This strange object was discovered inside Area 51 using Google Earth. Due to its distinctive appearance, some have drawn the conclusion that it must be alien in nature.
If you want to see the tower for yourself, you can do so by inputting these coordinates into Google Earth: 37°14’46.49″ N 115°49’24.63″ W.
Estimates place the tower’s size at around 70 feet high and 30 feet wide. Google’s automatic structure recognition software classified the building as a new test tower built in 2007, but not everyone agrees with this explanation.
Due to its unusual shape and size, some believe the the tower must be an alien obelisk, a beacon of some kind, dedicated to guiding the extraterrestrial ships that are rumored to regularly land at Area 51.
This allegedly alien tower does not exhibit enough details for a thorough analysis. This is unfortunate but nothing can be done and the only available photos are the ones taken by geostationary satellites. The airspace above Area 51 is a no-fly zone for civilian aircraft and severe restrictions are applied on ground level as well.
It is very likely that the so-called alien tower at Area 51 is something man-made serving a much more mundane purpose than die-hard conspiracy theorists would have us believe. The secrecy of this top-secret base pretty much guarantees that we’ll be hearing similar speculations. They will come to an end if and when a full disclosure will happen, which is highly unlikely.