Friday, May 24, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Finnish 'ghost island' appears out of nowhere


Posted on Thursday, 28 February, 2019 | Comment icon 9 comments

Is this really an island or is something else going on ? Image Credit: Twitter / Lapin rajavartiosto
A border control team in Finland couldn't believe their eyes when they spotted a whole new island in Lake Inari.
The island, which seemed to have appeared completely out of nowhere in the middle of the frozen lake in Finland's northernmost Lapland region, gave the team quite the shock, however as it turned out, not everything was quite as it seemed.

"A new island has emerged in front of Papinsaari," border patrol Tweeted. "The Ivalo patrol has captured this phenomenon on the camera in a clear -25 C frost."

But could an entire island really have appeared so quickly and without any sign of volcanic activity ?

As it turns out, what the patrolmen were actually seeing was not an island at all but a mirage - a convincing visual phenomenon that is more typically associated with hot desert environments.

It is caused by the way light travels through atmospheric layers when there is a steady temperature gradient - reflecting and refracting the landscape in unexpected ways.



Source: Sputnik International | Comments (9)

Tags: Lake Inari, Finland, Mirage

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog on 28 February, 2019, 12:44
Wow !
Comment icon #2 Posted by RoofGardener on 28 February, 2019, 13:09
EGADS... could it be........ ATLANTIS ?
Comment icon #3 Posted by DieChecker on 28 February, 2019, 13:27
Essentially a mirage?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Nnicolette on 28 February, 2019, 14:14
Wow I have never seen such a convincing mirage! Why is it so detailed?
Comment icon #5 Posted by NCC1701 on 1 March, 2019, 7:12
Probably it is so detailed because the cold air is very still compared to mirages in hot air.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog on 1 March, 2019, 16:32
Yep Roof, Surely Atlantis !
Comment icon #7 Posted by NotWhoYouThink on 1 March, 2019, 18:43
wasn't Atlantis in the Atlantic? it would make more sense than it coming out of a lake
Comment icon #8 Posted by bison on 1 March, 2019, 19:13
Those vertical sections that look like panels in a sea wall, are quite common in mirages. They're sometimes called ramparts. The details ofdistant terrain get stretched and smeared out by atmospheric refraction, giving them a nearly uniform, wall-likeappearance.
Comment icon #9 Posted by MissJatti on 2 March, 2019, 9:00
I didn't know you could take a photo of a mirage.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6465189
271813
180296

 
$3,000 prize offered for remote viewing research
5-23-2019
The prize will be awarded to the best 'research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.'
'Psychics' swindle lawyer out of $1.5 million
5-23-2019
Police in Las Vegas have made two arrests in connection with a lengthy scam involving bogus psychic services.
Academic: 'aliens are interbreeding with us'
5-23-2019
Oxford academic Dr Young-hae Chi claims that humanity has been having some very close encounters indeed.
Humans on Mars could become a new species
5-22-2019
An evolutionary biologist has outlined what is likely to happen when people start living full-time on Mars.
Stories & Experiences
Crashed UFO off Gig Harbor Wa.
5-15-2019 | Gig Harbor Wa.
 
 
My enlightenment
5-12-2019 | Sacramento, California
 
I was bitten by a ghost
5-11-2019 | Virginia
 
Giant bird shadows
4-21-2019 | Hammond Indiana
 
 
Winter solstice hooded figures
3-6-2019 | Decatur, IL
 
My skinless demon
2-8-2019 | Michigan
 
Johannesburg Men in Black
1-2-2019 | Johannesburg South Africa
 
Giant flash of light
1-2-2019 | Pomona, California
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
What happens when lava meets ice ?
Posted 5-18-2019 | 1 comment
This intriguing experiment reveals just what happens when you pour lava on to ice.
 
7 ghost stories from the Queen Mary
Posted 5-10-2019 | 2 comments
A look at some creepy tales of ghosts and hauntings from the retired ocean liner.
 
Could Jack have survived 'Titanic' ?
Posted 5-2-2019 | 2 comments
The MythBusters investigate whether or not both Jack and Rose could have survived the movie.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ