Google Earth user spots '400 ft ice ship' in Antarctica, fuels conspiracy theories: 'Nazi base or alien ship?'
Antarctica might be the least-populated continent in the world but there is no dearth of conspiracy theories attached to it, including the presence of a secret Nazi base to an ancient civilization. The mystery around the snow-covered continent came to the fore again recently with a Google Earth user discovering what is believed to be a ‘400 ft ice ship’ lying in an iceberg located about 100 miles from the coast.
The huge ice structure resembling a cruise liner with windows and chimneys was picked up on Google Earth south of New Zealand and its discovery has sparked yet another conspiracy theory of something hidden in the frozen landmass, Daily Mail reported. The mysterious images of the ship were first shared in a video by YouTube user MrMBB333 who calls himself an Earth Watchman.
The human mind’s capacity for pattern recognition and the human mind’s tendency toward conspiracy theories: Google Earth user spots '400ft ice ship' off the coast of Antarctica— Damon Darlin✒️ (@darlin) August 9, 2020
“Over the last 10 years I have become very familiar with our planet, the mechanics of it and how it reacts to many different aspects of space weather and many other things as well,” he said on his website. “I monitor everything from the sea floor to the cosmos and everything in between.”
On Friday, August 7, he showed in one of his videos a portion of Antarctica in which he believed to have unearthed a ship. The video initially showed a large chunk of ice rising above an otherwise white landscape and then when he switched to the 3D view, it suddenly looked like a ship. “You look down on it and it looks like the outline of a ship,” the creator said.
The structures had a purpose, says the user
“This measures 400ft long, whatever that looks like it looks like a ship. An ice ship if you want to call it – a 400ft yacht just sitting there off the coast of Antarctica,” he added.
The user also showed another patch of ice earlier in the video which he claimed to be walls, entryways and even a place to keep vehicles.
According to the user, there is a purpose behind these structures. “Looks like a random iceberg but one part looks like its built with purpose, looks like an entryway, and the symmetrical features look like it has been created,” he says, showing the spots where he says lies an exact 90-degree angle. “It doesn’t look random but as if it had a purpose,” he added.
These findings have understandably added fuel to the speculation about Antarctica. The video has been viewed by more than 46k people and they were left debating over things still unknown in Antarctica. While one said these were left behind by previous explorers, others claimed that it was a secret vehicle that has been hidden under ice to evacuate the rich and elite in case of a global disaster. “They’ve been going down there for 80 years or more so there's no telling what they've found or left behind,” said Roy Rush, one user.
“I was told a couple of years ago that there are ships built underground somewhere on upper east coast (like the ones in the movie 2012) to save the rich and powerful when canary islands get hit with massive earthquake that will take out east coast,” Shannon Marciante, another user, said.
Another user brought up the Nazi secret base theory to say that ship had been left over since the time of the Second World War. “Antarctica is nazi army base from Hitler days. Plaidiens. Helped him,” user BAims said.