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Google finds Atlantis, maybe… probably not!

Talk about hype and conspiracy theory! At some point yesterday I received an email saying Atlantis had been found on Google Earth! Unbelievable I thought as I rushed to launch Google Earth and enter the coordinates 31 15’15.53N 24 15’30.53W – to my surprise it indeed did look like a road or street system on the sea bed. But, after zooming in and out a bit to get my bearings, I realised that if this really was evidence of an ancient road system or street plan, then the Atlantians must have be huge!

Atlantis? Probably not as the roads or streets would be huge! Note 30 mile long Madeira, top right.

If you look at the screen grab above, you will see the alleged Atlantis at the bottom left. It is worth noting similar lines near the middle and to the right, but more interestingly is the islands near the top right. That’s Madeira, the largest island of the Portuguese archipelago and approximately 30 miles (57 km) long by 13 miles (22 km) wide.

Putting that into perspective makes it hard to believe that this could be Atlantis, no matter how hard you try. Shame though, as it is near one of the most likely locations (see Location hypotheses of Atlantis).

What does Google say? Well to quote the last paragraph from CNET, and because I don’t really want to waist my time with this anymore:

When it comes to Atlantis, Google totally had to rain on everyone’s parade. “It’s true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth, including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an ancient Roman villa,” a statement from Google read. “In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.”

External Links (there are loads! Go search):
OMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis?
Google rejects Atlantis discovery claims
Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?
Google dismisses ‘Atlantis find’
Lost city of Atlantis found on Google Earth?


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In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

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  1. 5 minute 50 second mark. Check it out.

    7 minute 5 second mark. Check it out.

    This documentary was made before Google’s Earth’s cover up.

    People keep saying the grooves would be roads miles wide.
    Can you people not make the connection to man made canals?
    Stop taking down anything the media feeds you.
    The facts and connections speak for themselves.

    There are obvious motives that can be placed with the cover-up.
    They can commission a team to study it and/or get there first.
    This would be the biggest find in the history of mankind.
    Probably worth 100s of billions and billions of dollars.
    Somebody powerful wants dibs.

    It’s not like this topographic “mistake” was made in the Pacific Ocean.
    It was made just beyond the Pillars of Hercules (as Plato stated).
    And nowhere else in the ocean did Google make this “error”.

    Throughout history, we’ve been seduced into a drunken stupor by misleading press-releases and cover-ups.

    We haven’t heard the last of this yet.
    In our lifetime, the truth about this site will no longer be held down.

    I hope an independent team gets there first.
    But I’m betting those waters are off limits and permits are impossible to get.

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