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Hi, new guy here with some screenshots of something weird I found on google maps!

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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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I'm pretty sure this is an old military camp:
www.moonofalabama.org...
Notice the similarities with the photo above. It could be an old AA, or arty emplacement.
Here is an old thread with some more images:
www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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Maybe these are deception complexes used in the gulf war


Aerial views of deception complex simulating corps, divisional and brigade headquarters; overview. XVIII Airborne Corps deception effort to cover redeployment of corps to west in Phase II of Operation DESERT STORM, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia





posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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Looks like leftovers from Operation Desert Storm...



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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Zarniwoop
Maybe these are deception complexes used in the gulf war


Aerial views of deception complex simulating corps, divisional and brigade headquarters; overview. XVIII Airborne Corps deception effort to cover redeployment of corps to west in Phase II of Operation DESERT STORM, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia







That could be it!



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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whitewave
Middle East version of crop circles? I can't imagine these images would stay long in a wind-swept sandy environment.
Oh, and welcome to the site.


Picture #5 is definitely what looks like the remains of a village or town fortified with a wall. The whole complex would have been built on top of bedrock, and all those lines are where wooden or stone walls were placed.

Perhaps the three sides shapes are where animals were kept.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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I suspect many of these sites are military in origin but dating from different conflicts the 1991 gulf war WW2 or WW1 if not even older.

Different areas of desert weather differently remember the pictures of the WW2 fighter found in the Sahara desert last year? you can find ancient spear points in the desert on the surface in deserts.

Think about the Nazca lines in Peru which have lasted around 1500 years not all deserts create dunes etc some are very static.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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Seems 101st Airborne was based there in Desert Storm according to above.

Google map to see location to compare with above map.

goo.gl...

Seems this photo says it was a Decoy?

Aerial views of deception complex simulating corps, divisional and brigade headquarters; overview. XVIII Airborne Corps deception effort to cover redeployment of corps to west in Phase II of Operation DESERT STORM, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, north of Trans-Arabian Pipeline ("Tapline") Road and east of King Khalid Military City. 22 January 1991, XVIII Airborne Corps History Office photograph by PFC John F. Freund, DS-F-131-10.

Decoy 101st Airborne Division command post, DESERT STORM
www.history.army.mil...

www.history.army.mil...


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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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JBA2848
upload.wikimedia.org...

Seems 101st Airborne was based there in Desert Storm according to above.

Google map to see location to compare with above map.

goo.gl...

Seems this photo says it was a Decoy?

Aerial views of deception complex simulating corps, divisional and brigade headquarters; overview. XVIII Airborne Corps deception effort to cover redeployment of corps to west in Phase II of Operation DESERT STORM, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, north of Trans-Arabian Pipeline ("Tapline") Road and east of King Khalid Military City. 22 January 1991, XVIII Airborne Corps History Office photograph by PFC John F. Freund, DS-F-131-10.

Decoy 101st Airborne Division command post, DESERT STORM
www.history.army.mil...

www.history.army.mil...


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Good work!



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Looks like they're all over the region. I don't think they are anything that hasn't been found or are unknown of. Saudi Arabia is pretty aware of what they have in their territory. And they don't look ancient, the structures look more or less like they were made with tractors or something that can push dirt or sand.

If you want something interesting to look into that is in Saudi Arabia, look up Mt. Jebel Al Lawz. You'll wonder why Saudi Arabia is hiding everything they know about this mountain.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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Look at that, your thread is now the number one thread on the main page. Nice work noob!



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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They appear to be ancient markings of some sort.
Has anyone found out for sure what they are yet ?
I've heard Saudi Arabia has graveyards in the desert
with many giants buried there.

Oh ya and welcome to ATS.
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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 03:48 PM
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Looking at the picture where you can see the entire layout, I was reminded of a similar jumbled layout of foxholes and defensive positions located in the Ardennes, left over from the Ardennes Offensive at the end of WWII. Fighting positions established to counter an assault from all directions, since you don't know where the enemy is coming from.

Anyway, that is the first thing I thought of. And if you look at some of the pictures, it appears that these are manmade structures, and not natural formations of any kind. Also, since the region has a large military presence, my guess would be that these are fighting positions of some kind. Whether they were for training, or actual combat I do not know though.

If that is not the right answer, then maybe they are the remains of something ancient. I am not sure if that could be correct, but I cannot really think of anything else that is feasible. If there were some other structures around, something that would hint at what could possibly have gone on there, such as a factory or something, the answer would be easier. But I will have to go with my initial reaction and say these are military related.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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They appear to be completely natural and normal rock formations, just like all the rock formations on mars,nothing out of the ordinary


[sarcasm off]


I remember seeing a thread here on ATS with very similar looking things,in egypt I think it was, and they turned out to be an old world war 2 bombing range.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 07:10 PM
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You guys are silly.

They're off-road car rally courses for female drivers.

oh wait.

But seriously, looks like old encampments. Interesting stuff!



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Can we get a street view on these?



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 07:43 PM
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My suspect is that they are excavation sites.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:28 PM
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I see someone again posted that these are ancient sites. My post from the first page is pretty conclusive. These features can be seen all over the place, and match exactly the pattern left behind by modern heavy machinery.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


I can be pretty sure that these aren't ancient, because some features are cut around the vehicle tracks [which are obviously modern] such as this one - 29.495582,43.905991. This feature is a particularly good example - 29.494226,43.902295 - because it shows the tell tale signs of heavy machinery. Something was in there digging a hole. Check out the city of rahfa. 29.599212,43.559857 Here you can see the same patterns as the 'mystery' site. Just marks from heavy machinery. Here is another similar site nearby, mere feet from the highway. 29.47972,43.789835. Same distinct patterns. If you follow along the highway south of the site, you'll see countless examples of this sort of excavation.


These are definitely modern. A lot of active settlements in the area mimic the chaotic layout seen at this site. I think it's just expansion in progress, or abandoned building sites.
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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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If I was just going to throw a guess out, I'd say some of them have to do with oil wells/exploration. If you check out google maps near midland/odessa tx, you will see some pretty goofy looking markings on the ground.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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they are definitely not ancient... it has the look of surface stripping or the technique used looking for oil.

the area lies between Rafha and Hafar Al-Batin and there are plenty of fences erected around some of the squared off slightly raised looking areas... the dark splotches appear to be vegetation.

try the birds eye views here, select the Geohack coordinates to the right on this wiki page.
en.wikipedia.org...



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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 09:07 PM
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That last photo is a football pitch soccer if you are American.



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