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A Disk in the waters around the Mysterious Johnston Atoll, in the middle of Pacific Ocean.

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by Imagewerx

Originally posted by smurfy
dredging coral, why would they do that? the atoll is obviously a dirty place and the military have pissed off, Arken may just have hit on something here, but what?

They dredged to increase the size of the islands......
familypedia.wikia.com...
It's now nothing more sinister than a nature reserve.


Chemical waste disposal area, nuclear detonations, makes you wonder at the nature of the nature there.




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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I have seen these near other islands in the Pacific-- also sometimes square and rectangular, and apparently out of concrete. There appears to be another one, submerged, about half a klick slightly south of east of the one beginning your OP.

I just spent a few minutes trying to locate some examples, using the Solomon Islands which I thought was where I had run across many of these before-- but found nothing.

I never did find out their purpose, but contented myself with the likelihood that they were cast concrete structures to serve as piers, crane mast supports, foundations for temporary navigation aids, or some such mundane uses.

This just in...

Based upon this map, I would guess the structure(s) represents a foundation for seaplane landing navigation aids-- or radio navigation beacons.
edit on 21-1-2012 by Frira because: map, new idea



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by Arken

I found this strange circular structure/object in the water of Johnston Atoll.


This particular picture is nothing more than a section of the atoll's own coral reef taken close up - see many other images of it in Google pictures


The other one I have no idea - TBH it is not much more than an ill-defined blob to me
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by smurfy

Originally posted by Imagewerx

Originally posted by smurfy
dredging coral, why would they do that? the atoll is obviously a dirty place and the military have pissed off, Arken may just have hit on something here, but what?

They dredged to increase the size of the islands......
familypedia.wikia.com...
It's now nothing more sinister than a nature reserve.

Chemical waste disposal area, nuclear detonations, makes you wonder at the nature of the nature there.



I spent 10 years in the Army Chemical Corp and I know this area used to be a chemical weapon storage site. It was a 12 month hardship tour that most chemical people got stuck having to go to. The job was usually monitoring stockpiles for leaking munitions. Can't say what the concrete disk is, but I also suspect it was a platform for a crane to offload supplies from ships.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Indeed - Johnston Atoll was mentioned in a lot of news reports in the 90's IIRC, as the site for incinerating chemical weapons - that certainly wasn't secret.

Edit to add: check out these pages of servicemens memories of JI - lots of photos - none of the mysterious disc that I can see tho - but be warned - if you go to the home page there's a corny song that plays!

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by youdidntseeme

Looking in google maps at some sat images of the atoll, there does appear to be some altering to the image.
In my post above stated that the 'man-made' images in the video were probably because they are manmade structures due to the dredging.

I still think they are, but this is what I found interesting




Do these images appear to have brushstrokes in them from photoshop or another imaging program?



These trenches show on a depth-soundings map on the home page of the site in my previous message (watch out for the music!!
) - they seem to be just dredged channels in the coral.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by rjbaggins
 


Indeed - Johnston Atoll was mentioned in a lot of news reports in the 90's IIRC, as the site for incinerating chemical weapons - that certainly wasn't secret.

Edit to add: check out these pages of servicemens memories of JI - lots of photos - none of the mysterious disc that I can see tho - but be warned - if you go to the home page there's a corny song that plays!

edit on 21-1-2012 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)


Thanks for posting that site. It was interesting reading about life on the atoll in the 50's. It's funny that even then the fella's wouldn't eat any of the fish. I guess those fish could have been feeeding on things that were contaminated during the earlier atomic tests that were done around there.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:39 AM
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A chemical dump, yet it was listed for sale
for residential family living ? ? ?

"The island can be used as a residence or vacation
getaway but it does not have utilities or a water supply."
That's the u.s.a government for you

www.johnstonmemories.com...

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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Good post. I never knew this atoll existed and plan on reading up on it.

That said, I was struggling to see anomalies on the YouTube video and some of the pictures. Once I study up on the Atoll and understand it better, I will come back and look at the info again.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:06 AM
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That's because there aren't any anomalies,they only get seen as such because some people actually want them to be there.It's a remote airstrip used because of it's remoteness to store/dump/dispose of chemical weapons,amongst them was this lovely stuff.......
en.wikipedia.org...
And this even nicer stuff
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en.wikipedia.org...

The underwater disk has just about visible square corners if you zoom right in,so will be nothing more suspicious than the base for maybe a navigation aid or shallow water warning as used close to shore elsewhere in the world.
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Maybe it's a drain plug.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by deadeyedick
Maybe it's a drain plug.

If someone wants to pay for me to charter a plane or boat to get me there,I'll quite happily get my diving gear on to swim down to it and give it a good hard tug to see what happens
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Thanx for posting OP.
Just booking my seat, will be back to post later.


 
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul


These trenches show on a depth-soundings map on the home page of the site in my previous message (watch out for the music!!
) - they seem to be just dredged channels in the coral.


My thoughts as well, i just found it interesting that the marks looked exactly like brushstrokes to me.
I usually just ignore findings like that and boil it down to the most common denominator, ie dredge marks...but in this case I had to share.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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I'd say that the blue band around the island is due to dredging. They did make the island by dredging. Wouldn't it make sense to dredge nearby? Plus, the dredged area makes it navigable to large ships all the way around the island.

As for the dome, it looks very similar to Cactus Dome. It may be where they put most of the contaminated dirt or they may have simply covered up a crater with concrete to prevent further contamination from escaping.

Cactus Dome


Funny how there are similar round structures at places where nuclear testing was done.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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For what it’s worth::
As others have stated, Johnston Atoll has been used for high altitude nuclear testing since the fifties and, as I understand it, they have had a couple of nuclear accidents there as well. When I flew through there in 1998 no one was allowed to exit the plane unless that was their destination. For it to be their destination one had to be employed by one of the government contractors there. In other words, no tourists are allowed. This page has a rather good article:
www.airfields-freeman.com...

Scroll down to or search for “Johnston Atoll Airport” in the above link.

As to the circular anomaly, I don’t have a clue, but as to the bluish square like areas around the islands, definitely due to dredging. This can be seen on other islands in the pacific like this one of Kwajalein:

maps.google.com...,+Marshall+Islands&hl=en&ll=8.734265,167.73119&spn=0.057264,0.063429&sll=19.973349,-179.208984&sspn=53.90 4384,58.447266&vp6&hnear=Kwajalein+Atoll&t=h&z=14

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It looks like the link above did not come out as well as I had hoped. The entire thing is:
//maps.google.com/maps?q=Kwajalein+Atoll+Marshall+Islands&hl=en&ll=8.734265,167.73119&spn=0.057264,0.063429&sll=19.973349,-179.208984&sspn=53.90%20438 4,58.447266&vp6&hnear=Kwajalein+Atoll&t=h&z=14

..Place "http:" before the "//" without the quotes.
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Johnston Atoll was also a jumping off point for Kwajalein island in the Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands) before there was jet service to that area (Kwaj did not have FAA jet certification until 1968), . This is a very important island for several reasons. During the war in the Pacific, Kwajalein was the first territory taken from the Japanese by the Americans. Kwajalein was also the staging point for the atomic bomb testing done at Bikini atoll (which is where the “Bikini” swimsuit got its name), and is about 300 miles north and west of Kwaj. Today the Kwajalein atoll is the far end of the Pacific missile test range (now known as the “Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site”), with the near end at Vandenberg AFB, in California. The lagoon which is surrounded by an atoll comprised of some 80 or so islands is the largest one in the world. A great book on that subject is “Operation Crossroads” · ISBN-10: 1557509190 · ISBN-13: 978-1557509192

Kwajalein and the northern island pair Roi-Namur also figures in one persons account of what happened to Amelia Earhardt. In fact the history of that whole area is quite interesting.


edit on 22-1-2012 by Dr. X because: Clearify Google link



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Offshore platforms for artillery or anti-aircraft where common in WWII. These "Sea forts" where positioned to guard water approaches that land based defenses could not cover.

The most logical explanation is this is a WWII structure no longer in use.

Google "Sea forts" to see similar examples.


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posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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i worked at the atoll in 1992, the corral had to be dredged so that heavy ships could come close up to the atoll, there is one side which is the deepest and closest to the land, there is one small area that is the original atoll , with the sand and all still intact, i used to see dead sharks on the west side, the disk in question was not visible from the atoll, so it had to be underwater, way underwater I know because i would sit there and watch the waves



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 03:29 AM
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Thanks for your post.


Something particular about Akau Atoll?

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