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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
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Fake Fish Photos
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Cursed by Allah
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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Satellite Map Oddity
I got an email from Mike Scofield asking about this odd thing that can be seen via Google's satellite map out in the middle of the desert around Nevada. Mike writes:

Assuming I did the link right, you should see a giant triangle with concentric circles in it. I did some poking around and it looks like this symbol is ~near~ Area 51. This leads me to think it's one of two different hoaxes. One is that it's a very good photoshop someone slipped into the satalite map that Google is referencing or, two, that it is a symbol out there in the desert someone did that isn't related to Area 51.

Honestly, I don't know what this is. I'm guessing it's some kind of military base. If you zoom in you can see that it hasn't been photoshopped in (at least, it doesn't appear to me as if it's been photoshopped). The triangle and concentric circles appear to be roads.
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Categories: Photos/Videos, Places
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 10, 2005
Comments (64)
I'm Erandika Sandaruwan.From Sri lanka.
Posted by Erandika  in  Sri lanka  on  Sun Dec 10, 2006  at  01:49 AM
Made by the US military during the cold war to distract the russians; hoping they would do the same as the people that replied: spending time finding out what it is......
Posted by Weps  on  Fri May 18, 2007  at  10:12 PM
guys, it's clear as daylight, it a bombing area. It is used for army exercices. look at this: http://mapper.acme.com/?lat=37.666905&long;=-116.02786&scale=12&theme=Topo&width=4&height=3&dot=Yes . On the Topo option, it says TARGET. and if you look closely in the middle of it you can actualy see 4 tanks and a lot of bomb holes.in the target area. That triangle was a target area that now is not used anymore( inactive target). So, no aliens, sorry.
Posted by Cruise  on  Fri Mar 12, 2010  at  11:14 AM
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/34836680#comment


There's photos from the "neighbourhood".
Posted by Edi from Finland  in  Finland  on  Fri Oct 29, 2010  at  02:55 PM
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