Is this a crashed UFO? Strange sighting on Google Maps baffles internet sleuths
A strange sighting in the Antarctic snow on Google Maps looks like a crashed UFO - can you use Google Maps to figure out what it is?
Published 15/09/2015 | 12:03
Internet sleuths are convinced that the remains of a crashed UFO can be seen in the snow of the South Pole - via Google Maps.
The co-ordinates of the 'crash site' have been shared widely on social media after a Russian UFO enthusiast shared them online.
If you want to see the intriguing image, type 80°34'08.4"S 30°05’19.3"W into the search bar on Google Maps and set it to the satellite 'Earth' view.
Alien hunter Valentin Degretev said on a Russian social media site the object is a 'classic' shaped UFO.
According to the The Mirror, he said: "In amongst the endless ice desert, it is the most genuine UFO in its most classic shape,"
"It is definitely not a polar station nor a plane as there aren't any airplanes or helicopters this big in the world," said Mr Degterev. He estimated the size of the object as roughly 204-foot across.
However, others are skeptical about the claim that the shape is the remains of a UFO.
It could just be a crack in the ice, or a crevasse. Put in the co-ordinates and see for yourself - is it a crack in the ice, or the remains of a UFO?