Date: April - December 2011
Location: Willy Field Rd, McMurdo, Antarctica
Conspiracy theorists claim to have found evidence of military vehicles guarding a mysterious UFO crash site discovered in the Antarctic.
Valentin Degterev from the city of Nizhny Tagil in central Russia, says he found the UGO (unidentified ground object) online using Google Earth. Now, fellow researchers have dug out satellite images of the same site, just off Willy Field Road, which were taken in April and December 2011. The group says it found the pictures which they believe show four tanks in a line facing the strange crack in the snow on Google Earth, as if a UFO has skidded to a halt after an emergency landing.
YouTube channel Third Phase of Moon has posted an online video of the finding of the images, the latest of which were taken just two months before the previously released picture, which shows the crash site, but no tanks. The YouTube channel has previously been accused of uploading allegedly hoaxed or misleading footage, which is something it denies.
Not all viewers of their new video were convinced, with one poster saying from the scale of the map the tanks would be 70' long, bigger than any known military tank.
Speaking on the video, representatives of the channel said: Why do they have tanks around it? It is something on Google maps, not something created by us.
Posters debated why the tanks had no tracks and if they could have been later covered by snow.
Mr Degterev, who says he is a researcher of the unknown, had earlier this summer posted the images and co-ordinates online before they went viral. He is convinced the huge unidentified object must have been caused by a UFO crash at least three years ago with the flying saucer still half buried there in the ice/land wastes of Antarctica.
However, there was no sign of anything else in the picture he alerted people to. He wrote on social media: In among the endless ice desert, it is the most genuine UFO in its most classic shape.
The satellite image used by Google Earth was taken on February 15 2012, but has just been made more widely available.
He said: I think there is very large disk shaped flying machine amongst the frozen ice. He estimated the size of it at 204' wide and 40' tall, making it a monster sized ship, if he were correct.
But Nina Lavrova posted in response to him: It is clearly just a massive indent in the snow.
Savely Kruglov thought he could be spot on, adding: You might be onto something here. The Antarctic is pretty desolate and would be a good place to land without being noticed.
Irma Bogdanova, posted: Wow. Well spotted. I wonder what happened to those inside.