Scaling the Great wall of China, and portraying Mont Blanc, Google Maps has long been our rescue of discovering places. See how to unlock the hidden driving mode in Google maps. But, the dark side of the story is here. There are places on this Earth that Google doesn't want you to see. Conspiracy theorists claim that these might contain UFO testing sites and secret cities, and these are wiped out completely from the map of the world as given by the Seach engine giant.
In a recent in-depth feature, news.com.au revealed a few sites which appeared to be non-existent from Google maps. One of these was the controversial HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) site, which theorists claim was to be used to alter the weather.
This area in Russia, in the Siberian tundra, is unbelievably blurred. No one knows why! Back in 1986, Russians were informed about some closed cities with about a million people living in them. There are numbers attached to the names of these cities- like Arzamas-16, which was home to the nuclear engineers who put a halt to America's nuclear monopoly.
Portlaoise Prison in Ireland's County Laois is shown in unmatched colors on Google maps. It is believed to house the most lethal of prisoners. This change in color might be to save any escape from the facility.
The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago in Denmark. It is made up of 18 volcanic islands. News.com.au alleges that this might as well have something to do with fishing rights.
This oil refinery in Hungary asked Google to remove its building and ground from the map, no one knows why.
Also known as the Snow Saddle, this is a major peak of the Himalyan ranges in Nepal. Its summit is 6,782 metres high. Its black out from Google maps is said to be a glitch in the system itself.
Nuclear weapons were said to stored in this base back in early 1960s during the cold war. Wikileaks in its report has said that Netherlands housed nuclear weapons. There are 22 US nuclear bombs housed here. This place in camouflaged on Google maps.
This dam on the lake Keowee is blurred on Google. "Why would they want to hide a reservoir? Could be the fact that the dam helps run the Oconee Nuclear Station. Whatever the potential risk at bay, someone doesn't want us to see it; simple as that", wrote a conspiracy theorist.
A part of this city on Google is pixelated, which some say is just an oversight on Google's part. With a population of 180,000 people, we wonder why this is hidden from view. Some also believe that it is the headquarter of the government's missile defense program, and therefore is hidden for security reasons.