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jkloos
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2005-05-25, 21:27

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.62...1672&t=k&hl=en

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.40...7918&t=k&hl=en

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.56...9291&t=k&hl=en

What the hell are these? Guess where there at. Also take a look around the surrounding areas there is some strange shit to say the least.

any one else know of any crazy things you can see in google maps?

Last edited by jkloos : 2005-05-25 at 22:12.
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2005-05-25, 21:50

Ok, I give up. Where are they?
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2005-05-25, 21:56

they are all in the surrounding areas of area 51.

you don't think those things are a little weird?

did you look at some of the other crazy shit around there?

heres one

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.41...0557&t=k&hl=en

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.20...4457&t=k&hl=en

I'd love to know what these are

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.91...2229&t=k&hl=en
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2005-05-25, 22:06

Flight markers for pilots of test planes?

A lot of the desert looks the same. Could just be so they have reference points.
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2005-05-25, 22:09

i could see that for some of them. but this one i dont think they would go through all this trouble for a flight marker.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.40...7918&t=k&hl=en

another strange one.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=36.25...2229&t=k&hl=en

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=35.76...4457&t=k&hl=en

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.86...8915&t=k&hl=en

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Interesting fact about Area51 and how it most likely got the alien and UFO stuff surrounding it. Back in the 1950's and 1960's they tested rocket and jet aircraft there before people were even aware that they existed. For the day, those planes could seem to defey the laws of physics. Just an interesting tidbit (and no, it is not gospel or anything, just my take given the facts).
good to know.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=35.07...4457&t=k&hl=en

and

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.82...2229&t=k&hl=en
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2005-05-25, 22:16

Interesting fact about Area51 and how it most likely got the alien and UFO stuff surrounding it. Back in the 1950's and 1960's they tested rocket and jet aircraft there before people were even aware that they existed. For the day, those planes could seem to defey the laws of physics. Just an interesting tidbit (and no, it is not gospel or anything, just my take given the facts).
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2005-05-25, 22:31

I was wondering how this thread got so many posts so quickly. Then I figured out he was just making a new post for every link.
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2005-05-25, 22:37

I doubt if I buy the flight test markers theory. Any type of new spy planes or other military aircraft more than likely have advanced GPS, terrain mapping software piped into their glass cockpits, etc. They don't need markers. And they certainly aren't firing range targets.

More likely? The government knows how paranoid people are about Area 51 and are basically yanking your chain (like crop circle makers). The laugh's on us most likely.

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2005-05-25, 22:45

want to add new links to your first post? we don't need 8 posts with one link each.

i just think that there's probably a logical explantion for them. you woulndn't try to hide your top secret research stuff in plane sight.

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2005-05-25, 22:47

Like I said before, they used to test planes out there a lot. They may very well be old reference markers that they still keep up. The day you rest your life completely on a new technology is the day it fails.
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2005-05-25, 22:48

Bah. They're probably something harmless like ICBM silos.
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2005-05-25, 22:50

That is actually kinda funny. I used to live pretty close to ICBM silos, and they don't look like what most people imagine. They are like a flat-topped (and rather low) pyramid with a circular door in the middle. The missiles and everything else are way underground.
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2005-05-25, 22:51

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want to add new links to your first post? we don't need 8 posts with one link each.

i just think that there's probably a logical explantion for them. you woulndn't try to hide your top secret research stuff in plane sight.
im sure but what is it?
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2005-05-25, 22:53

Those star-shaped ones are simulated SAM sites. Many of them are practice bombing ranges and there are also several simple airstrips.
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That is actually kinda funny. I used to live pretty close to ICBM silos, and they don't look like what most people imagine. They are like a flat-topped (and rather low) pyramid with a circular door in the middle. The missiles and everything else are way underground.
Well, I assumed from James Bond movies that they would be underground.

I find the thought of living near a real ICBM silo a little scary
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2005-05-25, 22:59

I guess I can see the SAM site resemblance for the star one. But the others don't make a lot of sense. Plus I don't think that area is used for a military practice range. Nellis AFB has huge swaths of land dedicated to that purpose (many of which are out in the middle of nowhere AFAIK) so I don't think such things would be necessary near an experimental aircraft facility.

Then again it's been a while since I was up to speed on the latest. I used to be a huge military jet-nerd but I've sort of lost touch with that ever since the mid-90s. Procurement has pretty much ground to a halt though and with all the budget cuts I doubt I missed much the last 10 years. Not like the 80s and early 90s when there was something new every month it seemed like.

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2005-05-25, 23:48

i love this one

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.95...2229&t=k&hl=en

look around that last one there is some crazy marking on the floor of the desert and check out these planes.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.81...0557&t=k&hl=en
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2005-05-25, 23:50

A bunch of those are FARMS. Pivot irrigation, stuff like that.

Anything that you see that's a dark circle (usually green) is a pivot-irrigated crop. Sheesh... getting so worked up over wheat or sorghum.
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2005-05-25, 23:58

(sorry, looks like I'm doing a little post-whoring myself)

The 5th and 8th links, and several others after that, are closeups of irrigated farmland.

The other stuff looks like remote runways, reference markers, storage depots, stuff like that.

Whiting-out some buildings doesn't surprise me. If you Google'd a satellite pic of the US Senate building in my neighborhood, you'll see that they've pixelated that section of the image.
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2005-05-26, 00:04

jkloos: I'm sure you're all excited about this, but it's no grounds for spamming a thread with posts every two or three minutes. You have a 24-hour period during which you can edit a post. Use the button in the future. I've merged and deleted many of your posts in this thread.

The quality of this board depends on the quality of the posts. The only way to guarantee thoughtful, informative discussion is to write thoughtful, informative posts. AppleNova is not a real-time chat forum. You have time to compose messages and edit them before and after posting.
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2005-05-26, 00:09

it's not a road cause look at the road below it

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=33.745537,-112.633896
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2005-05-26, 00:09

sorry Brad didn't think about that. And i didn't read your post till now i wont do it anymore.
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2005-05-26, 00:11

Quote:
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A bunch of those are FARMS. Pivot irrigation, stuff like that.

Anything that you see that's a dark circle (usually green) is a pivot-irrigated crop. Sheesh... getting so worked up over wheat or sorghum.
yeah after looking closely i saw that.
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2005-05-26, 00:19

Natural formations might make interesting shapes, as well as managed forms.
Wonder if the Nazca lines are shot in similar res for comparison. No search result.

IIRC, there's a landscape photographer specializing in aerial stuff who has done several coffee table books of nature-as-symbol. Heart and icon shaped lakes, golf courses designed to look like reclining nudes... no Photoshop... not sure of the name, but I'm pretty sure he's European.

Chime in if this seems familiar...
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2005-05-26, 09:53

Robert Smithson comes to mind immediately, but I doubt that's who you're thinking of as he just 'utilizes' nature for his art. Maybe Andy Goldsworthy? Nah, same thing.

Speaking of cool nude 'landscape' art, I think this stuff is great. (A few shots NSFW)

So it goes.

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2005-05-26, 11:37

The coolest thing about this is how the google folks have gone out of their way to put these in there at high resolution like they did with burning man
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2005-05-26, 11:38

these, along with the rest that look like this, are just farms. The circles are a result of center pivot irrigation

edit: I see this was already pointed out

Some of those are really interesting, though.

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i love this one

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.95...2229&t=k&hl=en

look around that last one there is some crazy marking on the floor of the desert and check out these planes.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.81...0557&t=k&hl=en
That's edwards air force base. The markings are actually the runway for space shuttle landings.
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2005-05-26, 12:15

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very strange, what is this building? why is it whited out. and why is there a bullseye on it?

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.59...1114&t=k&hl=en
Looks like a white building to me.
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