Man claims ownership of newly formed island off Cape Hatteras NS; park says, "Mmmmmmm I don't think so"

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) — The buzz of the beach on Hatteras Island is not up at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, it is down under the surface of the water. The talk of the town is what is found at the shores of a newly formed island off the coast of Cape Point south of Buxton.

The name given by locals is “Shelly Island” because of all the shells that wash up with each new high tide and each new day. There are thousands and thousands of shells and they are replenished every day.

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