The phrase "ship of the desert" refers to the camel, but what if real seagoing ships suddenly turned up in the desert? Of course, this would be impossible. The desert is the last place you'd find them. However the Digiglobe Quickbird earth observation satellite has spotted just that. The four ships are lying on the ground in a desert region of
almost a thousand miles away from the open ocean. They are is poor condition
and covered with rust. All four are of a size one would expect for vessels
designed for intercontinental voyages. Transporting them so far from the sea
would be extremely difficult; and what would be the reason for doing it? Is
there another possibility? There have been many reports throughout history of
ships disappearing, especially in the famous Bermuda Triangle. Sometimes these
vessels reappear somewhere else, often a long distance from where they
vanished. The most likely explanation is that these were ships that sailed on
the Kazakhstan Aral Sea, a huge lake that has almost completely dried
up. This is one of the worst manmade environmental disasters the earth has ever
experienced and was caused by an irrigation project in 1960 that diverted the
rivers flowing into the lake to feed the new cities built in the region during
the Soviet era. Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/scientists-baffled-after-satellite-spots-13189948.
There is footage on the ground of some of ships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNDjL_q7kHU.
However these videos are all of smaller vessels like fishing boats. The ones in
the satellite images look to be of a different design, ocean-going as I said.
This reminds me very much of a scene in the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind where a ship is left in the middle
of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia by aliens. It turns out to be the SS Cotapaxi, a cargo ship that vanished in
the Bermuda Triangle in 1925, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTcKFCw2MO0.
Could that have happened in real life? Also, this is not the first time strange
things have appeared in the desert in that part of the world, see background
links. If the aliens are returning earthly objects that they might have taken,
then does this mean they are about to show themselves like they did in the
See here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2011/12/strange-googe-earth-images-in-gobi.html.