It is sometimes forgotten, but Google Earth is one of the most incredible and miraculous inventions that exist. It’s a dream for all cartographers and budding explorers. We can access every space on our planet at any time of the day and night seen from space. The images we get are spectacular. This wonderful tool shows us things that we would never have seen without it and that we never expected. Read on and find out what is happening on our planet, all seen from the cosmos.
1. Is This The Music From The X-Files That We Hear?
This mysterious triangle in the Nevada desert with its concentric circles inside, looks too perfect to have been drawn by a human. We know he’s probably human, but it’s funnier to pretend otherwise.
People think it is an abandoned runway or a military test area for bombs. What do you think ?
Have you ever played the game The Ground Is Lava? In this game, someone shouts: “The ground is lava” and everyone has five seconds to stop having their feet touching the ground. Everyone is doing as best they can and those who touch the ground have lost.
Imagine yourself playing this game here. This photo was taken over a crater of molten lava. This volcano is located on an island in the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific.
2020 was not a very good year and this photo reminds us of the terrible fires that ravaged the Australian bush between June 2019 and May 2020. The fires burned more than 18 million hectares of the bush.
Fortunately, this fire in Arkansas was under control. A farmer simply set his field on fire to prepare the next seed.
This is a photo taken by Google Earth of a Japanese village gradually repopulated by life-size dolls. Yes, yes, you heard that right.
A Japanese woman, Ayano Tskulimi, created more than 350 dolls to replace people who left the village or died during its existence. Is it us or does this village have a little Silent Hill side that makes you feel a little uncomfortable?
It is an abandoned city called Gunkanjima and it is located in Japan. At one time, this island was the most densely populated area in the world because it was home to an entire community of coal miners.
The island city was abandoned after the coal mine dried up. If it means anything to you, it’s because it served as the filming location for the 23rd film in the James Bond saga: Skyfall .
This is an image of El Bronx, a notorious neighborhood in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The Colombian army has since raided the neighborhood to restore order. They cleaned it up, but the past still lives on on Google Street View.
We all remember Pablo Escobar and his fortune of $ 30 billion when he died (the equivalent of $ 59 billion today!).
You have visited several cemeteries in the past. These are terrifying places, but the one in Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, USA, is special. It is best known by its nickname of the cemetery of flying wrecks.
This aircraft cemetery was established after World War II. It is the largest such site in the world.
Google Earth has blurred Ariel Castro’s house. The kidnappings of Ariel Castro took place between 2002 and 2004. The young women were named Michelle Knight, Georgina “Gina” De Jesus, and Amanda Berry. Ariel Castro held them captive until May 6, 2013, when Amanda Berry escaped with her six-year-old daughter (she was born during her captivity). The police were able to rescue the other two young women and arrest Castro at the same time.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison, but he cowardly hanged himself with his sheets in his cell. His house was demolished and Google Earth blurred him on his site.
Thanks to the Internet and Google Earth, people discovered this Navy complex. As you can imagine, this discovery created controversy with bloggers, politicians, anti-discrimination activists and a radio presenter criticizing this complex.
The criticism was so virulent that the US Navy had to pay $ 600,000 to cover it up.
This Firefox logo in a cornfield sparked a discussion on the Internet. People wondered if this was the work of alien technology. In fact, the company of Linus Users at the University of Oregon are at the origin of this giant logo created in 2006.
This logo is over 4000 square meters. They made it to celebrate 50 million web browser downloads.
This heart-shaped lake is located in the city of Columbia Station, Ohio, United States. It’s the perfect place to ask for the hand of the person you love. After all, how many natural places are heart-shaped?
By the way, if you are looking for the coordinates of the lake, here they are: 41.303921, -81.901693. You’re welcome.
In the Middle East, this “wheel” looks a lot like a target and there are three triangles that point to the heart of the target. There are also stone lines that start from the top of the triangles and point to the target.
David Kennedy of the University of Perth, Australia, believes the target is a grave.