Exploring an unknown part of the world has become quite easier with Google Maps. No matter which corner of the world you are planning to explore, you can now navigate to those places at your fingertips by just looking at Google Maps. But, would you believe it if someone told you that some places on Earth are not visible even on Google Maps? Yes, you read that correctly. Due to some reasons, some of these places located in different countries are either blurred or pixelated.
If you are intrigued to know more, let us delve into the details and find eight secret places on Earth that even Google Maps can’t locate.
Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant, France: The world’s ninth largest nuclear power station, Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant is located in Grand Est, close to the city of Luxembourg. If you search the place and try to find it on Google Maps, the entire area is pixelated so that the reactor cannot be seen on Google Maps. Kos International Airport, Greece: Located on Greece’s Kos Island, the Kos International Airport is popular with tourists. When viewed on Google Maps, it is barely visible. Reports suggest that during the summers, the island becomes a bustling festival area that serves charter airlines and brings tourists from different countries.
Amchitka Island, Alaska: More than half of the Amchitka Island is invisible on Google Maps. According to some reports, this Island was selected by the US Atomic Energy Commission for underground nuclear testing in the late 1950s. Reportedly, three underground nuclear tests have been conducted there.
Jeanette Island, Russia: Search for Jeannette Island, Russia and, you will not find any such place. Located in the East Siberian Sea, the area is a Russian military base and is one of the most important places in Russia.
Marcoule Nuclear Site, France: The entire area of the Marcoule nuclear site in France is also pixelated on Google Maps. Reportedly, it has been done at the request of the French Government and is one of the top nuclear research centres in France. Minami Torishima Airport, Japan: Located on the island of Minami Torishima in Japan, this one-runway airport is not blurred on Google Maps but it has been over-saturated with white as it is an important area used by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Moroa Island, French Polynesia: If you try to search for this island located in France, you will find out that half of this island is clear, while the other half is faintly visible. As per reports, the French conducted nuclear tests on Mururoa between 1966 and 1996.
Auroral Research Project, Alaska: Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Air Force, and Navy, this area is home to a high-frequency auroral research centre. On Google Maps, you will be able to see its building but the image is over-saturated with white.