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Sandy Island ´Undiscovered´
After Appearing on Maps

ABC News, by Dragana Jovanovic

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/24/2012 5:34:11 AM

Sandy Island was nowhere to be found when Australian scientists reached the South Pacific location where it appeared on Google Earth, nautical charts and world maps. "It raises all kinds of conspiracy theories," expedition member Steven Micklethwaite said, adding that the CIA is among the sources of the world coastline database. "It reminded me of the hypernatural island in the "Lost" TV series." The phantom Manhattan-size island in the Coral Sea was shown as Sandy Island on Google Earth, sized about 15 miles by three miles on Google Maps, and halfway between Australia and the French New Caledonia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/24/2012 6:19:32 AM     (No. 9031408)

Then there´s Skull Island and King Kong.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 3rdGenNRALifer, 11/24/2012 6:56:53 AM     (No. 9031434)

Long ago it was common to put ficticious islands on a map and name them for sponsors of the voyage or political figures. After the revolutionary war Ben Franklin used this in negotiating boundaries with Great Briton. "Let tem have all of the islands east of one that actually exists and we´ll just settle for these over here."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tren9, 11/24/2012 7:43:39 AM     (No. 9031475)

I checked the registry and it seems that Sandy Island is owned by someone call John Galt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 11/24/2012 9:30:25 AM     (No. 9031666)

They put up a fake island, but the picture of my house and car is very real. Wonderful.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: grampus, 11/24/2012 9:31:18 AM     (No. 9031667)

Someone should just send a FedEx package there and then follow the delivery guy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: F16 guy, 11/24/2012 10:03:19 AM     (No. 9031714)

#5...I almost spit out my morning coffee ! Very funny.

I suspect Hillary´s Rose Law firm records, and Barry Sotero´s birth cert. were on that island !!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lefticide, 11/24/2012 10:17:17 AM     (No. 9031736)

#7, you beat me to it!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bkt23, 11/24/2012 10:36:30 AM     (No. 9031763)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/24/2012 11:23:53 AM     (No. 9031839)

Disembodied Voice -

"Turm left in 150 feet"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/24/2012 1:52:20 PM     (No. 9032050)

the mapping was most likely a cartographic error
Not necessarily an error.

There´s a simple possible explanation that does not involve CIA hugger-mugger:
Years ago, cartographers would often insert non-existent streets (or other features) in their drawings.

This was done to help thwart copyright infringements (i.e., other map makers or printers who would base their own productions on cartography they hadn´t paid for).

When these unauthorized maps were distributed, the company that had paid for the cartography could go to court, and point to those fictitious features as evidence of the theft.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/24/2012 2:47:42 PM     (No. 9032111)

Long ago, I knew a girl named Sandy Island.
Turned out, she was a beach.

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