A few months ago while exploring the abandoned Navy Base, Blake and I noticed a large object in the water a few miles north of the Navy Base pier. We could tell it was large, and it seemed to be man-made, but it was too far to make out exactly what it might be.
After arriving back at home, we checked on Google Maps, and we were able to determine that it is definitely man made. It measures approximately 40 feet long and 35 feet wide.
The research I’ve done online reveals nothing about what it might be, leaving the mind open to anything from a air-quality test station to an alien landing base.
If you are a local and know what this object is, or might be, please post a comment below – the suspense is killing us!
To see the object on Google Maps CLICK HERE.
UPDATE: MYSTERY SOLVED?
Thanks to Gary Reagles, who posted this information in the Facebook Salton Sea Group:
It is a old Navy test bomb station. Us fishermen called it the target. Best Corvina fishing around the pilings that it sits on. Square base with a man made iron mesh sail on it. Dummy bombs were dropped to test bomb sight accuracy. It is rumored the sights for the H bomb were tested there.
At some time the sight was Straffed by fighter planes. You can see the holes in the metal screen. In the early nineties Imperial county had a weather senser there like the one that was at Johnson landing. I have pics stored somewhere of our fishing excursions from Salton City. If I find them I will post a few.
Here is the picture of “the object” also known as “the target”, as promised by Gary Reagles: