Sunday, September 7, 2008

Google Earth's View of Area 51

While following the Game Cast of the Seahawks game on the computer like a pathetic addict, I was doing some random reading. News, sports, monkeys, etc. I was curious what Google Earth showed of Area 51. The legendary "secret" military base in Nevada. While I don't know what is going on at the base nor do I put much stock in the crazy rumors that float about, it is funny that the United States Government didn't even confirm the base existed until 2003.

So what does Google Earth show of the super-secret Area 51?

Click on the images for a better look.

At first glance, just what you'd expect. The outlines of buildings and large hangars. Airstrips. Parked aircraft.

Then you zoom in a little more. There's some jets, F-15's maybe. Hang on. What the ... What is that next to them?

Of course. It's an alien barbecue. It appears that some rascals at Google Earth have a sharp sense of humor and added a little hello to the curious.

There you have it. Stories of storing alien corpses from the Roswell crash, reverse engineering spacecrafts and the development of weather control and time travel devices are horse-apples. The little guys are just having a cookout. Who doesn't enjoy a lovely cookout?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently talking about how we as human beings are so hooked onto electronics. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory falls, the possibility of copying our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about every once in a while.

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