What lies beneath Area 51 ? Image Credit: YouTube / FindingUFO
An eagle-eyed Google Earth user has identified what appear to be several underground tunnel entrances.
There are few places on Earth as notoriously secretive as Area 51 - a remote facility in the Nevada desert that has become synonymous with stories of reverse-engineered alien technology and the development of highly advanced black projects that next to nobody knows anything about.
Thanks to satellite imaging technology however, it has become increasingly possible in recent years to obtain an aerial view of the base and its surroundings using Google's free online mapping service.
Sometimes, studying these maps can even reveal previously unseen details about the base.
This latest example, which comes courtesy of the YouTube channel FindingUFO, hints at the presence of a significant underground facility within the vicinity of Area 51, as evidenced by what appear to be tunnel entrances found at two locations with roads leading up to them and cars parked outside.
While pareidolia can be a major issue when examining satellite images, in this case it really does appear as though there are tunnel entrances carved into the side of the hills.
If true, then Area 51 could be much more extensive than it appears to be on the surface.
Exactly how large this underground facility is, however, remains impossible to determine.