Weird 'blacked out' island on Google Maps sparks wild conspiracy theories 1 month ago

Weird 'blacked out' island on Google Maps sparks wild conspiracy theories

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Conspiracy theories are raging online once again after people spotted an island on Google Maps that appears to have been completely blacked out.

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Holes in conspiracy theories are as common as the theories themselves, and this mysterious island is no different.

The below image suggests that the elusive peninsula is actually an atoll – a ring-shaped mass of coral or land that usually has a lagoon in the centre.

Lagoon

The exact location of the island is currently unknown, which obviously adds to the mystery of the situation.

With a pitch-black centre, the mass appears to have waves crashing against its circumference. The interest is certainly in the blackened lagoon, leading people to question whether it's a cover-up of sorts.

Google Maps occasionally blacks out areas it's not permitted to show, hence why crazy theories are starting to circulate. But it could also be human error or potentially even a technical issue.

Users on Reddit, the home of many conspiracy theories, are eating it up.

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One user said: "My first thought was that it's censored. It wouldn't make sense for a natural formation to be black like that in such a shallow, small atoll/island."

And so the plot thickens.

Other users are throwing around the hollow earth theory, a missile silo, and even an inter-dimensional portal.

But not everyone is buying into the craze.

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"OK so the real answer is the blue colour around the island is a painted-in color so the oceans look uniform in the maps," writes one party-pooper.

"Islands are added by erasing some of that blue to let the satellite image show through.

"Sometimes they do a sloppy job. So what you are seeing moving inward is: artificial ocean colour, real ocean with waves, beach, island.

"As for the shape, idk man islands come in all shapes and sizes I don't discriminate".

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Anyone for a trip to an undisclosed island?