Not only is Google one of the biggest sources for information on the internet, but it is also a source used for uncovering secrets. This is exactly what happened as a former CIA agent was browsing through images on Google Earth.
Late in December 2012, former CIA analyst Allen Thomson was browsing through space news websites when he came across a story that sparked his interest. The news story demonstrated an orbital tracking site, which was built in southwestern China near a small city called Kashgar.
Upon reading this information, curiosity overcame him and he went over to Google Earth website. As he typed in the locations for China, he began to browse over the country in search of anything unusual. After a while, he spotted something unusual in the desert.
This discovery has Mr. Thomson, who served in the CIA from 1972 to 1985, baffled as to what exactly the structures are. Thomson stated ,"I haven't the faintest clue what it might be. But it's extensive, the structure are pretty big and funny-looking, and it went up in what I'd call an incredible hurry."
According to the UK Daily Mail, this is not Mr. Thomson's first discovery. In 2011, he discovered a giant jigsaw grid in China which appeared to be a satellite calibrator grid. Similarly, patterns were discovered in the Gobi desert in China during 2011, which still have no explanation.
Although the structures appear to be man-made, some believe the sightings throughout the deserts in China are codes designed to be read by UFOs.