A map of Indonesia featuring highlighted UFO sightings

Google Maps Anomalies: UFO Sightings Around Indonesia

While not technically a map “anomaly,” here’s a mapped collection of reported UFO sightings and other unidentified phenomena reported around Southeast Asia, compiled by BETA-UFO Indonesia: “We came out of a hall to see what the commotion was all about and I saw a round blue disc in the sky…It turned green a few seconds …

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Google Maps Circles

Google Maps Anomaly: “Crop Circles”

Whoa. Either those circles are just from center-pivot irrigation, or the aliens have arrived en masse. Actually, these strange circles on Google Maps are exactly that: the result of circle irrigation, a method some farmers use to water crops. You know, by rotating sprinking equipment in a big circle. Better coverage that way, I guess. …

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Sandy Island on Google Maps

Google Maps Anomalies: The Lost Island

Researchers have just discovered that a small island in the South Pacific, visible on Google Maps and other charts, apparently doesn’t exist. It’s called Sandy Island, and (should be) situated northeast of Australia, off the west coast of New Caledonia. You can see it clearly on the Google Map image above, just a relatively small …

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Where's North From Here?

Google Maps Anomaly: The Poles

Well, that’s strange. Why doesn’t Google Maps show the North Pole? The answer’s actually pretty simple: Our Earth is round, and not effectively represented by a two-dimensional map. Google Maps uses a Mercator projection, flattening the Earth and stretching it horizontally and vertically, as do most 2D maps. Because of this, either pole invariably gets …

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A colorful anomaly among white clouds

Google Maps Anomaly: A Colorful “UFO” Amongst The Clouds

I don’t post about UFOs much anymore, mostly because I don’t find them all that interesting. But weird stuff on Google Maps? I’m all over that (for some reason). This strange, UFO-shaped anomaly was spotted in Google Street View by Andrea Dove as she searched for directions in Jacksonville, Texas. It looks like a flying …

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Strange Patterns Found In Gobi Desert

New Google Maps images have revealed what appear to be strange patterns in the Gobi Desert. The patterns exist near China’s border with Mongolia, between Xinjiang and the Gansu province, and not terribly far from Dunhuang, the “City Of Sands.” You can view the above pattern through Google Maps at location 40.452107,93.742118, and the other is …

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