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Offline Weaver

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Phantom Islands
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:29:05 am »
If you're looking for a what-if location to centre your what-if backstory around, here's a website that lists 'phantom islands' that have appeared on maps and charts in the past, but have apparently disappeared since or never existed in the first place:

http://andrewpekler.com/phantom-islands/

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Re: Phantom Islands
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 02:03:29 am »
Very interesting.  Well worth a visit.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Phantom Islands
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 05:25:36 am »
I'm liking the look of Londons Island in the Indian Ocean as a launch site for a British space program.

There's also a couple of phantom islands near-ish the Falklands (they're probably misidentifications of the actual Falklands) that would interestingly complicate an AU version of 1982's events or any putative future re-run.
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