Monday, December 31, 2007

Google Earth UFO? Greenland Phenomenon Video

This video of imagery taken from Google Earth invites you to answer: What is that thing? The image has sparked talk of UFO's and secret government laboratories. It seems to be some kind of volcanic vent to my untrained eyes. It's odd that it's located smack dab in the middle of Greenland, it's almost 50 miles long and has a straight edge.

A lot of noise was made about the "black rectangle" located to one side, but that looks to me like a "data dropout", a glitch in the imagery, rather than an actual object.

The vent, if that's what it is, looks extremely interesting though. I hope it gets a lot more attention.

Come to think of it, the "vent" could be a data glitch or insertion too. You would think something that cool looking might have made the news once or twice over the past few months. Hmmmmm....

Update: After downloading Google Earth and looking at the scene myself, I've determined that it's an imaging error. The striations on the surface of the orange section match up with the striations in the snow and look nothing like any kind of magma formation, just snow and ice that for some reason is tinted orange in a portion of the picture. Oh well, I'm sure the facts wont get in the way of the conspiracy lovers out there.

Further update 10/10/08 - Here's a site with the actual close up imagery. You can clearly see this is imaging error and not Dr. Evil's secret lair.

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