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Thruthheim
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 01:49 PM
Click the link to view the image.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/01/30/1138469638185.html



Eagle eyed users of the satellite imaging service Google Earth have spotted what appears to be a car hovering above the ground in a suburban Perth car park.

The photo is of a car park just off Honour Avenue at Point Walter in the affluent south western suburb of Bicton. The spot is a popular picnic location on the banks of the Swan River.

A number of cars are shown in parking bays and the vehicle in question appears to hovering above the ground nearby, its shadow clearly visible beneath.

Google Earth images are mostly taken by satellites - and sometimes by aircraft - within the past three years and there are no "live" images on the site.

One the the website's readers subsequently visited the very spot and sent in photos showing that there were no unusual structures there that could explain the phenomenon.

Other sceptical readers wrote in insisting the image was an optical illusion and was either a bus shelter, a pergola, a hole in the ground. One said it was obviously "Harry Potter and his friends on vacation".

Google Earth, launched last year, allows users to zoom across the planet and drill down to a height of about 300 metres. The program also has "tilt" function to give a side or angled view of an area or object.

Cars and boats are clearly visible at this level and in some areas, where even higher definition images are available, people can be seen.

The Google service has spawned a group of devoted followers who scour the satellite images for strange sightings. Users in the past have spotted a Stealth bomber parked on a runway in California, commercial planes in mid-flight and an image of what appears to be a ship on its side in a river estuary in Scotland.

The service has been critcised for giving terrorists a bird's eye view of sensitive areas, such as the Lucas Heights reactor in Sydney and Parliament House in Canberra.

It has also given stickybeaks an opportunity to peer into neighbourhood backyards and the home of the rich and famous.

ikki
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 02:41 PM
Whatever it is, its UNAUSTRALIAN. Heh, i loved that explanation.
Still, it looks mostly like a parachute.. ;)

Zyklop
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 03:04 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/30/470_flyingcar.jpg

Itīs simply a black car parked next to a white one.

Gagnraad
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 06:28 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/30/470_flyingcar.jpg

Itīs simply a black car parked next to a white one.
Don't think so, it doesn't look like that. I think it's a parachute.

Kalevi
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 07:46 PM
Hey, now all the hillbillies can get their little towns and villages known world-wide by staging things that will look funny from space! I'm already awaiting the boom to start... :D

Æmeric
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 07:49 PM
I do'nt think it's a car. It looks like three tanks on a raised platform. It's not even in the parking lot, it's on a grassy area to the side of the road.

ikki
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 09:53 PM
Hey, now all the hillbillies can get their little towns and villages known world-wide by staging things that will look funny from space! I'm already awaiting the boom to start... :D

Like, how about making giant flags or something such.. :D
Or just writing something, in big 12m high letters... "Here there be dragons" :icon12:


...so thats what the andeans were doing.. they too had satellites and internet.. :D

lei.talk
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, 12:57 AM
http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=7550&stc=1&d=1138755364 (http://www.moller.com/)
my favorite interpretation
is one of moller's volantors (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/sitelets/christmasbook/fantasy.jhtml?gift=4&spread=84&gid=5439489&catalog=1&passback=catalog_name%3Dholiday2005%26fi rstpage%3D94&rfx_base=http%3A//neimansholiday.richfx.com.edgesuite.net/catalog_neimansholiday/holiday2005/&omni=1&catalog_base=http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/sitelets/christmasbook/christmasbook.jhtml?&firstpage=84&PassBack=catalog_name=holiday2005&firstpage=94&catalog_name=holiday2005&catalog=1&o=1).

did you notice
what it uses for fuel (http://www.forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=112306#post112306)?.

Kalevi
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, 01:19 AM
Like, how about making giant flags or something such.. :D
Or just writing something, in big 12m high letters... "Here there be dragons" :icon12:

An UFO made of cardboard to your back yard, perhaps with a lit lamp inside? Or a tank following with heavy crawler tracks? Or a floating giant cow to the top of the tree? Just use imagination. :D

And during ploughing the farmers can write nasty messages to their fields... :P

Gagnraad
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, 05:05 AM
did you notice
what it uses for fuel (http://www.forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=112306#post112306)?.[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
Alcohol:D

Kalevi
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, 11:02 PM
Alcohol:D

A drunk-drivers dream car... :icon12: