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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:07 AM
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Why does it appear black on the image? I'll explain - It does exist but has been removed from the satellite images at the expressed request (or order) of the US government because it has a US airbase on it which, for some reason, is particularly sensitive - I'll leave others to speculate on why it might be so secret.
As for the guys who couldn't find it - imagine that they did find it and it IS a US secret. They would have very quickly been intercepted and told in no uncertain terms that, in fact, they had NOT found it, that it does not exist, that they should go home and say these things and, being scientists, should come up with a sensible, scientific reason why it appears as a "blacked out" portion of the satellite image, OR ELSE! Would YOU argue with Uncle Sam in such circumstances? I think not!
Plenty more speculation available for those who want to carry on the theme.




posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by lavenlaar

Scientists 'Undiscover' Pacific Island


www.smh.com.au

Most explorers dream of discovering uncharted territory, but a team of Australian scientists have done the exact opposite.
They have found an island that doesn't exist.
The island, named Sandy Island on Google Earth, also exists on marine charts and world maps and allegedly sits between Australia and New Caledonia in the south Pacific.

But when the voyage's chief scientist, Maria Seton, and her crew sailed past where the island should be, they found nothing but blue ocean.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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poor taste changed my mind. sorry.
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:54 AM
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If it isn't really there, don't you think that the New Caledonians would've been the one's to make the 'un'discovery? Considering it's only 250Nmi ( 450km) there and onroute to some coral atolls of the Chesterfield Islands only 100km from Sandy Island.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by lavenlaar
Like to hear you opinions



Many mapmakers put in deliberate but unobtrusive and non obvious "mistakes" into the thir maps so that they can know when somebody steals the map data.
This may just go back to somebody doing this in the past, and that data has lived on through further copies.

Read, for example, this wikipedia page on Fictitious Entry.



this has been suggested , and discounted by the map and chart makers



www.bbc.co.uk...

"A spokesman from the service told Australian newspapers that while some map makers intentionally include phantom streets to prevent copyright infringements, that was was not usually the case with nautical charts because it would reduce confidence in them."

however , keep getting reminded of "Tony, Mark and David , Anna And Su yin. left there on an Island , who knows what would begin"




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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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obviously the island is a man made (or alien made) object that can be submerged below the water at will.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by ZakOlongapo
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Where did Madoff's missing billions go?
i thought he will create island... not disappear one


That's a really good point...It could have been a place for his great escape.
Perhaps his ponzi pontoons failed to keep it afloat? They tend to move around a lot.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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Atlantis anyone?



Col. Caldwell: Can we submerge the city again?
Dr. McKay: It's a city, not a yo-yo.





posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 02:35 AM
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Sorry ... I couldn't resist




posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by MDDoxs
I must be blazing new trails as well, my cars GPS continually tells me I am on a non existent road


Interesting thread, sometimes we forget that there can be just as much mystery in explaining a disappearance as compared to a discovery.
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THIS!!

If I listened to the stuck up snob of a woman inside my car's GPS I would be dead.
In her smarmy voice "Take the next turning to the right" if I had, I would have driven into a farmers field.
Another one was, at the next road island (SHE IS FAR TO POSH TO SAY ROUNDABOUT) take the 3rd exit. SHE COUNTS INLETS !!! The woman is trying to kill me.

I am with you here.

Thanks.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 03:35 AM
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Yeah, darn it Google, erased the island and now it's a black blob in reality..!

Could the island have been some giant sea creature's back? Or a whale? =) Or some spaceship from beyond?



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 05:00 AM
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I only wish that our world leaders could disappear like this island, and if it shows back up let's hope someone suggest's this as the location of the next bilderberg meeting and with some luck it may just vanish again.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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Originally posted by constheo
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Why does it appear black on the image? I'll explain - It does exist but has been removed from the satellite images at the expressed request (or order) of the US government because it has a US airbase on it which, for some reason, is particularly sensitive - I'll leave others to speculate on why it might be so secret.

As for the guys who couldn't find it - imagine that they did find it and it IS a US secret. They would have very quickly been intercepted and told in no uncertain terms that, in fact, they had NOT found it, that it does not exist, that they should go home and say these things and, being scientists, should come up with a sensible, scientific reason why it appears as a "blacked out" portion of the satellite image, OR ELSE! Would YOU argue with Uncle Sam in such circumstances? I think not!




Nope, unlikely scenario. If the expedition had indeed been intercepted for the sake of keeping the island a secret (which would make no sense, seeing as it wasn't secret in the first place) then the last thing the interceptors would want is for the the scientists to go make remarkable claims about disappearing islands almost guaranteeing media attention.

This is the kind of story that is ideally suited to go viral. And it did, which sort of proof my above point.

No, what you (as the interceptor) would want is for the the scientists to go home and just say 'don't wanna talk about it', if someone should ask about the really not that interesting and noticeably expedition.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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it would be shown on the back of the milk boxes soon
don't worry



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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Be thankful while Earth still smiles upon you, for we can take it away.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Yep, it's Atlantis all right. And all this time we thought it was in the Pegasus Galaxy!





posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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I think that there is a lot of disinformation on Google and google maps in general. there is so much evidence people do not want the public to know. data is so easily manipulated now days. if it's not on a computer it does not exist.the real questions is what was on that Island they did not want us to know about



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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So a sandy atoll with virtually nothing on it would be visited? I think not, also you do realize how far a 450km trip is on a boat right? Considering that's about 300 miles and would be a waste of fuel to visit an abandoned place, for no profit or gain.
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Yuri, you lost *another* island?



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Most likely the 'phantom island' was used as a 'watermark' for copyright reasons by the publisher of the survey.
If another surveyor copied the original surveyor's detailed, expensive and timely work involving much labor and technology (satellites), it would be obvious to the courts.

"But judge, the publisher copied our phantom island". Case closed.


Islands make the best watermarks since they come and go do to hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, micro/macro tsumanis, mini/max earthquakes, subductions, oceanic faults and folds etc. The island-scape is always changing.
There are over 180,000 islands in the world. A good refuge for a few tower that be folk; as lonesome as Is.


I'm sure the publisher (govt. intelligence asset) took much pleasure, in hearing the complaints, as few as there were.
Seems innocent enough though why such a 'large' island?

Surveyors get lonely too; like to play games and fool around as anyone else.
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Is it me or does anyone find it strange that this story has gone viral everywhere?

maybe it's a secret stealth ship????
I dunno this is a weird one alright.





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