Finding Secret Military Bases: Yucca Lake
Google Earth is the single most powerful tool available for the armchair sleuth to find and learn about secret military bases. With it you’ll learn more than CNN or the New York Times can ever tell you.
Today’s proof will use only a Fox News story. From it we will go beyond the sound bites to:
- Locate the secret military base
- Find revealing images of it not published anywhere
- Learn its history
- Discover other nearby secret military bases
Here is the Fox News story:
“Are These Satellite Images Exposing America’s Secrets?“
-John Brandon, Fox News, 12/10/2011
Btw, John… the answer to your question is YES!
If you don’t already have it then download Google Earth, install it and learn how to use it. Its worth it!
Find the Secret Yucca Lake Military Base
Its duck soup easy. The Fox story has a satellite image and says Yucca Lake, Nevada. That is all you need.
Just fire up GE and type “Yucca Lake, NV” into the search box. It’ll whisk you right to it.
You will see a dry white lake bed. Just outside the lake on the southeast side – plain as the nose on your face – you will see a landing strip and buildings that look just like what’s in the Fox satellite image.
Now you are ready to zoom in and learn more than Fox News, CNN, the New York Times or any other major news organization knows!
The Power of Google Earth!
The incredible power of Google Earth comes from its overlapping history of satellite images of secret military bases.
This particular secret base – an unmanned predator testing site – currently has a rich history of 12 satellite images ranging over time from 8/18/1998 through 7/17/2011.
Other secret bases have more or fewer images than this. Each base is unique.
In the image above you can see a scrollable timeline display from 1998 to 2011. It has little markers indicating the dates of the satellite images in GE’s history.
Above the timeline you see a tiny clock icon that is highlighted. That is what you click to access Google Earth’s history of images for whatever you are looking at on the screen. The closer you zoom in, the more localized that history becomes.
You can click the little arrows to go backward and forward through GE’s history of images.
That is how you learn more than the big boys know!
Discovery #1 – The MQ-1 Predator!
The indicator above shows what Flightglobal “imaging analysts” say is a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator or a MQ-9 Reaper UAV being towed on the parking ramp. Flightglobal is an aerospace and aviation media service.
It is visible on a GE image captured on 3/14/2011. It is the 3rd most recent GE image of the Yucca Lake testing facility. In the real GE you can zoom way in to see the predator close-up.
Discovery #2 – A Pilatus PC-12NG and a Beechcraft King Air
Though they do not publish this picture anywhere, Flightglobal identifies the two private aircraft on the tarmac as a Pilatus PC-12 and a Beechcraft King Air.
Flightglobal says it means military contractor Lockheed-Martin out of Palmdale, CA probably uses this testing facility for their secret military projects.
If it is true then this image further proves that Lockeed-Martin was deeply involved in early development of the testing site since major structures were still under construction at that time.
History of the Yucca Lake Test Facility
In 1998 a building structure and the circular fence existed on the site, but there was no airfield.
Little changed at the site up through 2/2/2005 when a dirt runway appeared.
But in 2005 construction at the site accelerated greatly. By October 1st a completely paved mile long runway, taxiway and tarmac were completed.
More land was cleared and construction materials were scattered all over the place.
By October 17, 2009 construction at the site was completed. The Lockheed-Martin aircraft visited the site during the height of construction.
Other nearby Secret Bases
The Yucca Lake Airfield is in the company of some heady secret military bases. Beginning barely 4 miles north of the runway the ground is littered with the craters of about 100 nuclear bombs tested during the Cold War.
Only 24 miles northeast of Yucca is the most celebrated secret military base of them all – Area 51 at Groom Lake!
There is a very tantalizing something nearby of unknown purpose…
Whatever it is, this facility is 3 miles southwest of the Yucca Lake Airfield. It was built at the same time as the airfield and is at the end of a road leading directly from the airfield.
Be sure to click the above image to see the full sized close-up of it!
Anyone have any idea what it is?? Guidance? Communications?
Yes, Mr. John Brandon of Fox News, YOU are revealing America’s military secrets with your story.
Everything here came from your Fox News story! We know more now about the secret Yucca Lake unmanned predator airfield than all you big time news organizations combined.
Heck, nobody even knows if the airfield has an official name. That’s just what Flightglobal calls it. The Pentagon isn’t saying.
But this much we know for certain…
An armchair sleuth with a Net connected laptop can find any secret military base in the world with only a satellite image and a hint of what is nearby… and Google Earth!