Jan 4, 2008

Matthew Island

Thanks to Joe for the following.

I found something regarding Find 815 that I thought was interesting, but I'm not sure it is relevant.
I was looking at the map today and was looking at the south pacific (particularly near Sydney and Fiji.) As I was looking, the word MATTHEW popped up.

It's an extremely small island right near Fiji. It is very small. Here are some links:
Wiki - Matthew Island
Google Maps

I don't know if it has anything to do with the ARG, but I found it ironic that it was the password and near Fiji.


Sawyers_Stash said...

I think thats a pretty cool find. For sure.
A little to coincidental. I hope you found something!!!

Erik said...

Even more coincidental that the island was disovered by a boat named 'Charlotte" (wiki)

shamballa108 said...

Apart from the fact it is a dry, arid island with no rivers and the French Navy visit it regularly, sure, it could be the island. ;-)

Seriously though, that is an interesting find and almost too coincidental. It's volcanic, near Fiji, it's named Matthew, and the French are involved.

xl0ap said...

Take a look at these pictures ... could this be the island?


Jacob said...

Also notice theres another island right next to it!? Im thinking your on to somethin dude.

cal said...

erik - why is that coincidental?

tdciago said...

Both Matthew and Abaddon are associated with angels. St. Matthew supposedly had an angel dictate his gospel to him, and Abaddon is the "Angel of the Abyss" (called Apollyon by the Greeks).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaddon and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Matthew

With that in mind, there is an island called St. Matthew Island, also known as a phantom island:

"St Matthew Island is an island once thought to lie roughly one thousand kilometers northeast of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. It appeared on navigational charts until as late as the early twentieth century. It was supposedly located at approximately 2°S 8°W, and was alleged to have been discovered by Garcia Jofre Loyosa on 20 October 1525 while on a voyage to the Moluccas, though it was shown and named on several maps going back to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It appeared on early Portuguese charts and world maps, and appears on Ortelius' 1570 map of the African continent Africa Tabula Nova. It thereafter regularly featured on charts and maps, and though it began to disappear from charts starting in the early nineteenth century, it was not completely removed from charts until the early twentieth century."

Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_island

hdfan said...

It is interesting that Matthew and Hunter are "uninhabited volcanic islands". Sounds like a good candidate for our Eyeland.

Tevildo said...

For awhile I was considering the Aurora Islands as a possible location, as they are also phantom islands. The main problem is that they were supposedly located in the South Atlantic. I didn't give it much thought until I realized that the nearest two landmasses to the reported location of the Auroras were the Shag Rocks and... Black Rock.