Google Maps: Explore Mysterious 'Aircraft Graveyard' Of Abandoned Planes
Google are a household name. You've probably used one of their products today, whether it be their search engine, browser or even Google Maps. The company seem to be trying to document everything on Earth and serve it to you via an online device. We've been able to spot plenty of weird and wonderful things thanks to their super cameras, from unrevealed Russian islands to someone pulling a gun on the street view car. But this has got to be one of the coolest so far. We've found the biggest airplane graveyard in the world.
Have you ever wondered where airplanes go when they die? Turns out, plenty of them make their way to rust in Tuscon, Arizona. The 'Airplane Boneyard' is the largest aircraft dump site in the world and was picked for its low humidity, high altitude and hard alkaline soil. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base holds over 4,400 airplanes that can be stripped for parts or returned to auction.
It stores from B-52s to stealth bombers, making it one of the most sought-after Google satellite searches going and you can find it here:
The site is over 2,600 acres which is equivalent to 1,430 football pitches and was used in the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Recently a self-proclaimed alien hunter scoured Google Maps for proof of extra-terrestrial life on Earth and supposedly uncovered a secret underground base that could house UFOs.
He took to his YouTube channel to say: "What kind of hanger is that - it looks like a really hot tech hanger here.
"Maybe it is connected to the base via an underground tunnel.
"This looks like the exit point for some really hi-tech top alien spacecraft."
Strangely enough, that's not the weirdest thing we've thing on Google Maps this month. Previously, we uncovered a 'house of horrors' that was so dark that Google had to blur it out.
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