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Google Earth - Censorship Of The Island Of Yap?

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:17 AM
Just stuffing around on google & came across the island of Yap in the western pacific between New Guinea & Japan.

In the northern section there is a strangely blobbed out area of green when the rest of the area island is under reasonable magnification/focus when view as closely as an altitude of 300 metres. Anyone know of anything that might want to be censored, any military bases etc?.still there.

Yap is also of the very cusp of the Mariana Trench, so anything to do with that maybe.

Germany until WW1
Japan WW1 - WW2
America WW2 - 1986?

Google Earth Coordinates
9°38'24.63"N 138° 9'59.76"E

Yap Island

Yap Island area of interest.


Yap, also known as Wa'ab by locals,[1] is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It is a state of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Yap was a major German naval communications center before the First World War. It was occupied by Japanese troops in September, 1914, and passed to the Japanese Empire under the Versailles Treaty in 1919 as a mandated territory under League of Nations supervision. US commercial rights on the island were secured by a special US-Japanese treaty to that effect, concluded on February 11, 1922.[7]

In World War II, Japanese-held Yap was one of the islands bypassed in the U.S. "island-hopping" strategy, although it was regularly bombed by U.S. ships and aircraft, and Yap-based Japanese bombers did some damage in return.

At the end of World War II, Yap was occupied by the U.S. military victors. The U.S. held it and the rest of the Caroline Islands as a trusteeship under a United Nations mandate (the "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands") until 1986. In that year, Yap, Truk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae formed the independent nation of the Federated States of Micronesia. Under a Compact of Free Association with the United States, Micronesian citizens and goods are allowed entry into the U.S. with few restrictions.

American Peace Corps Volunteers and US-based non profit organizations, including Habele, have an ongoing presence on both Yap Proper and its Outer Islands, aimed at reducing educational disparities and inequalities in access to effective classroom instruction.

edit on 20-5-2011 by acrux because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:22 AM
Theres loads of places like that on goodle earth.....its probably where its a satellite pic rather than one taken by a plane.

The more detailed pics are from planes/helicopters etc....

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:27 AM
Dog, you found out where Osama is really at...laying back with several girls, a Pina Colada, and reading a newspaper about where he was killed by US Navy Seals....Good Find....I was wondering where George Bush has sent him...

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by Caji316
Well he's in a pretty secluded spot now. Certainly a long way from the nearest major area.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:35 AM
Google earth images are spliced together using satellite imaging and imaging from airplanes. Not all areas are covered in the same pass and unimportant areas usually are the last to get a high res image.

nothing really important or scary to see here. Now, if that area instead of being a low res section, was blacked out, you'd be onto something.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:52 AM
Here you go 16666666667%20Yap&ss=yp.Federated%20States%20of%20Micronesia9.53333333333333%20138.116666666667&form=LMLTCC

Move along nothing to see here

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by remymartin
Spoil sport. I had the starting of a possible conspiracy.

Seriosly thanks for clearing that up, Cheers

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by acrux

Ah Yap.... one of the main islands of the fEderated States of Micronesia.... The country is made up of like 1300 islands if I remeber right.

Nice place.

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