A Google Earth user has discovered a futuristic building that looks like a “UFO charging hub” on a location in the Arctic Sea.
The strange-looking structure has a triangular core with three pod-like hubs extending from the centre of the main part.
Located on a glacier-covered island near the North Pole, the odd-looking complex became obvious as YouTube vlogger Mr MBB333 looked up the area.
Posting on his channel, he explains that one of his subscribers sent him the location to check out a crashed plane not far from a landing strip.
As he scrolls further down, he discovers a building.
He says: “These pods reminded me of the tic-tac UFO that was seen by the Navy.
“They got the same shape, another one here, got the white shape…reminded me of the things that were spotted by the pilots.
“The white tic-tacs sitting on top of the Earth in the Arctic Sea where nobody goes.
“Do these things [the pods] land and recharge? Is this some sort of a charging station for these flying machines that people have been seeing around the world?”
The triangular building measures about 310ft long and the small pods are about 120ft long and 70ft wide.
“I have no idea, this is the my first seeing this but it does look interesting,” he adds. “Maybe the thing in the centre is some sort of flying machine and these pods are the charging components or vice versa, it is a charging component for these pods.”
Fans who looked up the location were quick to comment that it could be a Russian military air base known as the Arctic Trefoil base in the archipelago of Franz Josef Land.
The triangular feature is built on stilts – to help withstand the extreme cold – and can house 150 personnel on 18-month tours of duty, according to a 2017 report by BBC.
Russian Defence Ministry also offered a virtual tour to visitors who are interested to see the structure.