Mysterious ghost island called Sandy, supposedly located in the Pacific between Australia and New Caledonia, shows up on Google Maps and on marine charts, but Australian scientists say that does not exist.
The phantom island has featured on charts for at least a decade, but when scientists from the University of Sydney went to visit Sandy Island, it was no where to be found.
Scientist Maria Seton of the University of Sydney, who was on the ship, said:
“We wanted to check it out because the navigation charts on board the ship showed a water depth of 1,400m in that area – very deep.
It’s on Google Earth and other maps so we went to check and there was no island. We’re really puzzled. It’s quite bizarre.
How did it find its way onto the maps? We just don’t know, but we plan to follow up and find out.”