There are several classified places around the globe that have been either blurred or pixillated by Google Earth. The reasons for such are unknown although the area, of course, is known by virtue of the surrounding information. Some are facilities; others are mysterious locations in the mountains, government buildings, and even people’s houses. Only Google will be privy to such information but that doesn’t mean we won’t know there is a secret that Google or whoever has instructed Google is hiding behind those blurred images. Here are 15 secret places on Google Earth which Google doesn’t want you to see.
1 Moruroa, French Polynesia
Moruroa is an atoll among the French Polynesian islands in the South Pacific and when seen from Google Earth, it certainly seems they have something to hide. Various islands are visible including parts of the atoll but you will find certain places blurred from sight. It isn’t possible to find out what secret lies there but the common assumption is that the atoll has an airstrip a dock and a few buildings. The vicinity around Muroroa atoll was a nuclear testing site for the French between 1966 and 1996. This could possibly have something to do with the blackout.
2 Taipei, Taiwan
This image has been clearly doctored. On first glance, it looks normal and shows an air facility belonging to the Republic of China in Taiwan’s Taipei. If you look closely you will see how the image isn’t what it seems and the entire area has a different shade in comparison to surrounding areas.
3 Utrecht, Netherlands
This is a house in Holland that has been completely pixillated by Google earth and no one really knows why. The house is located on 8 Oorsprong park in Utrecht, Holland. The roof has been blurred and is noticeable in comparison to the surrounding houses.
4 Junction Ranch, California
Junction Ranch is a military testing site that also contains a large airstrip. The facility is a part of the Naval weapons station on China Lake where it is believed that that the government is working on secret drone projects. The area looks as it should on Google maps but one particular area has been scratched out. Bing maps have the entire area blurred out. There is, of course, a reason but that, of course, must be a very confidential one.
5 Snow Saddle, Nepal
Kantega or Snow Saddle is an area located at 22,000 feet, high up in the Nepal Himalaya. Google maps has blacked out the entire region while Bing maps has pixillated it. One wonders why? There are allegations and assumptions that the Nazis made secret expeditions in the area where they were believed to have discovered a UFO base and testing site. The area has been blacked out to discourage the secret entrance that leads to the base or investigating the area. The area is well known for its huge number of alleged UFO sightings.
6 Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Siberia
In the Russian Federal region of Chukotka, there is an area in the wilderness that has been blacked out by Google Maps. In fact fake satellite imagery seems to have been pasted over the region to fool people in thinking it is normal. The same fake job can be seen on Bing where mountains suddenly appear as flat forest. The area is alleged to be a Russian HAARP site which is a testing facility of ICBM’s or it could also be a huge gold mine.
7 Sandy Island
Sandy Island off the Australian coast in the Coral Sea was discovered by Captain Cook. It always featured on maps in the 1800 but suddenly disappeared. Google maps had earlier blacked out the island’s location with a black box and Bing has removed it altogether. A research ship attempted to find the island with earlier coordinates but was unsuccessful. What exactly did Captain Cook find?? He wasn’t hallucinating, that’s for sure. So the question is whether the island is actually there and kept a secret or really disappeared.
8 Broken Arrow, Greenland
The term a broken arrow is used by the US military to denote a damaged or fallen nuclear weapon. It is also the name of a site in Greenland that has been highly pixilated by Google Maps. During the Cold War, the US airforce had carried out a classified and secret operation between 1960 – 1968 that was referred to as “The Chrome Dome”. The operation involved B-52 stratofortess strategic bomber aircraft armed with thermo- nuclear weapons flying continuous sorties along air routes on the Russian height of the Cold War. Accidents involving the B-52 bombers ended the program in 1968. It was presumed that one such accident involving a nuclear weapon caused several military workers to suffer radiation poisoning. The reason for Google pixellating the area is not known.
9 Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
There is a black strip covering a long rectangular plot in the Baker Lake area in Nunavut Canada. Theorists have implied that it conceals extraterrestrial beacons placed on the strip, something that no government will want anyone to see.
10 Szazhalombatta Oil Refinery, Hungary
This is an oil facility of Hungary that has asked to be marked green while all buildings and grounds surrounding the area have been deleted. The reason is still unknown. There is a bizarre rumor that the green colored block protects a grassy field but what’s the point of that unless there is something hidden beneath the grass.
11 Keowee Dam, USA
This reservoir in South Carolina is shaped like a Christmas tree and is heavily blurred by Google. Authorities have never confirmed it but it is believed that the dam is used for running the Oconee Nuclear Station and is also referred to as the American Fukushima.
12 Unknown Area In Siberian Tundra, Russia
Among the entire secret places o Google Earth, this is perhaps the most mysterious and there is a sinister story behind the huge blur put there by Google over the area. The site is located in the Siberian Tundra near the Russian city of Egvekinot just near the border to Alaska. The Russian authorities had sealed entire cities and towns in the area in 1986 where some were home to more than a million people. The mysterious cities were given names like Krasnoyarsk-26 and Tomsk-7. One such area named Arzamas-16 was home to a colony of superior nuclear scientists and engineers. It was widely believed that the area was taken over by the government during the cold war of the sixties and used as a missile or radar station.
Many net observers also commented that the surrounding areas were copy pasted from other parts of the country.
13 The Michael AAF Building, USA
This is a highly classified area in Utah that belongs to the US military. The only information known about it is the fact that it is used as many presume to be a biological and chemical weapons testing facility. There is no other information regarding it. The entire area has been blurred out by Google Maps.
14 HAARP Site, Gakona, Alaska, USA
The abbreviation HAARP stands for High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program. It is a highly controversial operation currently operating in the USA. The Gakona AK test site conducts ionospheric testing and is alleged by conspiracy theorists to be the cause of natural disasters like earthquakes although there has been o evidence of that till date.
15 Valencia City, Philippines
Valencia City in Philippines is home to more than 160,000 people but it is also regarded as the headquarters of the Governments missile testing facility and various defence programs which is why it has been pixillated as one of the secret places on Google Earth for security reasons.