A Man Scouring Google Earth Spotted A Mysterious Plane Seemingly Hidden Under The Sea Off Scotland

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Robert Morton, 55, was at home in the English town of Doncaster whiling away the time by browsing Google Earth. For many of us, this pastime is a relaxing way to soak up some downtime in our lives. But Morton’s relaxed surfing was suddenly brought to a juddering halt. He’d spotted something on his screen that really shouldn’t have been there.

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Google Earth works by taking satellite and aerial photographs and stitching them together to give a highly accurate 3-D picture of our planet from above. You can get a similar effect on Google Maps if you turn on the “Satellite” setting, although that doesn’t offer the advanced features of Google Earth.

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And people with time on their hands can gaze upon some extraordinary sights thanks to Google Earth. Take the Davis-Monthan Boneyard for example. It’s a kind of cemetery – but for planes, not humans. It’s located in Arizona and it’s a huge storage facility for surplus military and government planes.

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