This Island Never Existed

Despite appearing on maps for over a century, Sandy Island never actually existed.

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  1. My guess. It was a map makers trademark; back then to claim that they were the one who made the map the map maker would inject fake islands or such. What likely happened is a map maker made the fake island, a whaler saw it and claimed they saw it. and other map makers included it.

  2. Have you seen Paper Towns? The concept was that map makers used to show fake locations on their maps so that they can catch the people who counterfeit their maps. I think that's how Sandy stayed.

  3. I feel like I'm the only person who gets skeezed out by this guy. His videos are HUGELY deceptive if you look into the actual"facts" behind them, he doesn't wash his hair and now wtf does he have on top of his head??

    Also, I haven't watched the video yet, but there was a coral reef in Japan that was listed as an island. Being remote and desolate, no one paid it much attention. Until recently that is, when they discovered it was no longer there. They think it sank back into the ocean due to climate change pressures as well as tectonic plate movement. So, if it's that island he's referring to, that's the story. Carry on…

  4. People intentionally add fake artifacts to maps so that they can sue if another mapmaker produces a map with the same mistake in it. It shows that the map was clearly copied and so they can pursue legal action. That was a big thing a venture ago.

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