China Building Massive Mysterious Structures In Desert

November 15, 2011


People scouring China's deserts on Google Maps hoping to find God knows what have uncovered numerous unusual structures (others after the jump), including this series of....well, whatever the hell this is. The world's shittiest corn maze?

The tracks are perfectly executed, and they seem to be designed to be seen from orbit.

Perhaps it's some kind of targeting or calibrating grid for Chinese spy satellites? Maybe it's a QR code for aliens? Nobody really knows.

Nobody's talking, but several of the designs clearly have military implications (see: blown up planes). You know what? I say it's high time we get to the bottom of this -- give me five minutes, I'll make some calls.

"Well?" They didn't know anything. "You ordered Chinese delivery didn't you?" Maybe. "Come on, GW!" What? I'm hoping for clues in my fortune cookie!

Hit the jump for a bunch more of all the different structures, but be sure to check out Gizmodo's coverage for links to each location and further details.








Why Is China Building These Gigantic Structures In the Middle of the Desert? [gizmodo]

Thanks to Metallisteve, Elena, Crys and Emilio, who don't make anything in the desert but sand castles.

  • OGUgly

    Crazy. In the last picture you can see two Water Cooling Towers for some kind of Nuclear reactor.

  • Why has nobody tried street view yet?


  • It must be the ANICENT ALIENS lol....

  • 38.228017,103.957293 check out that coordinate and look at the little house looking things in the middle of fucking nowhere China

  • 38.088905,94.126997
    Might be another one

  • stevemartintexas

    Looks like it could be a lithium drying field, where they flood the area and let the water evaporate leaving the lithium compound behind. Or a landing site for a time machine, whichever sounds cooler!

  • mefu

    I've found one more, they're building wind power plant here:

  • The top pictures are a series of military strategic roads used for missile trucks. The randomness of the roads are used to move Chinese missile trucks in a un-targetable random pattern so that an enemy nation cannot lock on to any one particular missile site. Drivers are contracted to drive these random roads back and forth 24/7, some trucks carrying an empty decoy load,  and most without knowledge of what the cargo is.

  • I'm sure about 10-20 cruise missiles could take care of the "un-targetable random pattern" you so speak of...

  • sparrowinghands

    people complain to much, i know people are scared of change and all, but i dont understand all the hate for the new style, i like it myself and have no problem with it whatsoever. now on to the post, maybe they are just a distraction for something else even more sinister

  • Alejandro Mantecón Guillén

    I agree, I actually prefer the new style.

  • Sean Patrick Stevens

    its easy to get first now that no one is posting because of the shitty new style of geekologie. GW bad business move buddy

  • Agreed.

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