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Originally posted by mattifikation
Why is it on Google Earth for all the world to see?
At some point in time, most military projects have to be tested out in the open. This implies the possibility, however remote, of disclosure. The US military has complete control of the Groom mountains and so can prevent unauthorized public ground observations. This is not the case with satellite imaging and so they have to take their chances of being observed and schedule tests during minimum overhead satellite activity. Should an observation accidently take place, their best bet would be to not draw unnecessary attention to the test and if disclosure should occur, then to simply rely on the publics apathy and disbelief to let it slip back into obscurity. You only have to read the responses I've been getting to the evidence I'm presenting ... "it's a rock" ... "you're mental", etc. It's almost as if there's an inbuilt disbelief mechanism preventing people from seeing.
Also bear in mind that contrary to public opinion, images on Google Earth are not controlled by the US military as what would be the point when nations such as Russia, China, UK, France, etc have satellite imagery as well ... are you saying that the US military also exercises control over the images produced by these nations ?
Based on what evidence? In what way is it "apparently fully autonomous?"
The device has been imaged high up in the southern Groom mountains and examination of the surrounding area indicated no roads, tracks, paths, etc. So for the device to get to that extremely isolated location, it would have to have been airlifted in or alternatively, have made it there under it's own power. Close examination of the image seems to indicate that there is some kind of mechanism under the main body that allows movement and implies that the device is maneouvarable.
Combine this with the fact that there also apparently seems to be no indication of support personnel in the immediate vicinity implies that the device is exhibiting potential autonomy and because of the ruggedness of the location, may also be coupled with a degree of AI for navigation, decision making, etc
It looks more like a rock. Or a bunch of rocks.
So according to you it's a big cylindrical yellow rock on top of a flat, wedge shaped green rock ? How you see a rock is completely beyond me !
Project implies that there are people working on it. Secret military projects don't just wander around aimlessly in the desert during field tests. If this were a robot being tested, there would be ground and air vehicles following it for observation.
Unless it was autonomous and AI capable and that these very qualities were under test. Simple scenario: see how it copes with rugged terrain in getting from point A to point B on it's own.
5. Appears to be constructed of very advanced technologically
It appears to be constructed of rocks. But let's say you're right, and it's a robot. How do you know it's "very advanced?" Anyone who knows how to build a remote control and can screw a few electric motors together can build a robot. From a few Google Earth pictures, you claim to be capable of discerning the level of technology being used in the robot?
Examine the images very CAREFULLY !
6. It was located using GE and was found high up in the Southern Groom mountains of Nevada.
As opposed to down in the valleys where nobody can see it. What an odd choice for the R&D crew to make.
Why odd ? Surely a device such as this would be tested in all possible working environments.
7. It's design is also unlike anything that I'm currently aware of in the public domain which is why I believe it to be a military project.
You aren't aware of rocks?
Such a ridiculous statement.
[edit on 13-6-2009 by mattifikation]