Apr 12, 2016 I Paul Seaburn

Another Giant Swastika Spotted, This Time Near Roswell

Google Earth and the people who scour it like kids looking for Cheerios on the floor of their mom’s van have done it again. What looks like a giant swastika has been spotted on the ground near Roswell, New Mexico – everyone’s favorite alleged UFO crash site. Is the swastika real or also alleged? Should it be added to the many other mysterious swastikas seen from airplanes and satellites?

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The swastika near Roswell. What are those other mages on either side?

The giant swastika – a symbol in many religions and made infamous by Nazi Germany – is located at Google Earth coordinates 33°12’22.6″N 103°35’05.3″W. That’s about 70 miles east of Roswell. Wait a minute! That’ pretty far from Roswell and even farther from Corona, which is over 100 miles north of Roswell and only 30 miles from the purported 1947 UFO crash site. That’s about 140 miles from the location of the giant swastika. Did the people who discovered it say it was close to Roswell just for the publicity?

It’s possible. One theory is that the giant swastika is actually a ground marker left over from World War II when pilots from Roswell’s Walker Air Force Base used the area for bombing practice. On the other hand, the Nazis were allegedly trying to build flying saucers - could it have been a marker for the one linked to Roswell?

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This building at NAB Coronado definitely looks like a swastika

This is not the only swastika visible from the air and not the only one with a link to the U.S. government. Building 650 at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (NAB Coronado) located across the bay from San Diego, California, was built in 2007 and almost immediately recognized from the air as a swastika. While officials claimed it was unintentional, efforts to hide it from the air have been minimal at best and the controversy over how something like this could have happened continues.

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The swastika-shaped runways (highlighted) at Denver International Airport

There have long been rumors that the runways at the Denver International Airport are built in the shape of a swastika, one of many conspiracy theories (secret tunnels, underground bunker) that are associated with this airport.

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Is there a swastika-shaped structure buried under the ice in Antarctica?

Then there’s the Antarctica swastika (the only one that rhymes) which appears to be yet another swastika-shaped building, this time buried under the ice, in a Google image that is now allegedly blocked. Remnants of a secret Nazi base?

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Kazakhstan swastika geoglyph

This swastika-shaped geoglyph in Kazakhstan has been around for a while - it’s 8,000-year-old – and there’s no indication any government was involved in its construction. Well, no “Earth” government.

Which takes us back to the swastika nearish to Roswell. Is it a marker for bombers? Possibly. Is is a marker for Nazis or aliens? Well, it’s an ancient and mysterious religious and political symbol only seen from space and near a famous alleged UFO crash site. Make that a possibly too.

The mystery of swastikas - big and small - never ends.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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