Two mysterious and identical Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) almost 1,000 miles apart have been observed on Google Maps – raising questions as to what they are and how they were photographed there in the first place.
The red orb-like shapes are visible to all users of the application online at Jacksonville in Texas and at the Sky City Casino Hotel on 32 Indian Service Route 30, Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.
At both locations the same object appears in the sky hovering over the street and was first pointed out to ABC News affiliate KLTV in East Texas by Andrea Dover who noticed the first UFO while using Google Maps to get directions.
To see the Texan UFO you don’t even have to enter a street into the search bar, just Jacksonville, Texas and go to street view, pan around there it is.
To date no one has been able to explain the image, especially not the residents of both towns who seemed clueless as to what the glowing red flying saucer could be.
It is not clear how the second identical image in New Mexico was discovered.
The object that is seen in the Texas Google Map image was shot right by the Landmark building at the 69 and 79 intersection, near to Sadler’s Restaurant and right across the street from a Taco Bell restaurant.
The most popular theory as to what the orbs are in reality are sun glare from the camera or the reflected arches of a McDonald’s restaurant.
KLTV-TV, the local ABC affiliate even sent a reporter to investigate the image, but all he managed to find was that most of the residents of Jacksonville said ‘Wow’ a lot.
‘No one I spoke with had seen anything strange over Jacksonville, and although it could be a lens flare or an unexplainable reflection of some nearby object, I saw no indication of anything which fell under that umbrella,’ said reporter Jamey Boyum of KLTV-TV.
‘We have contacted Google to see if they are aware of the object, and we have not heard back from them.’
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