reply to post by Flyingclaydisk
Ahhhh yes, the coveted big foot/yeti/Sasquatch sanctuary. The government has secretly been rounding them up around the world and relocating them deep
in the Russian Wilderness where every man woman and child is too drunk to care about a hairy man in the woods. There is a valley, with low lying land
and what looks to be a river/lake system running through it. Plenty of food, fresh water.
All jokes aside, from your topographical map it appears to be exactly this. There are a few larger mountains around the outside of the area, with low
lying area in between. There are a few low peaks in the area, I think 350 meters-ish, from your topographical map( sorry I closed it when I opened
this reply). So for the most part it's a mountain valley. There appears to be a river running through the area that possibly widens out to a
formidable size. It's really hard to say, because the only image that isn't a black box or black smudge is really blurry. It could even be a road.
Now, I'm not an expert, but your mention of a silver/mineral mine some what near by could lead us to believe this area is a mineral rich area they
don't want the public knowing about. Maybe Diamonds, maybe even Uranium which would be a resource many would want to protect. I know in it's raw
form it's not much of a concern, but if you can get the materials it could be made in to a somewhat concerning product. I don't know if Uranium
mines are public knowledge. I do know we have them in the US, Canada, all over the world really.
If it's not some kind of mine, it's possible it's a soviet version of a NORAD type facility. It would make sense they would want to keep it unknown
even to their own public for the same reasons the US tries to keep theirs secure. They don't need curious civilians hanging around, or if there is a
catastrophe a swarm of panicked civilians coming for cover. NORAD isn't secret, it's whereabouts are even known by some civilians, but it is a
facility you can be shot for trespassing on, in or around.
It could be part of Stalin's secret railway from WW2. I remember learning about this in school, and this railroad took routes into the weirdest
uninhabited parts of Russia, to bases, training facilities, factories, warehouses, that were abandoned after the war, or adopted during the cold war
for the same or updated purposes. It's really hard to say with Russia, there are people in Russia who have no idea what or where things are. The
Communist tight lip policy was pretty damn amazing given the conditions we were lead to believe they lived.
It's hard to say why it would be intentionally blacked out like that. It could be as simple as they don't have data for that specific area, or there
literally was nothing there so they just never filled that gap in. They could have missed it and the programs default is an empty black spot where a
photo would have been stitched in.
The image where it is a big brown smudge makes me wonder the most, I've found all sorts of ultra low rez images in areas of Canada, and that's
simply because no one cares to look there. It's 1000s of kms of forest or mountain range, Why use up valuable space on a server or hard drive filling
them in to look at dirt and trees.
It may just be me, but it doesn't make my gears kick into motion with uncontrollable saliva drooling fury. How ever, I have never been that in to "
secret places" of the modern world. More often than not the times I have gotten excited I disappoint myself looking for something amazing to find out
it's a military installation.(I don't subscribe to super military tech. It's ahead of civilian tech, but it's not a flying car or Teleport.)
I'd be absolutely curious to hear what you come up with if you do OP, I'm just not as driven to search myself.