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South Pacific Island 'proven not to exist'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

A South Pacific island, shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, Australian scientists say.

The supposedly sizeable strip of land, named Sandy Island on Google maps, was positioned midway between Australia and French-governed New Caledonia.

But when scientists from the University of Sydney went to the area, they found only the blue ocean of the Coral Sea.

The phantom island has featured in publications for at least a decade.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-20442487

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

I love these kind of stories. it's like a modern day traveller's tale, like Hy-Brasil and Atlantis, if on a slightly smaller scale. I like to think it does actually exist, it just hides when anyone comes near. :geek:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Very interesting...I would love to go to the co-ordinates to see for myself!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Gotta feel bad for the shipwrecked guy who thought he had found land. 'But the map! It says it's here! It says it's HERE!' -sobs-

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 November 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

Gotta feel bad for the shipwrecked guy who thought he had found land. 'But the map! It says it's here! It says it's HERE!' -sobs-

LOL!  Or the guy who bought the island!  It is on the map!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

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LOL!  Or the guy who bought the island!  It is on the map!
LMAO Yes! 'I bought this island from a guy wearing a top hat, a monocle, and was twirling his mustache, I know he's legit.'

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

So once again Gilligan and the skipper and the rest of the castaways will be lost for another 45 years.  :cry:


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

:innocent:  Maybe they could set the next series of I'm* A Celebrity, get Me Out Of Here there! Send 'em all to a possibly imaginary island, get them out of the way for good!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Dang it !
I was going to buy that island.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

View Postpallidin, on 22 November 2012 - 08:56 PM, said:

Dang it !
I was going to buy that island.
I got an imaginary boat maybe you might want to buy it instead. :yes:

Edited by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON, 23 November 2012 - 06:38 AM.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

View PostCRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 23 November 2012 - 06:36 AM, said:

I got an imaginary boat maybe you might want to buy it instead. :yes:

Hey, now that's an idea!
I could buy this imaginary island as well as your imaginary boat, go there, and live-out my imaginary fantasies.

Beats the heck out of the world's reality I'm living in now. :passifier:


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 22 November 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:

A South Pacific island, shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, Australian scientists say.

The supposedly sizeable strip of land, named Sandy Island on Google maps, was positioned midway between Australia and French-governed New Caledonia.

But when scientists from the University of Sydney went to the area, they found only the blue ocean of the Coral Sea.

The phantom island has featured in publications for at least a decade.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-20442487
it's not every day you get to undiscover something!
i'll be very interested to hear how this 'island' managed its way onto maps to begin with

Posted Image.. but as for this house of cards you are building..  a butterfly fart would knock it down.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 November 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

LMAO Yes! 'I bought this island from a guy wearing a top hat, a monocle, and was twirling his mustache, I know he's legit.'
uh..
that was mr peanut.
sorry
you've been had

Posted Image.. but as for this house of cards you are building..  a butterfly fart would knock it down.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

if its on google map, how can it be wrong?

i mean didnt google took it from satelite?

now we have proof that Google cheated.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

It sunk into the sea just like atlantis or something?





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