What's going on in the Gobi Desert?
Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with the latest set of images to be ripped from Google Maps. This time around, they show a series of giant structures in the Gobi Desert, on the Chinese side of the border with Mongolia.
Two different sets appear to show giant grid
patterns, one of which theorists claim is a replica of the Washington,
D.C., street layout.One shows a spiral pattern (image below). Zoom in on
it and you'll see some planes scattered around, inside rings of what
look to be military trucks.
The rest are perhaps best left up to your
imagination, if only because they are inexplicable: Another giant grid
over 18 miles long. Giant metallic squares or holes. Two enormous
The UK Telegraph says
the sites are scattered around an area 93 miles from the headquarters
of China's space program in Jiuquan. It's quickly become known as
China's Area 51, mirroring the secret U.S. base where it is claimed UFOs
The book "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base" exposed some of the reality behind the U.S. base earlier this year. China's strange patterns remain a mystery, however.
Officially, the same areas hosts similar
circular arrangement such as the one found in China. They're missile
test ranges to record weapon effects, one expert told the Telegraph.