The sighting of a bizarre ‘object’ near Area 51 sent UFO hunters into a frenzy this week.
Now we can shed new light on the history of the site where a strange shape resembling an ‘alien ship’ was spotted on Google Maps.
Historical images of the site show that the mysterious structure has been under construction for several years.
Using Google Maps, we found that the site was little more than a patch of empty desert in 2005, although what looks like the outline of a building or small channels of water are visible.
Satellite imagery shows that two shapes were then built in the ground, one of which appears to be either filled with water or covered with tarpaulin.
By last year, one of the two dual structures had assumed its strange new ‘UFO’ shape.
Only the most hardcore UFO hunters actually believed the ‘object’ was an alien craft, but there’s every chance it’s been used to test out secret new weapons.
It was first spotted by the YouTube channel SecureTeam10, which said it was found in Area 51 – a world famous base linked to countless numbers of alien conspiracies.
The strange structure is actually located near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, which is used to test weapons and is located about 500 miles from Area 51.
Recent images show that the area is dotted with tanks, boats and even aeroplanes. Boats were also seen right next to the object, further suggesting it’s a body of water rather than a building.
Could the strange structure have been built to test out scary new weapons? Sadly, we’ll probably never know because if the military is involved, then there’s bound to be something top secret going on.
It could also have a rather unglamorous explanation. It’s been suggested the ‘object is a fish farm or even a boring old cesspit.
One reader got in touch to offer this suggestion: ‘It looks to me to be a lagoon, possibly for water storage. It seems to have started as a larger rectangular shape then changed to two round ones with a pointed side extension.
‘The excavations can clearly be seen and the black area looks like a lining material. The boat shows up in later shots, they needed access for some reason. Could it be a fish farm?’
We also revealed the existence of a creepy ‘death circle’ near the naval base.
Readers got in touch and claimed the bizarre bald patch in the desert has been there since 1984.
It appears to resemble fields which are watered by ‘center-pivot irrigation’ in which a central sprinkler sprays water in a circle.
However, the circle is much larger than the fields you can see in the left of the image above. It is not near a main road either, which would limit its usefulness as agricultural land.
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