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#1 Guth

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 15:17

Been flicking around google maps trying to find cool stuff but can't find much.
Here is a hill with white stones shaped into a horse about 4 miles from my house
http://goo.gl/maps/x2NYt
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There also used to be a Stag, but it cannot be seen anymore, here is an old image:
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This is on a hill called "Mormond Hill" and there is satellites/radars on top of it. Also the hill has been dug out and there is something inside. Nobody really knows what, its sort of a local conspiricy. Google calls it a Trans Horizon Radar Station
I once drove up to the top when I was 17 and first passed my driving test, The very top is all fenced off but the gates were open, we got out of the car and started walking toward the gate when a jeep drove out of the hill (from inside) and came at us. We ran back into the car and drove as fast as I could home. Police came next day and gave us a stern telling off!

This sign is at the top:
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Wikipedia says " remnants from Cold WarNATO communications and British Telecom having a presence on the site" but I know this place is still used for something.

Anyone got anything interesting near them?


#2 redvamp128

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 16:43

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 16:57

This is an educated guess, but I'm wondering if it was used for spy satellite calibration.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 17:36

i found these dots yesterday. thought it was interesting


https://maps.google....Kansas&t=h&z=11

very strange!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 17:42

very strange!


Mystery solved!

Sort of. :laugh:

Also, this is a neat little airport, especially when you realize where it is.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 17:54

city on top of a buried UFO... hahah nah, just a strange shape for a city, about 2 hours west of me

http://maps.google.c...lacida, FL&z=14

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 17:56

Also this, the Russia blur spot: https://maps.google....933838&t=k&om=1

And if you're interested in such things, a list of all the blurred out spots:
http://en.wikipedia...._on_Google_Maps

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 18:03

Mystery solved!

Sort of. :laugh:

Also, this is a neat little airport, especially when you realize where it is.

haha I wonder if instead of normal square fields, those big circles are an easier way of diving up a field into a who owns what type of thing.
like those 2 circles are mine, those are yours. Easier to manage.

some of those are really cool guys thanks for sharing!
Whats with the blurred out bits? I always wondered that.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 18:12

haha I wonder if instead of normal square fields, those big circles are an easier way of diving up a field into a who owns what type of thing.
like those 2 circles are mine, those are yours. Easier to manage.

some of those are really cool guys thanks for sharing!
Whats with the blurred out bits? I always wondered that.


Google seems to say it's for a particular type of irrigation system that feeds from the center.

As for the blurred out bits, most make sense, except for that really odd one in Russia that is blurred out everywhere.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 18:17

ahhh okay, that does make sense.

Yeah the blurred things do make sense after reading about them. Also, a lot that used to be blurred are not anymore.

I did see the Russian one lol.
In soviet russia, maps blurs google :laugh:

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 18:24

The thing about the spot in Russia is that even the US satellites blur it. Wikipedia says it's officially a gold mine, some people think it is, but of some magnitude that everyone would prefer to keep it quiet.

Interesting, anyway, that we can talk about a blurry mystery on an incredibly detailed satellite image of the entire world. :laugh: