Google Maps sleuths find 'secret Russian explosives facility' once censored in satellite snaps

NETIZENS have discovered what appears to be a secretive Russian facility hidden deep in an unnamed forest on Google Maps.

Satellite images of the site provided by the digital map service show a hexagonal complex filled with what appear to be dozens of warehouses.


The curious discovery in dense woodland 100 miles southeast of Moscow was apparently once censored on Google Maps.

The search giant's tool typically blurs out military compounds and other sensitive locations – though the forest find's precise purpose is unknown.

It was highlighted last year by UrbexUnderground, a site dedicated to the exploration of mysterious manmade structures.

"Deep in an unnamed forest right in the heart of Russia is a series of strange buildings that used to be obscured," the site wrote in a February 2020 post.

"On the ground you may never notice these warehouses, but from the air their spacing creates an eye catching pattern."

Satellite imagery shows that the isolated facility sits at the end of a single stretch of road almost a mile long.

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At the top of the road a scattering of buildings can be seen as well as what looks like a guard shack or checkpoint.

The entire property appears to be surrounded by high fencing.

According to UrbexUnderground, the strange spot could be a site where the Russian military stores explosives or other dangerous weaponry.

"My guess, it’s a military storage facility for something that’s highly explosive," the site wrote.

"The warehouses are likely spaced out to avoid causing a chain reaction and levelling the whole forest if something went wrong."

In other news, little-known photographs of the 9/11 terror attacks are available to view on Google Earth.

Apple announced last month that it's working on a new documentary about 9/11 featuring never-before-seen footage.

And, Facebook has launched new "prayer tools" which offer US megachurches the chance to raise funds and listen to prayer requests.

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