In 2017 it’s hard to believe any surface of the earth remains undiscovered.
But the waters surrounding the Bermuda Triangle have produced no shortage of shocking activity.
A new island has formed off the coast of North Carolina in the United States.
The tip of Cape Point in Buxton began to surface in spring and now it spans more than 400ft wide.
New island – Shelly Island has emerged off the coast of North Carolina
To the east of the island is Bermuda and just below that, the mysterious Bermuda Triangle
Dubbed by locals as Shelly Island, the land mass stretches one mile in length.
It received its moniker thanks to the dumping of shells at its sandy shores.
To the east of the island is Bermuda and just below that, the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
The new addition to North Carolina’s coastline has reeled in eager tourists and scientists from all over the world.
New island – the North Carolina sandbar has emerged northwest of the Bermuda Triangle
But local experts have warned the public away from the island due to various elements of danger.
Giant sharks and stingrays have been spotted in the waters around Shelly.
Extremely strong currents also surround the island and are part of the reason it formed.
Experts say the landmass will come and go over the next year as it’s weathered by nature’s elements.
New island – Shelly Island is the tip of Cape Point in Buxton, North Carolina
To the east of North Carolina’s coast lies the island of Bermuda.
It’s located in the same infamous waters as the Bermuda Triangle, which has long been shrouded in mystery.
Just last month a plane carrying a family-of-four disappeared over the Triangle mid-flight.
The twin-engine MU-2B was flying from Puerto Rico when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane, the US Coast Guard said.
Four people from New York, including two children were onboard the plane.