Conspiracy Theorists Are Frothing Over Weird X Over Antarctica On Google Earth
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When Google Earth first launched in 2001, people couldn't believe their eyes. It was truly a remarkable piece of technology, and let's be honest, the first thing we did was check out our house from space because it was bloody awesome.
It allowed us to explore virtually every part of the planet without having to leave our bedroom. Who needs to splash out hundreds of pounds on a holiday when you can just look it up on Google Earth?
The technology splices together pictures from satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data to create a 3D map of the world.
But, as time wore on and Google Earth became far more awesome, adding in Street View, different angles, traffic and even up-to-date weather, people have been spotting things on the planet that maybe were supposed to stay hidden.
YouTube channel Conspiracy Depot has released a video that purportedly shows a strange, large, red triangle with the letter X covering part of Antarctica. The clip is dated from two days ago and it only reveals itself when the weather feature is turned on.
It's not clear whether the triangle is supposed to be covering up a portion of the frozen continent or if the tip is pointing to one specific area. When the conspiracy theorist zooms in, there's nothing there, leading to only more questions.
The people behind the video ask: "Is somebody at GOOGLE trying to tell us something?"
People have flocked to the video to upload their thoughts on the matter, with one user writing: "Something weird is going on all over the globe, this just adds to the unanswered questions."
Another suggested it could be 'Elvis' secret hideout' while a third made an interesting assumption: "It's probably White Walkers."
That's the only theory I'm willing to accept, however one party pooper has written what would be the most likely scenario: "I'm guessing it's a marker for an issue in the software that needs addressing and has gone out to the live environment. Like a comment in code saying, 'Fix this bit'. Completely plausible and logical."
It's certainly not the first strange thing to appear near the icy landscape in recent weeks.
Alien hunting YouTube channel Secureteam10, discovered a 'craft' near Mount Paget on the South Georgia Island using Google Earth.
In the video, they focus in on something in the snowy expanses of the island, which is one of the closest land masses to Antarctica, well beyond Argentina. They zoom into an object that has a trail behind it, which is 1,000 metres long and leads to a nearby mountain.
They go on to claim that the object crashed into the mountain and then came to a slow halt in the snow.
It does look a fair bit like it just collapsed in a glacial shift and slid down the hill for a while before coming to a stop, but I'm not an online alien expert or a scientist, so nobody cares what I think.