By Chuck Woodbury
I was poking around on Google Maps this morning when I saw this oval shaped object. My RV park is in the top right corner.
Look down from there to the left and you will see what I am talking about. It’s all by itself at the end of a dead end road.
Now, to the right, is a closer look. Does this look like some kind of futuristic structure? Maybe something do with outer space? Or spying? A missile silo, maybe? A giant laser beam weapon? It looked just plain weird to me as I stared at it.
It wouldn’t be so unusual for something mysterious to be here: Area 51, famous for its UFO activities, is not far away.
Well, the truth is, after asking around, I learned it’s a domed water storage tank. According to one long-time local resident, there are others in the area, all storing well water.
The black you see in the Google satellite view is the shadow of the dome.