Atlantis spotted on Google Earth?

I couldn’t miss this one. It didn’t take long  after Google released its seafloor imagery to its Earth and Maps products for someone to claim the discovery of nothing less than Atlantis itself! Ah, and again it wasn’t me…

Take a closer look at the Atlantic Ocean floor area:


On the left, a grid-like structure is clearly visible. I also spotted a similar “grid” east of the main one (yes, I called it!) and some more off the west coast of Ireland.

However, it may all be a false alarm. Google said that:

 “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.”

I’m keeping my fingers crossed though. I’m waiting for Discovery Channel, bounty hunters and reality showmen to swarm the place now as I think this patch of open ocean is international waters. Finders keepers!

  • http://none graham fyfe

    If these patterns are the results of sonar measurements, why are they so localised?
    I don’t see such patterns anywhere else.
    What did Google find so interesting that caused it to patrol up and down this particular spot?

  • Melodie Bowman

    Ah yes, I wonder too why they had boats so focused on this area of it is just nothing but “boat tracks.” I have been able to see boat tracks in other areas on Google Earth, but none so well defined as these are. If it is boat tracks, they must have been looking for something there. 

  • Joan H-Greenleafseer

    I dream about Atlantis and the entrance of the door way to the pyramid. This could be the place. If any one is interested to talk about it my email is