I Sleed to Neep

…or something like that


The Doclopedia #1,058

Islands of Adventure: The Island In The Mist

On Earth 28, in the middle (or thereabouts) of Lake Superior, there is an island that only appears once or twice every year. Because it only seems to show up when the fog is dense, it has earned the name “The Island In The Mist”.

Actual facts about the island are pretty sparse, since it not only moves around, but changes size and shape. First sighted by French explorers in the early 1700’s, it has been encountered and even explored many dozens of times. The latest exploration took place two years ago (1917) and was jointly funded by Canada and United States. A team of 25 people explored an island that was three miles long, one mile wide and covered in a forest of towering ferns that haven’t existed elsewhere on Earth in 90 million years. The animal life all seemed more or less modern, but samples were taken anyway. As with all of the appearances of the island, it faded away by noon, having been here only 18 hours.

At other times, the island has been much different. Some examples include…

Being 9 miles by 4 miles and Almost devoid of all life except large cannabalistic crustaceans.

Having a population of 4 ft. tall albino Asians who spoke no known language.

Being only a mile across and containing a beautiful estate that was home to no living humans, but many ghosts. Half of the ten man expedition never came back.

It has been a volcano at least 17 times.

At one point in 1730, two brothers who were part of an expedition got lost and were on the island when it vanished. 18 years later, the same island reappeared and the brothers left it on a makeshift raft. They had been 20 and 22 in 1730. In 1748, they were 14 and 16 and could remember nothing of their time on the island.

In 1820, the island was home to small dinosaurs.

In 1869, it was 10 miles across and inhabited by women 15 feet tall.

As stated above, the island is always near the exact center of the lake, but can be up to 10 miles in any direction from the actual center.