Google Earth finds nearly every nook on the planet, and many of those places aren’t known to many people — if any people! The next time that you think your hometown is a bit odd, think about these places that show up on Google Earth!
–The Davis Monthan Air Force Base: This abandoned base in Tucson, Arizona, is known by the military as the “plane boneyard,” and it’s literally where planes go to die. When the military no longer needs a plane, it is sent to the boneyard.
–Strange etchings in the Gobi Desert: Somewhere in China’s Gobi Desert is a strange pattern of structures and sketches in the ground that Google Earth has picked up on. Why those sketches are there and what they mean is a different story (one that no human can currently tell).
–The Kazahstan Pentagram: In the middle of Kazakstan sits a sizeable pentagram. The star surrounded by a circle was largely puzzling until researchers figured out that the star is actually the borders of a park, and the circle that surrounds it marks the boundaries of the park. A strange symbol, but not as strange as it once seemed.
In the Wake of Google Earth
Ever since Google Earth started to dig up some odd places on Earth, many people search Google Earth in their spare time just to see what’s out there. This has given many advertisers with enough dollars a brilliant idea — create an ad that’s large enough for Google Earth to pick up, and tons of people will see the ad when they use Google Earth. This strategy is working for KFC and other chains that have created massive ads, placed those ads flat on the earth, and are enjoying the benefits!
Another thing that has happened since the dawn of Google Earth is the return of many different conspiracy theories. When things like pentagrams and possible UFO landing strips start showing up on Google Earth, conspiracy theorists start to generate rumors — until those rumors can be debunked by researchers, that is. Most of the time, the strange places that Google Earth does pick up are quickly explained. Sometimes, we just don’t know what things look like from up above, and so those things look stranger than they actually are!
Choosing Where to Live
If you don’t have any particular reason for moving, it can be hard to figure out where to go. Here’s where you can use Google Maps and Google Earth to check out possible towns. You could move next to a possible UFO landing strip, or you may decide that living next to an abandoned military base is for you. Wherever you do decide to go, Exodus Moving and Storage (Boulder movers) can help you get there with all of your stuff in one piece.
We may be a moving company in Denver, but we can move you anywhere you want to go. Whether you’re moving to Parker or to another part of the world, we can help. We’ll provide you with a free moving estimate, give you everything you need to help plan your move, and we also have storage space for rent in both Denver and Fort Collins (ask us for rates). There are some strange places in this world, and it’s fun to discover those odd places using a program like Google Earth – but it’s even more fun to move to a new and exciting place.
Call us today for an estimate, or find us on Facebook to ask any additional questions. We also want to know where you think the oddest place in the world is — let us know here of on Facebook!