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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
A second "hovering car" has been spotted on Google's satellite imaging service near a suburban carpark on the outskirts Perth.
The image of the mysterious car was identified on Google Earth by the Flyin' Globe website.
The car is parked near some houses and a carpark and appears to be floating, casting a shadow on the ground below.
In January, the first "hovering car" was spotting on Google Earth at Point Walter in the affluent south western Perth suburb of Bicton.
The image of the most recent "hovering car" is of parkland near the shores of Coogee Beach, just off Cockburn Road, near the corner of Powell Road.
Coogee Beach, a popular family beach, is about 20 minutes' drive south of Fremantle.
Google Earth images are mostly taken by satellites - and sometimes by aircraft - within the past three years and there are no "live" images on the site.
Google Earth, launched last year, allows users to zoom across the planet and drill down to a height of about 300 metres. The program also has "tilt" function to give a side or angled view of an area or object.
Cars and boats are clearly visible at this level and in some areas, where even higher definition images are available, people can be seen.
The Google service has spawned a group of devoted followers who scour the satellite images for strange sightings.
You can see the placemarks here:
Hovering Car #1
Hovering Car #2
Last edited by araT; 03-22-2006 at 07:37 AM.