A MYSTERIOUS alien hexagon that can be seen from space has long baffled the internet.
But the formation’s identity, which lies on Australia’s rugged coastline, has a simpler explanation.
The Harold E. Holt Naval Station is a clandestine communications center operated by the Australian Department of Defense.
A joint Australian and American facility, the facility is also home to high-tech technology operated by the US Department of Defense Space Force.
Author Garrett Graff claims in his book Raven Rock that the station consists of 13 radio towers.
The tallest, Tower Zero, is in the center, while six other towers are arranged in a hexagon around it.
The facility broadcasts radio signals to US Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships and submarines in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans.
It is considered the most powerful broadcasting station in the southern hemisphere.
During World War II the base was used to relay messages between the command centers of Australia and the United States and their ships and submarines.
The station is located near the town of Exmouth on the North West Cape of Western Australia.
During the Cold War, American military intelligence was once based in the Pilbara township in Exmouth, Western Australia.
The town was built to support the Harold E Holt Naval Communications Base and stands as a memorial to Australia-US cooperation during the Cold War.
One expert, Anthony Barker, said the US Navy has “amazing technology for underwater communications with submarines.”
But it needed “access to the sea, some distance from major cities with conflicting radio transmissions, and hence its emptiness was ideal for Americans”.
It is named after a former Australian Prime Minister who mysteriously disappeared while swimming in 1967.
In 2020, mother-of-two Vanessa Hammond stunned the internet when she shared the bizarre formation on social media after spotting it on Google Maps.
She uploaded pictures of the hexagonal shape to Instagram with her 60,000 followers and asked them what it was.
One responded that it was “super creepy”.
Interestingly, she soon revealed that some people had responded with “a lot of stories I’ve asked not to share.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6977714/mysterious-alien-hexagon-space-explanation/ A mysterious alien “hexagon” formation that can be seen from space is baffling the internet, but there’s a simple explanation