There are reports by the Italian Scoperta Insitito, that a new rock formation has been discovered 180 miles east off the island of Malta. It’s been described as one of the most fascinating discoveries since the sightings and subsequent confirmation of the indigenous Zukitu tribes off Papua New Guinea.
The rock formation is approximately 70km2.
Rafael Iki, from the Oceanico Topograpia Group commented. ‘This is truly spectacular, we’ve always believed until now that there’s been an almost complete understanding of what lies at least above the ocean floor in terms of land mass, but this discovery has turned everything upside down. The very fact that we are in 2016 and we have missed this is extremely exciting.
The Island has for now been named Ikibu, by the OTG and is yet to be fully explored. ‘We have come across signs of life through several camps we suspect have been forged from a species similarly linked to Dhalidris apes, but at present are not one hundred percent sure as to whether they still inhabit the island. We do know that there is a number of precious artifacts littered across the island.
Our main priority is ensuring that we can protect the perimeter of the Ikibu Island until we have investigated fully. Once this is complete we will be opening up to the general public’ Commented Rafael.
We are expecting a statement from governmental bodies shortly confirming the discovery. As it is still not officially yet acknowledged as an independent land mass, there is some clarity required as to whether the island is Maltese or Italian.
‘The strange thing is that when we talk about the history of Ikibu, we have no idea where to start, we only got back to mainland this afternoon after the initial discovery, most parts are largely unexplored. We did manage to bring back some Spanish coins with us, and believe they date back to the 17th century.’
From initial inspection the island seems to have similar but varying climates to neighboring islands such as Sicily and Malta, we believe this is down to its potential volcanic routes and the surrounding reef.
‘We’re incredibly lucky to be in a position in this day and age to discover something so great. I have taken some of the most amazing pictures of my life and we will head back tonight to continue our investigations.’ Commented Rafael from the OTG
The Malta Record will continue to provide updates as they come.