China Building Massive Mysterious Structures In Desert

November 15, 2011

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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.

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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.

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