From scaling Mont Blanc to walking the Great Wall of China, Google Earth prides itself on putting the world at your fingertips. But even Google has some parts of the planet that it doesn’t want you to see. These sites – which conspiracy theorists claim include secret cities and UFO test areas – are often pixelated, or in some instances, wiped out completely. In a recent in-depth feature, news.com.au put together a list of classified regions that have left some users baffled by their disappearance.
The controversial Haarp (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) was located near the Washington-Oregon border. In 2014, The US Air Force shut down the research facility which studies an energetic and active region of the upper atmosphere known as the ionosphere. Conspiracy theorists have long thought that Haarp was a program designed to control the weather, and some have even said it’s a UFO test site. In 2010, Venezuelan leader Huge Chavez said Haarp, or a program like it triggered the Haiti earthquake. The site remains hidden on Google Earth.
Haarp was jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa). CONTINUE