Pilot accidentally reveals top secret Cold War military facility in desert

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Pez Owen was flying over the desert when she discovered a huge X marked amid the scrub.

And to make matters even weirder, it wasn”t marked on any maps she had of the area.

So she and a pal dropped by on foot to get a closer look – and discovered something remarkable.

Over 12 years, it took some 800,000 pictures of nuclear sites and more, according to US non-profit broadcaster NPR.

Penson said: “[This is] one little tiny piece of a tremendous Cold War effort to keep the United States safe.

“This X we”re standing on right now helped protect us from nuclear war.”