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NASA's Yuma UFO Spotted on Google Maps? (Video)

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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An intrepid YouTuber has unearthed a strange object on Google Maps which looks like a UFO on a landing strip in Yuma, AZ. What is it?

The image below shows what looks like the classic ET mothership from above as seen in the aerial view over the Yuma Proving Ground, an airstrip and government hangar facility near the city in Arizona.

Whatever it is, it doesn't resemble any known aircraft or ground markings. Is there a secret project going on? Why in such a remote location? No matter the purpose, this image is sure to spark the imagination of UFO hunters around the world.

The video has no commentary, just a walk-through of the user zeroing in on the unidentified object at coordinates 32.866436,-114.385992 in Google Maps.




I wanted to share this with all of you as it is quite the 'object'.


The fact it is so hidden and remote is quite interesting and provides quite the mystery surrounding the 'object'.

There are plenty of questions on what this could be but I thought I would bring it here to see if anyone had any extra information on it.

Good find though and will be interesting to hear peoples opinions.

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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While it's not the best picture for id purposes, it looks like something printed/painted on the runway to me.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187

I wanted to share this with all of you as it is quite the 'object'.


The fact it is so hidden and remote is quite interesting and provides quite the mystery surrounding the 'object'.

There are plenty of questions on what this could be but I thought I would bring it here to see if anyone had any extra information on it.

Good find though and will be interesting to hear peoples opinions.

Any thoughts?

Pred...


I do not support any of the claims. This "object" may not be an object but a certain part of the runway being highlighted by a design for what looks like practical purposes: it's right on the middle of the runway. It might be a sign for pilots to realize that they are at the halfway mark to continue on or to abort the flight.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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According to the map it is about 80ft in diameter. It's color is pretty crisp too.
What reason would there be to spend money on painting such an image that wide in the middle of a road/runway?



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Looks like it could be one of these




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187

There are plenty of questions on what this could be but I thought I would bring it here to see if anyone had any extra information on it.


Yup. How about an oblique aerial photograph. Seems to be painted on the tarmac.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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Not. You guys crack me up.

Finally proof of UFOS




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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...um... Lens flare? No really, maybe something of the sort, can't this be the result of a powerful light shooting straight up?



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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No. It's been there since 2003 (at least). Here's the 2011 image.

(click it)

Looks a VOR/DME transmitter. Navigation. (this one isn't that one)


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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Interesting choice of non-occult like symbolism. I'm sure that was the only option they had to go with. Definitely painted on though (or not going by the picture above), I think case closed on this being anything alien. Hard to tell what anything is from such heights.



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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Why must you always have to ruin our imagination?


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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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(edit) ...looked at the photo you linked in post, the overhead. Yeah, looks painted on. Or, I wonder if that is in the process of being installed, and those are the locations laid out and marked?

It does look a lot like a VOR, except for the brightness of the central portion. (But, the concrete ramp to the North, and the Taxiway Delta is abnormally "bright" looking too.....might just have to do with the satellite imaging factors).

And for someone who thought it was a marking on the Runway...it is not located on a Runway....it's on a Taxiway.

If it's a VORTAC it isn't on the Charts:

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But, as an AAF there could be a reason it was installed, just for their own purposes....and not civilian use.

Oh and here is the latest Airport Diagram for comparison to the Google Map image.

Whatever is there (or painted?) when the photo was taken is on Taxiway Echo ('E').


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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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What do you know about TACAN systems? Could that be it?
www.globalair.com...



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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And the OP just lied about "NASA" to make you look, eh?



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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TACAN is military only. A VORTAC is a VOR and TACAN that are co-located. Civilian VOR receivers (on VHF) automatically tune the corresponding TACAN UHF freq....but only the DME portion of the TACAN signal is used.

The military can use TACAN for both distance and azimuth, though. They are tuned on designated "channels" (as opposed to a VOR or VORTAC on VHF). The "channel" corresponds to the appropriate UHF freq for the TACAN station.

And in your link, the NYL TACAN is listed.....about 16 miles SW of the Laguna AAF. This would put it on the field at the Yuma International Airport, a joint-use Civil/Military. IATA airport code is 'YUM'. ICAO is'KNYL'.

Airport identifier - KNYL


Looking at the published Airport Diagram for KNYL, since it's for civilian use, the TACAN location is not marked.

But its Lat/Long are listed:


32-38-48.490N (32.647) 114-36-48.388W (-114.613)


You can use the Lat/Long grid on the Diagram to determine where it is.


Also note that both Runway 3L/21R and 3R/21L have arresting gear, both directions.

Those are the arrows shown near the ends , pointing in both directions, either side. Labelled 'E-28'. That is a code for the military pilots denoting the type of arresting system. *

* FYI, found this....on last page (Pp. 31) of thie PDF are the codes. Published by Boeing, for civilian pilots' awareness.....


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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:33 AM
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Hint-Hint

Did anyone notice there are 24 rectangular boxes?



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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What a surprise. The youtube posted deleted my post explaining that it is a navigational aid.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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