The Pacific Ocean, October, 2012. Scientists aboard a research ship between Australia and New Caledonia set a course for 19 degrees south latitude and 160 degrees east longitude: the location of Sandy Island. But when they arrive, they make a shocking discovery: the island is not there. Digital scientific databases have shown Sandy Island to be 15 miles long and three miles wide, approximately the size of Manhattan. Small islands sometimes disappear due to rising ocean levels, but the researchers find no evidence of a sunken landmass, just ocean waters 4600 feet deep.

“Sandy Island is an island of great mystery. It literally disappeared. According to early eyewitness accounts, including those by Captain Cook in the 1700s, this island clearly existed. And it makes you wonder, how can an island just disappear?  Was it there to begin with? Absolutely it was. There’s eyewitness accounts of it.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Captain James Cook was the first to establish Sandy Island on a map back in 1774. And, in fact, the island still appeared even on modern satellite maps up until 2013 when it was finally removed based on the findings of the University of Sydney. But how could an island that has appeared on maps for over 230 years suddenly disappear?

“There are a number of accounts, um, within folklore and legend of mythical islands. For instance, the Antilles, and others which appeared on ancient maps, and yet, which don’t exist today. So, did they once exist? Do they exist only at certain times? We could be dealing with a phenomena, whereby these islands disappear at certain times and then reappear. Although, is that something that’s natural?  Is this something to do with geology or is this something to do with something more supernatural? This is obviously a mystery which remains to be solved.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

When the University of Sydney findings were first revealed, many scientists insisted that the researchers must have been looking in the wrong place, pointing to the fact that satellites had recorded temperatures in this location consistent with the presence of land. Scientists would later claim that this anomaly was due to errors in the data sets. But how could the temperature data, the satellite images, and numerous other maps dating back to the 18th-century all be in error?

“It’s possible that these islands actually do exist, but they’re somehow being cloaked by whoever might be using the islands. For instance, extraterrestrial visitors could very easily create a light-bending type of device, which could make it appear that an island that was once there is no longer there.”

– Michael Bara (Author, The Choice),
(Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA),
(Ancient Aliens on the Moon), (Ancient Aliens on Mars),
(Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies)

“There are other stories of islands that appear and disappear, and that sometimes there’s a mist around them. There are stories like this around the Samoan Islands. So, you have to wonder if extraterrestrials have some kind of super technology that allows them to cloak islands and make them appear and disappear. It boggles the mind that such a technology would exist, and yet it appears to be so.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods),
(Lost Cities of Ancient Lemuria & the Pacific)

Could extraterrestrials really be using advanced cloaking technology to hide Sandy Island? Some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe there may be an even more incredible explanation behind the disappearance of Sandy Island.

“Things like Sandy Island, that somehow was located, and then when they went to go look for it, is gone. It’s very possible that these aren’t islands, but are some technological device coming up to the surface. Or landing for a little while and going away.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“In ancient Greek mythology, we have these stories of the Asteria; of the falling stars that would fall into the water but they wouldn’t sink. They could, in fact, travel from place to place. Floating islands, so to speak. So, what if, in this particular case, we have a similar story?  Is that really what is happening?”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Is it possible that these phantom islands that appear and disappear are really elaborate alien outposts? And could the extraterrestrials that use them still be here on Earth, waiting to be discovered? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest that further evidence can be found by examining another island that mysteriously disappeared…an island that was said to be home to otherworldly beings.


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