You never know what you a sattelite photo will show

 

While scanning the Outer Banks of North Carolina, using Google Earth, I found two interesting objects.

This will give you something to do!

-75.495969,35.738305
-75.488737,35.737420

2 needles in a haystack - I mean ocean.

Edit:
I put the l/l like Garmin POI. For Google Earth it's really:

35.738305,-75.495969
35.737420,-75.488737

Sorry about that.

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A Pair of F-18s

They might be using the Dare County Target Complex, or heading back to NAS Oceana, VA after using it. They could also be USMC F-18s out of MCAS Cherry Point, NC.

If you look a little west of the aircraft, you will see one of several "bullseyes" at
35°41'21.64"N, 75°53'16.61"W.

That one is the USAF target. The Navy target is just northeast. They are used to drop practice bombs, mostly BDU-33s, about 25 lb. We used to call them "blue death". They have a small cartridge that gives a puff of smoke for spotting the hit.

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Very cool sights

Great collection guys

Way Cool

Man this is fun!!!!

Wonder what else we can find hidden away on maps smile

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Looks to me like...

... the two buildings to the southwest are bombers coming in to bomb nazi germany.

Summermug wrote:
tomkovacic wrote:
Summermug wrote:

You think?

32.676043, -117.157767

And it's on a US Naval Base

Im gonna go out on a limb here...

This was my first "Blueberry Hill" encounter at age 15:)

Behind this building in my chevy with Peggy. Oh, Peggy, how I miss ya. LOL

44.164499 -88.449303

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wow...

DuaneC60 wrote:

32.153820,-110.823730

now...thats a picture. great find.

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Outer Space, aliens and such...

Here's what B-grade science fiction movies show on the screen when they want to say "outer space."

34.078693,-107.618287

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Hehe. Good find.

Hehe. Good find.

Some really massive excavators

47.431470,-101.147480
47.365244,-101.231691
47.411447,-101.750348
47.435394,-101.857003

And this one you can see the bucket on near the end of the boom and just south of it:

47.093549,-101.327938

This last one you can zoom out and see the town to the NE for size comparison with the houses.

Anyone know what this is?

48.589455,-98.356528

I do, and no, it is not an Egyptian tomb.

Hmmm......

missle silo would be my guess.

Given that it's in N. Dakota

Probably is or was a missile silo.

Edit: http://www.behance.net/MartinMiller/frame/174313

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

alokasi wrote:

48.589455,-98.356528

I do, and no, it is not an Egyptian tomb.

You made it too easy to cheat. Click on the little blue icon just south of the MSR and then look it up in Google.

Interesting place to roast marshmallows. razz

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Metricman Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Easy.....

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"The true measure of persons is how they treat someone who can do them absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson

How about this one?

50.01062,-110.113395

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Wow!

jgracey wrote:

50.01062,-110.113395

If it's natural, wow! If someone "enhanced" it, wow, also!

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These are some cool

These are some cool coordinates

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jgracey wrote:

50.01062,-110.113395

Now if that was a NASA photo of Mars.....

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Re: How about this one?

jgracey wrote:

50.01062,-110.113395

That's the best "Natural" feature I've seen yet.

Good find!

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It's Natural

ntwajumela wrote:
jgracey wrote:

50.01062,-110.113395

If it's natural, wow! If someone "enhanced" it, wow, also!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badlands_Guardian

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Lifelong learning...

...one of the things I love about POI Factory. Thanks for the tip, phranc.

So,let me amend my original reaction to "Wow, eh?!"

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The Worlds Largest 24-karat Gold Plated Object.

This home is owned by Jim Onan of Wadsworth, IL. It's just off the tollroad near the Illinois/Wisconsin border. The home was built in the shape of a gold plated Pyrmaid and is six stories high. It also has a 3 car garage next to it, also gold planted. The home is surrounded by a moat.
Also, if you scan to the west of the home in Google Earth, you will see the shadow of a 64 foot statue of Ramesses, also gold plated. Too bad its not open to the public any longer.

Home entrance co-ords 42.413486 -87.944911

Statue location co-ords 42.413488 -87.943970

Happy Hunting

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I've always liked this one

I've always liked this one:
28.396155,-81.578368

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Easter eggs

bayhawk wrote:

Here's two more jets

This one over Yellowstone
44.734478, -110.583352

I love the con trail on this one. Stretches for miles! Thanks bayhawk & everyone else for some cool easter eggs.

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VERY cool!

DuaneC60 wrote:

32.153820,-110.823730

This is where they got the jet that was wrecked in season 1 of Lost. I believe I saw it in one of the extra documentaries on one of the discs. Thanks!

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You just might find one of your old friends!

This one time Mighty Giant now has the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge blocking it's way, hiding up river to beat it's earlier fate with the scrap man.

34.236412 -77.954624

And another
that not to long ago was stuck in the mud, got pulled out repainted at the coast of millions then slid back into it's slip. Still has birds stuck on it and a growler next to it.

40.764806 -74.000907

Still another oldie:
41.510067 -81.691624

Zoom out on these, their kept in waiting
38.070397 -122.103007

Look east and west:
47.554554 -122.639421

Ghost,Idle,Reserve
Look in all directions:
37.121256 -76.646429

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Another Big place to see

40.495150 -112.151319

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Go back in time

Airbrushed wrote:

A few years ago, a commercial jet was over a neighbor's house while on approach to O'Hare, but updated satellite images have shown it's no longer there. I suppose it finally landed.

You can go back in time before the images were updated.

Open google earth, zoom in on a area like over your neighbor's house. Then click on 'View' then scroll down to 'Historical Imagery' and there will be a bar that you can scroll back to the dates available. Scroll it to the dates before the image was updated and wait, it will update from that timeframe.

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Re: Go Back In Time

777ER wrote:

You can go back in time before the images were updated.

Open google earth, zoom in on a area like over your neighbor's house. Then click on 'View' then scroll down to 'Historical Imagery' and there will be a bar that you can scroll back to the dates available. Scroll it to the dates before the image was updated and wait, it will update from that timeframe.

Wish I had known that a month or 2 ago. The images for Williamsburg, VA were the summer images. Trees in full leaf. They just updated to some winter images and now you can see almost everything.

Some of the l/l listed here will be perplexing to those that follow, as the images get updated. Airplanes in flight will be long gone.

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My Car

Looked up my bf's place. My car is parked there. Thanks for the tip.
Jen

Re: car in driveway

jennyzita wrote:

Looked up my bf's place. My car is parked there. Thanks for the tip.
Jen

Hmmmm!!!!!! Don't know what I would do if I saw a car in my driveway that I didn't recognize. Guess I'd have to find out exactly when it was taken (down to the minute).

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Which version of GOOGLE EARTH are you using?

777ER wrote:
Airbrushed wrote:

A few years ago, a commercial jet was over a neighbor's house while on approach to O'Hare, but updated satellite images have shown it's no longer there. I suppose it finally landed.

You can go back in time before the images were updated.

Open google earth, zoom in on a area like over your neighbor's house. Then click on 'View' then scroll down to 'Historical Imagery' and there will be a bar that you can scroll back to the dates available. Scroll it to the dates before the image was updated and wait, it will update from that timeframe.

I am using
Google Earth
4.3.7284.3916 (beta)
and it doesn't have a "historical Imagery" under VIEW

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cool

I like that one

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A few more

40.582654,-73.621574 - Looks like he's under water
52.508739, 13.335250 - Zoom in
52.078706, 4.332811 - Zoom in here as well
45.123853, -123.113603

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30.465794, -86.561923 SR71 blackbird
30.486956, -86.557223 fighter jets
30.489097, -86.547812 commercial jet taking off

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good stuff

what a way to kill time, keep it up guys

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Ha! This is cool!

Ha! This is cool!

Thanks for the tip.

777ER wrote:

You can go back in time before the images were updated.

Open google earth, zoom in on a area like over your neighbor's house. Then click on 'View' then scroll down to 'Historical Imagery' and there will be a bar that you can scroll back to the dates available. Scroll it to the dates before the image was updated and wait, it will update from that timeframe.

Thanks for the tip.

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Cool stuff

I just spent 30 minutes looking at these... Great finds!

I don't get it

DznyFan wrote:

52.508739, 13.335250 - Zoom in
52.078706, 4.332811 - Zoom in here as well

What am I supposed to see?

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I have seen the future and it is now!

Spell it out for you...

n.u.d.e. s.u.n.b.a.t.h.e.r.s. on their respective roofs/patios/balconies.

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Funny

metricman wrote:

Must be boring out there in the desert, near Rachel, Nevada!

37.646143,-115.750815

OK, that's funny.

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OH!

ntwajumela wrote:

n.u.d.e. s.u.n.b.a.t.h.e.r.s. on their respective roofs/patios/balconies.

Guess I didn't look (zoom) close enough..... rolleyes

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I have seen the future and it is now!

quite comical. how do you

quite comical. how do you all find these things haha. Can't zoom in too close or it gets very blury. Is there a way to fix that

UFO landing site?

Spotted this on Google Earth when I was looking for a nearby road:

-104.578314, 35.517601

Appears to be a concrete runway about 1 mile long. Don't most ranchers get by with a grass strip? Definitely located far from civilization!

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Scientologist

TXRVer wrote:

Spotted this on Google Earth when I was looking for a nearby road:

-104.578314, 35.517601

Appears to be a concrete runway about 1 mile long. Don't most ranchers get by with a grass strip? Definitely located far from civilization!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trementina_Base

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I didn't think they meant

I didn't think they meant real chicken? lol

Another one - launch pad at Wallops Island, VA

37.831100, -75.491300

The old pad is just north and east.

That’s no ranch, that’s

That’s no ranch, that’s the runway for the Church of Scientology ‘facility’ at Trementina New Mexico.

Take a look just northeast of runway.

35.524365, -104.572076

Then a little further northeast is the ‘facility’

35.527125, -104.554924

EDIT TO ADD:

OOPS!

My apologies. It looks like I missed this post.

TXRVer wrote:

Spotted this on Google Earth when I was looking for a nearby road:
-104.578314, 35.517601
Appears to be a concrete runway about 1 mile long. Don't most ranchers get by with a grass strip? Definitely located far from civilization!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trementina_Base

To atone for posting before

To atone for posting before reading the entire thread….

Siegfried & Roy’s Swimming Pool

36.120173, -115.177442
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Outline of a Plane in the desert sand

24.950445, 46.741890
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John Travolta’s Driveway

29.278406, -82.117096
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...It's the real thing, it's what you're hoping to find...

-18.529228, -70.250008
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Fighter Jet Parked in Condo Parking Lot
"Oh James, take me to the airpor...umm...wait a minute!"

48.825130, 2.198507
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Hey! Google found my daughters lost stuffed bunny! Thanks Google.

44.244274, 7.769737

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