Whether due to security or paranoia, there are many places on Google Earth that you won’t be able to go peaking around in. Some governments specifically request Google to blur certain areas out while other times the only satellite imagery available to the public is severely outdated (the White House). These are 25 places that are suspiciously blurry on Google Maps.
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Mobile Oil Corporation, New York
Although most places get blurred out due to the possibility of being a terrorist target, Mobil has been criticized for doing so needlessly.
Volkel Air Base, Netherlands
After WikiLeaks published diplomatic correspondence confirming the presence of nuclear weapons this place got really blurry really quick.
Mazda Raceway, California
Although military installations make sense to blur out, this heavily whited out California racetrack is probably one of the stranger examples of Google censorship.
Tantauco National Park, Chile
Although no one is sure why, this reserve for endangered species was completely scrubbed from Google maps.
Alexei Miller House, Russia
This is supposedly the home of Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, but the blurriness makes us think it might be a whole lot more…