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Could you please post screenshots of the roll back images as my image upload thing doesn't work and it will put the water claim to bed.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It definitely can't be water. I've been looking real close at this and putting aside the clear mountain of dirt in the Google Earth roll back images for the area, there is a Palm Tree on the far east side of the black covering. It's near the separate mound they have covered and the tree casts a shadow onto the black tarp. It's a very clear and sharp shadow, as satellite images go...and nothing I've ever seen on water before. The whitish areas that do actually look like water in other areas nearby are squared with straight lines that are impossible in nature...so I think the coloring on the tarp is just a fluke...
Thats my take...but I'll certainly look back here tomorrow to see if anyone figured it out.
...oh..several areas around the edges also show the dirt/sand in patches around the outer edges of the tarp... Oh well. Google Earth does make for a lot of fun in hunting odd things.
Can you post a screenshot of the historical image from 2002 from above as well, you can clearly see it is a lump of dirt.
also the furthest part of the blue on your image is still on a slant from the hill which doesnt make any sense, the land would need to be flat for it to stay in that shape.