10 of the most mysterious sites spotted via Google Earth

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10 Of The Most Mysterious Sites Spotted Via Google Earth


Google Earth gives people the power to search remote areas of the globe, and those virtual treks have resulted in some rather intriguing discoveries.

Here are 10 mysterious sites spotted via Google Earth.

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10 of the most mysterious sites spotted via Google Earth

10. Futuristic Buildings, Cairo, Egypt

They are, without question, attention getting, but what purpose they serve remains unresolved.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

9. Landing Strip, Area 6, Nevada

The government-owned site is located about 12 miles from heavily guarded Area 51, and information about what goes on there is scarce at best.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

8. Phantom Island, South Pacific

The official word is that it shows up as a black splotch because the island never existed and was erroneously included on older maps. Others speculate a giant mass of pumice was there at one time, but has since floated elsewhere.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

7. UFO/Weather Balloon Crash Site, Roswell, New Mexico.

It's been nearly 70 years since whatever crashed in the area made headlines, and many inquiring minds are still searching for the truth. Some have made interesting discoveries, like this individual, who found what appear to be scorch marks.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

6. Volkel Air Base, The Netherlands

There are rumors abound about what could possibly be kept in the obscured complex – thermonuclear bombs, for example – but what is clear is that those in charge would rather keep that to themselves.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

5. Blood Red Lake, Sadr City, Iraq

Why it's like that is anybody's guess, but the most probable explanation involves water treatment and pollutants.​

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

4. Giant Targets, Nevada

A number of these odd symbols show up throughout the desert and are often identified as "calibration targets" for planes. What remains unclear is why Nevada in particular seems to need so many of them.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

3. Strange Symbol, Nevada

There's really no concrete-sounding explanation for this circular formation, which, to many, can only mean one thing -- aliens.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

2. Seemingly Random Landing Strips, Elroy, Arizona

With no significant buildings or fueling apparatus nearby, why a plane would land here is puzzling. Though Arizona is overflowing with abandoned airfields built during the Second World War, this one looks remarkably fresh.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

1. Wheel Structures, Azraq Oasis, Jordan

They and structures near them have been dated between 2000 and 8500 years old. While they align with the winter solstice's rising sun, researchers are unclear about what significance the formations hold.

(Photo via Google Earth/GeoBeats)

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