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HOAX – ‘Google Earth Finds SOS From Woman Stranded on Deserted Island’
Is this story fact, or fiction? Let's start with the original story. Typically, kids spending inordinate amounts of time on the computer is deemed useless by the majority of people, including myself. This is one of those rare cases in which a kid who decided to veg out on the computer accomplished something incredible. As this kid from Minnesota was looking around on Google Earth , something caught his eye. He saw an " SOS " dug into the sand of a small, deserted island.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. In March , the now-defunct Newshound web site published an article positing that a woman named Gemma Sheridan, who was lost in a storm in and had spent seven years on a deserted island, was finally rescued when the SOS sign she made on a beach was picked up by and spotted in images captured by Google Earth:. My hope was that perhaps a plane might fly over and see [my SOS sign], but in all my time on the island, I had not seen 1 single plane fly over. Fast forward a couple more years:. I woke up 1 morning to the sound of a plane flying over me which was unusually low, I could not believe it, I thought it was a dream. I ran to the beach screaming and waving my arms like a lunatic, the plane flew over 2 or 3 more times and then dropped a small package.
The extraordinary story of Gemma Sheridan, a woman from Liverpool saved by Google Earth after seven years stranded on a desert island, has whipped up a storm among social media users – despite being quite spectacularly fake. Posted on the website scopenitout.com, it claimed Ms.
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A reoccurring modern day urban legend purports that a person stranded on a desert island for a number of years was found after an Internet user spotted their SOS sign on Google Earth. Truly a fascinating tale for the digital age, but the claim an eagle-eyed Internet user spotted a SOS sign on Google Earth leading to the rescue of its creator are sadly tales of pure fiction.
The extraordinary story of Gemma Sheridan, a woman from Liverpool saved by Google Earth after seven years stranded on a desert island, has whipped up a storm among social media users — despite being quite spectacularly fake. Posted on the website News-Hound. According to the tale, she awoke to find herself on the beach of a remote island. Aside from the fairly incredible details involved in the story, the conspiracy theory and rumour-debunking website Waffles at Noon has pointed out a wide range of issues that show it is quite clearly a hoax. The website News-Hound.
This story was first published on March 20, Circulating report that features an image depicting an SOS sign drawn on the ground and viewed from a high altitude, claims that the sign was made by a woman stranded on a deserted island for 7 years. The report is untrue. The event described never took place. The uncropped image shows buildings and roadways and clearly does not depict a deserted island.