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grav8e
07-19-2006, 07:20 PM
"Those among you who like your skies darkened by black helicopters are invited to mosey on down to the remote Chinese village of Huangyangtan which hosts what must be the strangest military installation ever <a href=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/19/huangyangtan_mystery>spotted</a> by the Google Earth Community..."

Gandolf
07-19-2006, 08:27 PM
I must be missing something. I do not see any helicopters.

jericho.one
07-19-2006, 09:18 PM
the "black helicopters" were probably meant as a metaphor for conspiracy theories.

indeed this is very strange. looks like a 30 mile section, but it's not more than half a mile. It's definitely a pretty expensive sandbox for military strategy games. But I wonder how they would work with it... did they shrink their soldiers? ;-)

Excellent finding!!!

Dom88
07-25-2006, 04:41 PM
See it:

SVTFan
07-31-2006, 10:55 PM
That is AWESOME!!!!

Appletom
08-01-2006, 01:51 PM
Nice file Dom88.

Dom88
08-01-2006, 06:39 PM
Appletom from Texas..

If you like my file download this file with overlay

deager
08-02-2006, 09:52 AM
Even curiouser, did anyone note what appears to be a golf course next door ? (albeit a very bleak one)

bartolomeo_ita
08-03-2006, 09:29 AM
Appletom from Texas..

If you like my file download this file with overlay

what this file means? ...

Dom88
08-03-2006, 11:58 AM
The file mean:

Aksai chin region and the Huangyangtan site (Overlay).

deager
08-03-2006, 06:56 PM
Maybe my theory that the numbers 1~18 don't mean a golf course after all (even though the scale is about right)
I just found this story about 18 new archaeological (http://www.investchina.com.cn/english/2003/Feb/55023.htm) sites in that vicinity. (Though I don't know if it correlates to 18 sites in the one area.)

It would be interesting to know why the numbers 1~18 (in western script) are etched in the ground there.

Anyone else have a better theory ?

Dom88
08-04-2006, 09:59 PM
Hello.

I've found similar huge numbers near the border between China and Kyrgyzstan.
2 numbers 1
2 numbers 2
and
3 numbers 3.

Near home on the ground.

BYE

s2rt
08-07-2006, 11:20 PM
Godzilla set, I'm sure.

bell
08-14-2006, 11:42 AM
Seems to an area of military interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aksai_Chin

shrinkingman
08-19-2006, 01:25 PM
A bit more info about it here

http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/the-riddle-of-chinas-area-51/2006/08/14/1155407679963.html

Y.Levon
08-28-2006, 06:29 PM
Hello.

I've found similar huge numbers near the border between China and Kyrgyzstan.
2 numbers 1
2 numbers 2
and
3 numbers 3.

Near home on the ground.

BYE

It's very"communistic". when Armenia was a communistic country on the mountains along the main roads there were huge sentences, written with white stones. They meant stuff like "we are glorious", "Lenin is the best, comunism is even better", "Comunism is the only way to happyness and peace" etc. Considering that China is still comunistic, and "Stans" are not completly capitalistic I belive that words ar kind of political ads. :) Yet have no Idea about numbers.

deager
09-10-2006, 12:35 AM
I think it is now fairly well established that the numbers are probably part of a tank training facility.
It may be a coincidence that this one has 18 'holes' (or maybe they play a version of 'ballistic golf' as part of their training :) )