Monday, 7 January, 2008
Chinese black helicopters circle Google Earth
Here's a comparison of the Chinese model and the Google Earth image of the region in question........
It's clear that a huge amount of time and resources has been invested in this perplexing scale model, which incidentally represents an area of around 450 by 350 kilometers. The big question is: why?
The only sensible explanation we can come up with is that it's a training aid for pilots - possibly helicopter jockeys - designed to familiarise them with the landscape should military action ever be required.No doubt you lot can come up with some better suggestions, but while you ponder this mystery keep one eye open for the black helicopters of Huangyangtan.
Those among you who like your skies darkened by black helicopters are invited to mosey on down to the remote Chinese village of Huangyangtan which hosts what must be the strangest military installation ever spotted by the Google Earth Community:
Zooming in for a closer look, we have what appears to be a 900x700m scale model of a mountainous landscape.....complete with lakes, valleys and snow-capped peaks: