Thursday, October 22, 2009

Can't Find it on the Map?

New Island has been 'suppressed' on most maps, mostly due to a little-known agreement with the US and the old Soviet Union made in the 1940s.

Because of it's strategic value as a tracking station during the Cold War, the American CIA and the Soviet KGB quietly asked map publishers to delete New Island from maps or atlases of the region. To this day, the island does not appear, except on very few copies of the
National Geographic Atlas of the World, Sixth Edition, 1995!

In my copy, New Island shows up only on page 112: