Proof of Antarctica 'UFO Crash' on Google Earth Sparks Alien Discovery Excitement
YouTube conspiracy channels have one job: find a weird, low-res photo of something and write "WHAT IS THIS? SECRETS UNVEILED" in the title (or, you know, conduct an interview with a British youth in a sweatshirt and claim that he's a time-traveling alien archaeologist). Case in point: the new video from Secureteam10, titled "WHAT Crash Landed Over The Antarctic?"
The video consists of the narrator zooming in, scrolling, and rotating a Google Earth photo from 2011 that shows a stretch of land on the remote South George Island, located north of Antarctica.
In the photo, you can see a mountain, a long trail in the snow, and something long and relatively thin. According to Secureteam10, it is "What appears...to be some sort of massive elongated or cigar-shaped object that at some point–and we don't know when–came to a screeching halt in the snow."
The video goes on to claim that the object impacted the mountain after falling out of the sky, then skidded to a stop.
The narrator says it's too big to be a bobsled (it's about 63 meters long), and the trail it left behind looks artificial, rather than the byproduct of a rolling snowball or piece of ice.
It should be noted, however, that the man behind the channel, Tyler Glockner, doesn't do much research before claiming a photo is evidence of alien life—he once claimed that a blurry black-and-white photo was unequivocal evidence of an alien castle on the moon. On top of that, he's admitted in the past that he's disguised his own voice to trick people into thinking he was an anonymous 'source' speaking out in one of his videos.
The comment section of the new video is a mix of true believers and skeptics, but one comment sticks out:
"The research station on the island asked us to fly a photographic recce over the entire island to document population and locations of reindeer...As the photographer on that recce, I can confirm 100% that what you see in the image is just the result of a glacial slide. Sorry."
A "recce" is like a reconnaissance mission. Of all the claims in the video, this comment is probably the best guess we have as to what the thing in the photo really is.