I was exploring Google Maps and came across this really strange (unnamed) man-made island. You can just see it here, as the perfectly round dot, to
middle, bottom, right hand side of the sea…
Search: Gedney Drove End
And move far right, is perfectly circular. Apologise for no pic, my ATS upload won’t upload.
It is not called Gedney Island (which is in the U.S).
It seems to be a good 4 kilometres out to sea, and 200 meters by 200 meters, with a volcano shaped centre of 125 meters diameter.
Here’s some information I could find about it…
The flat circular island out to sea is in fact man made and built in
1972 as an experimental reservoir for storing fresh water. Now it is home to a
range of seabirds, and beyond is the Norfolk coast line.
"1972: a feasibility study commissioned by the Government to build a
barrage across half of The Wash to capture the freshwater from the
four main rivers, to improve navigation through sea locks, to provide
recreational facilities and an area of land for a power station, etc.
was undertaken. This led to the circular trial bank/bund being built
to the east of Sutton Bridge and the Nene. The purpose of which was to
act as reservoirs but the report concluded it would be too costly. "
Err… Yeah! Expensive experimental water reservoir (in a country called England) where it rains heavily & frequently.
I’m not in the business of giving away my country’s military secrets, nor would want too BUT
This explanation surely leaves much to be desired? Besides if it’s visible on Google Maps it’s hardly top secret.
Any idea what purpose(s) such an island could have?
Could it still be in use today?
It certainly seems like a structure very easy to quickly defend (high raised banks and all) and is facing the side of the ocean the Russians might
have been tempted to land on. But why defend there? And what an expensive way to spend money in an age of nuclear weapons? It also lacks internal
barriers against shrapnel.
I Tend to Wonder…
If something horrid, that needed cooling, was buried there i.e. something radioactive?
Just a guess…
edit on 090705 by Liberal1984 because: (no reason given)