Google Earth discovers something strange in Chinese desert

Google Earth Discovers Something Strange In Chinese Desert

Google Earth has been a marvel of technology since its inception, from giving us real-world glimpses into places we’ve never seen, to parodies done on the TV series Family Guy. Occasionally something strange turns up that we never expected, such as what happened in the Chinese desert.

Since Google Earth launched in 2005, there have been odd images of all sorts, including a supposed plane in the water, a man in a horse mask, even the face of Jesus, captured by the satellites used for the virtual mapping program. But according to Allen Thomson, this one may be the weirdest.

Thomson, a former CIA analyst, recently used Google Earth to search for an orbital tracking site in southwestern China when he spotted something strange in the Chinese neighborhood, says Yahoo News.

Thomson wrote in an email:

“I haven’t the faintest clue what it might be. But it’s extensive, the structures are pretty big and funny-looking, and it went up in what I’d call an incredible hurry.”

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