Missing Pieces of the Earth According to Google
Before we get any further and you’d like to know some basics about this program, reading Cool Ways to Use Google Earth will set you straight. There are plenty of reasons that governments and nations would have blacked out areas but be forewarned if you find one yourself because sometimes it ends up merely being the result of a software/satellite glitch and nothing more. Then again, alien spacecrafts might be causing the glitchy interferences too. There are even rumors that the Sultan of Brunei buys up squares of miles on Google Earth to preclude people from viewing his sprawling residences scattered about the world.
So blacked out patches that aren’t just a mistake or glitch are places that are obscured for security reasons or cutting edge, top secret scientific experiments/research/development are taking place there. For instance, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is most likely what's blacked out in Alaska (the image to the right) because it's an experimental weather station doing all kinds of secret squirrely stuff and it's protected by the U.S. Department of Defense.
You can still learn a great deal about what's not classified about it at http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/toc.html. Learn what you want about ionosphere research there; it's some really interesting stuff. The scientists there are trying to make sense out of how the ether operates in terms of physics and bouncing communication signals around up there. Again, I am not absolutely sure that’s what is blacked out there but a great deal of speculation points to that being the case.
Here's one in Oregon that is believed to be either some sort of government communication building or something to do with energy production. There was a forum in which a great deal of speculation was bandied about and a few people talked about engaging in covert operations to find out what exactly was on this patch of land that was clearly marked and fenced off as private property.
The infamous Area 51 in the U.S. has long been rumored to be home to a downed alien space craft. However the fact that the latest, most cutting edge aircraft designed by the military are tested there is the reason it might be blacked out, but it’s not (people claim what you see is older, outdated images but either way it’s what is in the hangars that you will never see). Military bases that could be the target of attack can warrant being blacked out in some sort of agreement with Google, the nation unto itself. But as you will learn in the next article, areas are purposefully made blurry in far more cases than being blatantly blacked out. Read on to uncover far more fascinating facts and conspiracy fodder.