Secret locations on Google Maps
Google Maps (Eng. Google Maps; formerly Google Local) - a set of applications built on the basis of the free mapping service and technology provided by Google. Created in 2005. The service is a map and satellite images of the planet Earth. Highly detailed aerial photographs (taken from a height of 250-500 m) are available for many regions, for some with the possibility of viewing at an angle of 45 ° from four cardinal directions. Additionally, pictures of the moon and Mars are offered.
It will not be a secret for anyone that Google hides some buildings and locations, a selection of the most interesting hidden locations.
Baker Lake, Inuit Reservation in Northern Canada
A group of enthusiastic researchers believes that the darkened area in this image and in some other locations hides extraterrestrial beacons of aliens.
Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany
This NATO airbase is the starting point for the forces of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and for this reason, of course, can be the target for terrorist attacks. This may explain why this object is partially cut from Google Maps.
Pacific Northwest, USA
What exactly do we not see in this photo? This place is located near the border of the states of Washington and Oregon. Enthusiasts personally examined this place and did not find anything remarkable except an ominous view of the fence and an unmarked entrance.
Chazalombatta Oil Refinery, Hungary
This is one of the strangest censorship patterns on Google Maps - this place is simply shaded green. The territory of the plant is removed, the buildings are erased, and all you can see is ordinary grass.
Hewis Ten Palace, Holland
It is hard to imagine that the Dutch royal family could be the main target for a mad terrorist, but the Hewis Ten Royal Palace is very blurry on Google Maps when viewed from any angle (However, the surrounding area and trees are visible with crystal clearness at close magnification).
Unknown Zone, Russia
No one knows what is hiding in this region. One of the opinions is that there is a “radar station or missile interception system”, and some claim that the image of the surrounding area was inserted from another region of Russia.
Mobil Oil Corporation, Buffalo, New York, USA
Some criticize Mobil from Buffalo for blurring pictures of its enterprises, saying that oil corporations are not very interesting for terrorists. On the other hand, we don’t know what the terrorists themselves think.
Everyone has heard about this country, which is part of the alleged Axis of Evil, but very few have ever visited it. You also won’t see it on Google Maps, since the whole country exists in the pictures, but without road markers, street names or any other identifying details.
Reims Airbase, France
The reasons why this air base is blocked on Google Maps are unknown.
Indian Point Power Station, New York, USA
Many members of the United States government called for a stop to the Indian Point Power Station. In addition to environmental considerations, according to energy experts, the power plant is not strong enough to withstand an earthquake similar to the one that recently destroyed Japan
Airbase Volkel, Holland
It's pretty funny to watch how roughly this airbase is blurred in satellite imagery, but WikiLeaks has published diplomatic correspondence that confirms the presence of nuclear warheads in the base.
HAARP, Gacon, Alaska, USA
NADIR (High Northern Aurora Research Program) is one of the most controversial operations currently underway in the United States. Gakona. the place of research, and the experiments conducted there with the ionosphere, are considered by some conspiracy theorists to be the cause of anything from floods to earthquakes, but there is very little evidence of this.
Mazda Laguna Seca race track, Salinas, California, USA
This is one of the strangest examples of censorship on Google Maps: the Laguna Seca racetrack in Salinas, California. The strangest thing about this is the fact itself: this is obviously a harmless racing track.
While the surrounding area is perfectly visible, the city of Babylon itself is blurred in the pictures. One can argue that this is somehow connected with the rebels there.
Tantauco National Park, Chile
Why is this endangered species reserve completely cut out of Google Maps? nobody knows that.
Hill, Elmir Correctional Facility, USA
This is New York State's highest security prison. Perhaps, after the riots in Attica prison and several incidents of uprisings and mass escape around the world, the authorities can really worry about the possibility of escaping by helicopter.
Alexey Miller House, Russia
According to Wikipedia, this place is the "private palace of Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller." But why is he preferred over all other people? Perhaps we are simply not powerful enough to convince Google to cut our homes with satellite imagery.
Colonel Sanders (KFC)
This is Google’s strangest fact, Colonel Sanders, the face of the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain, doesn’t appear on any snapshot from Google Street View. This is because, according to Google representatives, Sanders was a real person, and images of real people should be blurred in any pictures.
Faro Islands, Denmark
It is believed that in this area are unofficial military installations.
NATO Headquarters, Portugal
This shot would be the funniest if it did not have such an ominous context. Whoever edited the image of NATO’s Portuguese headquarters simply copied another piece of the earth’s surface on top of the building’s image. Very strange
Seabrook Nuclear Station, New Hampshire
It is believed that in this northeastern United States is the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.
Rocket mine, Spain
According to one researcher: “At this place there is a small structure with something resembling a missile shaft in the middle. What is strange - this zone is not blocked in Yahoo! Maps, but its image is not on Google Maps. ”
Atomic Zone, France
We are not quite sure what “The Marcoule site of the Commissariat l'Energie Atomiaue” means, but we think that the word “atomique” is key here.