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A blurred / blacked out area in Chukotka

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posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by Saribous

I have found a few cut and pasties myself. Has anyone ever seen a place that has been blocked out by EVERY mapping site before?

[edit on 4-12-2009 by sensible thought]

posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 02:41 PM
For some reason I've never had much of an eye for spoting digital modifications...

Other than a few bad one's I've seen, I guess I'm easy to fooled in this regard...

[edit on 12/4/2009 by bobbyt]

posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 08:01 AM
My work mostly overlaps that of sensible thought, but I chose a larger picture and there's an even more obvious sign of editing in the bottom right corner. (though less obvious than the whole 'let's copy and paste a mountain and no one will notice')

evidence of editing

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 09:07 AM
Damn, This really is weird.
What could they be hiding there, mayb the ships from 2012? Lol...

But think like this, for an government like Russia and Usa it would not be to difficult to change parts of an aerial photo like this via hacking the server where its stored.

So unless some guy called Dimitri is going to shoot pictures from an airplane specialy for us, where not going to find out.

But hey this is just my 2 cents.
Very interesting none the less.

posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 06:57 PM
It's beyond weird. Haha. Had to repost since a few people recently have been confused by the fake pictures. I've been researching this topic for quite some time. Trust me. I've gone to EVERY credible site out there you can possibly think of to try to find the real photo of the area. They do not exist. Period. I've gone to the ends of search engines, and followed every email google would pick up. I even went as far as to try and remove the blur and talked to an expert on the matter who was unable to help. The fake photo looks real at first, but you have to look to the east of where the blur was. Strange... a river just ends abruptly? A mountain that looks exactly like the one just barely to the southwest is covering it? Vertical slices? I swear, sometimes I wonder if the people who point at the fake photos are disinformation agents. lol

posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 07:01 PM
Opps.. nevermind :-)

[edit on 11-12-2009 by JohnPhoenix]

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 03:34 PM

I was reading this article and thought of this thread.

[edit on 18-12-2009 by sensible thought]

posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 09:26 AM
Right I did some work on tracking down who provided the original data to places like google of the blurred out area, I then sent them a direct email asking for an explination - Today I received a reply...


Thank you for your TruEarth imagery inquiry. I looked into your question regarding the strange fuzzy spot that you identified in the Google Maps imagery and, yes, I have an explanation. This data looks like it did come from our TruEarth dataset that Google uses as it's global mid-resolution basemap. When examining our source data, sure enough, there is a large data drop out at the same location (see attached). In our source data, it is simply a black wedge which is indicative of a sensor dropout in the original satellite data download. It looks like Google may have patched the black missing data with the fuzzy green patch that you saw.

Thanks again for your inquiry. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Best regards, Greg Baxes

Greg Baxes
TerraMetrics, Inc.
8420 S. Continental Divide Rd., Ste. 110
Littleton, CO 80127-4251 USA

(He had attached the following image to the email - this does show that google added the green/brown blur and that MS used the same data for their images - however is it really a data drop that ALL the mappers have used/duplicated and fuzzed over...or is it blackout for a reason? you decide!)

[edit on 21-12-2009 by freakyclown]

posted on Jan, 24 2010 @ 06:52 PM
Almost all of the links are all dead. When I load them up, I get a black screen with white NO signs on them. You know, the circle with the slash through it. Nothing more. I have to zoom WAYYYY out to see anything and when I do it isnt anything fancy. Any updates?

posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by A-E-I-Owned-You

If you're talking about the flash earth links, try this, but here are the coordinates of the oddity if that doesn't work:
Latitude: 66.269749
Longitude: 179.206203
Make sure to select "source : Microsoft virtual Earth" in the top left corner. And zoom in really close: since it had been 'shopped, it's less visible than a big black rectangle.

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 11:26 AM
Ok I have the answer.

There is a private 1.35km north-south runway being concealed here according to
Also appears to have been modified on Bing Maps displays a duplicate spliced image of an area to the southeast

posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 12:34 PM
I haven't been able to find your site. I tried and but neither address worked.

The blurred/blacked out area is 5 kilometres by 10, so there's got to be more than just that runway.

edit: I couldn't reach either. Am I missing on some inside joke?[edit on 28-1-2010 by Breizhoo]

[edit on 28-1-2010 by Breizhoo]

posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 01:17 PM
3 Cheers for freaky clown for actually taking the time to contact the company. The answer is bogus, but at least you can say you talked to them! I do realize that what with the data transmission, postprocessing and whatnot, that invariably SOME of the world data will be corrupted. It's apparent, I mean look at a lot of canada and the remote regions of the world far north. The colors are brilliant, and in the desert in saudi arabia, google earth makes it look like a different planet, with the distored hues and lower resolution spots. The fact is, yes there are areas in this world where that email would work (especially over the ocean) but that is the sorriest excuse I've ever heard from a company. I'd be more inclined to believe them if it was just THEIR satellite that blured the photos, but it's all of them. In fact the ruski's sats don't even let you look at the eastern half of their country at all.
I've heard the airbase pitch too. A while back using the mcfly pic I thought I saw a missle test range, but now that I'm a year wiser I know that I can't trust anything I see in a Chukotka photograph.
I'm still convinced this is either a modified russian version of the HAARP (which would be their 2nd, since they already have one) or it's some large scale Russia/China mining program. As for the privacy... it was bought and paid for. Seldom on this earth is there a mystery so easy to spot, but so difficult to solve.

posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 01:22 PM
I'm actually going to try the same thing you did, and email the same company, but this time, I'll try asking the right questions and see if that gets us any extra insight.

I will be sure to mention it works on NOTHING so it's not just random chance, and maybe enclose a few photos for em to jog their memories.
The real question is, what is the benefit of hiding whatever it is? It's done nothing but draw attention.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:22 PM
Well, guess we can label this one as unsolvable. Seems like everyone involved in this cover-up was paid enough.

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 09:45 AM
The lastest from Google:

Thank you for your report about imagery for this area. We are collecting these reports and using them to plan updates to satellite imagery.

Report history
Problem ID: F451-CF7B-1EA1-A3B3

Your report: This spot has been blurred for years, and everyone lies about why. This is a problem. Oh, and this isn't just your satellite.... it's EVERYONES.

posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 07:59 PM
reply to post by Ace420

Here is a collection of different satellite images of the "censored" area:

Any news or new ideas on what might be hidden there?

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by mysterylight

I've made a small exploration at the forum of this small city Egvekinot(my native language is russian) so there is a resume of all posts from that forum (

1.People who live there tells that it's far away from the town (it is 70 km away stright line only). To get this place takes about 200km. There are real TAIGA (huge and solid forest area), lots of predator animals (bears, etc.) citizens of Egvekinot won't goes such far for hunting or fishing. It is no reason to do that.
2. There are some people called FORESTMAN(don't know the right analog in english, but those people are forest watchers/keepers/holders/observers) - it is a name of profession. So one of those forestmans of Taimir reservation told about to facts. First, - ZFI (don't know what its about, but it's about Taimir military base or something).
Secong, - about this Egvkinot case. Close translation quote: This place has earth opened wounds of gold right to the pitch. No development or research is there due to affraid or scare to ruin the world economy. Place is classified as topsecret.
3. Some rednecks there planned to visit this area, last post from them was in june 10, 2009.
4. Helicopter(civilian or military, - don't know) pilots won't share their airmaps while request. Just denied with no comments.
5. Some hunters been there, nothing strange were found, - not confirmed.
6. No roads are there. Something that is not obviously a road even for outrunner vehicles only. Could be reached by helicopters only.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 01:29 PM
Welcome everyone!

My name is, nevermind lets say that everybody call me Konrad.I was soldier in Polish army in rocket/anty air units.Everything i state in this post can be easily checked by all web users.

Many peopoles propably see the this article about that mysterious blurred area:

What i can say, the most thing in this article is wrong .
Lets start with Zaliv Kresta airfield.That airfield is about 700m north from village/town Egvekinot,not in blurred area.Even the pictures in that article confirmed the diferent locations of airstrip then blurred area.Position of airfield is showed after type Zaliv Kresta in google maps.

Second thing, what is ,let me be straight ,one of the biggest bull#s that my eyes ever seen on the web, are pictures of anonymouse photographer.This pictures are signed: ICBM launchers and similar.Thats all wrong!
What we see on the pictures is S300P ani air and ani hostile missile system:
Also we see the 76N6 Clam Shell Radar as a part of the system:
This pictures definitely dont show the ICMB complex and with that all article loose sense.This pictures are propably from S-300PT site near Severodvinsk google map/earth coordinates: N E
or site near Bortnevo, north of Moscow: N E

Acording to my old geographical atlas that area is mountainside nearly all, maybe a smal west part is on ground level.That area don't have roads, and most of time because of weather is very hostile environment.Acording to that , in my opinion that dont have nothning with military on large scale,maybe some kind of reasearch project.My shoot is diamonds, gold or private terrain (Chelsea owner as governor of Chukotka maybe?).

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 03:57 AM
Any new updates?

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