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Hy-Brasil: The “Phantom Island” That Hasn’t Been Seen Since 1872

IFL Science

By James Felton

Senior Staff Writer

Jul 27, 2022 7:28 AM
An old legend, dating back to at least 1325, describes an island off the West coast of Ireland called Hy-Brasil. Like Atlantis, the island has been impossible to locate. Unlike Atlantis, there are some fairly recent accounts (admittedly, mainly of the “somewhat dubious” variety) of such an island by experienced explorers, plus nautical charts over hundreds of years showing Hy-Brasil’s purported location.