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The Mystery of Sandy Island (New Caledonia)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    Not sure if it made the news everywhere but an Australian expedition team tried to find THIS Island 1200km out of the eastern Australian shores. It was present on various older maps and even Google Maps mentions it (lol click) but they haven't found anything on those coordinates.

    Its highly unlikely that this island has vanished under water recently as the ocean has a depth of over 1000m there.

    Must be even a weirder place than the infamous realm of Simberia :)
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  2. this has been everywhere the last few days :)
    Atlantis is my guess;)

    No but seriously, it sure is a bit odd that the island is there on so many maps yet it doesn´t exist.

    I´d like to know how it got it´s name..
  3. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    That its located on ancient maps I can imagine but why does Google Maps makes mention of it? I thought they only used images to make their maps.

    Really weird
  4. Even nautical maps and some other big maps.

    It´s very strange indeed. Ok if you have not recorded an island that actually exists but to record an island that never existed is pretty weird.
  5. Maybe it's like the island in Terry Pratchett's novel 'Jingo' & just bob's to the surface for a few weeks every couple of decades.....:rolleyes:
    Or it was a secret Alien base & they took it with them now that Goggle Earth had found it!:p
  6. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    is it possible that in all those maps they got the coordintes wrong and they are searching in the wrong place?
    but as it was said google maps were supossed to use pictures for their maps, so it's really strange
  7. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Member

    It has turned into a Hurricane, visited USA and disappeared! :confused:
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  8. Very strange indeed. I wonder if the old maps featuring the island were drawn by word of mouth or actual surveying...?
  9. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    4 8 15 16 23 42 :)
  10. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    Knut, you won?
  11. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    Thread can be closed. ^^ Thats the answer :roflmao:
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