'll see a few more ‘patterns’, some definitely look like runways, one specifically with a very strange blue/green florescent hue.
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Guest: (1350 days ago)
Anyone got coordinates for these phonomena?
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Anyone got coordinates for these phonomena?
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BoreMeEditor BoreMeEditor (1350 days ago)
I've added coordinates and a link to the description
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I've added coordinates and a link to the description
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adko adko (1349 days ago)
there is a believable theory that these are calibrating grids for chinese satellites.
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there is a believable theory that these are calibrating grids for chinese satellites.
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Guest: Scripting (1349 days ago)
Hey we've found something weird, what do you make of it?... I dunno, you?... I dunno.. Aliens? We should send you to have a look... Nah
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Filmaddict Filmaddict (1349 days ago)
From the scale on Google Maps, the lines are approximately 20 meters wide and the whole rectangle is 150 x 75 meters. Some lines appear to follow the terraine, but some are obviously geometric and they're not overlays, since rain seems to have carried the substrate across white lines. Looks like art to me, perhaps a very large desolate convase for some Chinese artist. I know Ai Weiwei is confined to Beijing, but others could have made the 'art' from a template. Who knows, it's just a hypothesis.
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From the scale on Google Maps, the lines are approximately 20 meters wide and the whole rectangle is 150 x 75 meters. Some lines appear to follow the terraine, but some are obviously geometric and they're not overlays, since rain seems to have carried the substrate across white lines. Looks like art to me, perhaps a very large desolate convase for some Chinese artist. I know Ai Weiwei is confined to Beijing, but others could have made the 'art' from a template. Who knows, it's just a hypothesis.
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Juniper Juniper (1349 days ago)
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London1 London1 (1349 days ago)
Don't know what Filmaddict was measuring but the smallest of the two rectangles is 1km x 1.5km. There's a massive radar array to the South East approximately 21 miles from the concentric circles and a large building complex a further 14 miles to the South East with randomly placed, roughly dug trenches nearby. The road approaching that complex seems to have a large checkpoint and a high wall to restrict access. At the end of the supply road there is a hydro electric power station. I thought they might be testing satellites but I fear it might be weapons given the distances. Old or knew, who knows. Either way, the Newsreader is an idiot.
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Don't know what Filmaddict was measuring but the smallest of the two rectangles is 1km x 1.5km. There's a massive radar array to the South East approximately 21 miles from the concentric circles and a large building complex a further 14 miles to the South East with randomly placed, roughly dug trenches nearby. The road approaching that complex seems to have a large checkpoint and a high wall to restrict access. At the end of the supply road there is a hydro electric power station. I thought they might be testing satellites but I fear it might be weapons given the distances. Old or knew, who knows. Either way, the Newsreader is an idiot.
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London1 London1 (1349 days ago)
South south East. Knew?!? I'm too ill for this!
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South south East. Knew?!? I'm too ill for this!
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London1 London1 (1349 days ago)
7 miles to the North East of the circles there is a curved listening station. The convergence point of this curve points almost exactly at the centre of the circles. Be surprised if this wasn't, at some point, an atomic test site.
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7 miles to the North East of the circles there is a curved listening station. The convergence point of this curve points almost exactly at the centre of the circles. Be surprised if this wasn't, at some point, an atomic test site.
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