Conspiracy Theorists Think They've Spotted A Secret Spy Plane On Google Maps
Online conspiracy theorists are claiming that new pictures released to Google Earth are conclusive proof of a new 'top secret US spy plane' being hidden away in the Nevada desert.
This comes just after someone thought that they'd discovered a sunken mystery plane off the coast of Scotland on Google Maps. They hadn't, by the way.
It's also not the first time that people have claimed that they've discovered a hidden US military plane on Google Maps.
So, the spy plane was spotted poking out of a hangar at a military base that - coincidentally or not - is about 70 miles to the north west of the infamous Area 51 base, that is synonymous with aliens, UFOs and the like.
Google Maps hadn't updated their satellite imagery for a long time - around a decade, to be precise - and if you had tried to visit that particularly dusty and featureless spot between the years of 2008 and 2016, you'd have seen just that. A dried-up lake bed and bugger all else.
Now, though, they've released the real pictures after members of the public demanded them. The pictures were uploaded on 31 October and show something blurry poking out of an aircraft hangar.
It's not clear what it is, but it's definitely proof that the US government is developing a new spy plane, or that aliens are among us, or that the earth is flat, or whatever.
It has been blurred out, so that means they must be hiding something from us. But what?
In an explanatory video, the narrator says: "We don't know what it is because they have completely blurred it out,"
No shit, Sherlock.
The video also helpfully points out that there are other military vehicles that aren't blurred out. Yet more incisive observations.
The voiceover continues: "We rarely, rarely see this, so whatever this is, it's extremely suspicious that they would go to the trouble [of censoring it].
"And not to mention it's been found in the middle of a range that was also censored in satellite imagery for almost eight years."
It looks a bit like the plane could be the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel - come on, we'd all recognise those anywhere - but, of course, it can't be.
The RQ-170 Sentinel, as well as having a catchy title, is an unmanned aircraft, in case you were struggling.
However, our helpful narrator points out that "there have even been images of it [RQ-170] posted online, so I highly doubt they would blur whatever this object is if there are already images of it."
Whoa. That clinches it then. What else are they hiding from us?
Wake up, sheeple.
Featured Image Credit: PA/Google Maps