As reported by a handful of readers, a popular story about “strange lines in China” is making its way around the internet. There are a variety of odd-looking items in the area of the Kumtag desert, but this one is the most striking:
You can view that location in Google Earth by using this KML file.
The big question is: what is it? Some theories I’ve seen floating around online:
• Calibrating grid for a Chinese spy satellite.
• Lines drawn with white material.
• Dust dug by machinery.
• Street map of Washington, DC.
There’s certainly other possibilities as well. What do you think it is?