Saturday, December 15
scientists un-discover phantom island
A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to scientists who went searching for it during a geological expedition.
The sizeable phantom island in the Coral Sea is shown as Sandy Island on Google Earth and Google maps and is supposedly midway between Australia and New South Caledonia.
"It's on Google Earth and other maps so we went to check and there was no Sandy Island. We're really puzzled. It's quite bizarre."
A New South Caledonian commentator pointed out that the recent hurricane was named Sandy, just like the missing island. Coincidence? I suspect the hurricane blew its own island away, to balance things up.
Posted by rob at 08:28