A Google Earth conspiracy theorist has claimed to have spotted an “air vent that goes underground” in Antarctica.
The truth-seeker, known as “Mr MBB333” on YouTube, said he received the set of coordinates from a fan and was amazed to discover what he believed was a “thermal vent”.
Based on his measurement using the tools on Google Earth, the area is roughly over 150 feet wide with two distinctive features – a pitch-black “opening” and a metal-like “shield”.
The so-called Earth watchman explains why he thinks the area is not a frozen pond or lake, saying: “That looks like some sort of vent, a thermal vent that goes underground. You can tell that the snow is darker than any other snow in the surrounding area.
“That would imply to me that there is heat transfer going on.”
He then enhances the image, suggesting the top section is some metal or metal alloy man-made structure “over an opening that goes underground”.
To convince the viewers that it is something out-of-place, he points out that there is no volcano nearby that would imply any volcanic activity.
“It is just there all by itself,” he adds.
Viewers were fascinated by the size of the “iron dome” and its location in Antarctica.
One bizarrely suggested: “That dark snow around that opening is from UFO exhaust fumes.”
Another wrote: “That dome doesn’t look natural at all, looks like it has a rim as well.”
A third pointed out that the area had been mentioned by US conspiracy theorist investigative journalist Linda Moulton Howe.
Mrs Howe, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was contacted by a former naval officer named Brian, who was told that the area was a no-fly zone because of an air sampling camp in that area, reported Daily Express.
But in the email he wrote to Mrs Howe, he mentioned that a group of scientists had gone missing for a week and his flight crew had to pick them up from the location.
While most opinions associated the site to an alien base, some are more convinced that it is a natural formation.
A viewer commented: “Iron is a presumption. I could guess it’s smooth lava.”
A second added: “It kind of looks like a lake, a really strange one. I guess it can also be a dome intentionally made to look like a lake.”
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