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26th Dec '15 12:52:52 AM Yalsaris63
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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. One is used as a 'town' of sorts, and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].
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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. [[ThrivingGhostTown One is used as a 'town' of sorts, sorts]], and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].
26th Dec '15 12:45:29 AM Yalsaris63
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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. One is used as a 'town' of sorts, and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].
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* There are a number of rusted, wrecked barges in ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}: ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'' in previously low-waters that have now turned into swamps and marshes. One is used as a 'town' of sorts, and others are hiding places for other Stalker gangs, or Stalkers trying to find somewhere to rest, away from the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou weather, wildlife, or random blowouts/emissions]].
28th Nov '15 2:00:29 PM nombretomado
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* Season 3 of ''SeaQuestDSV'' began with the titular submarine being found in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. Aliens did it.
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* Season 3 of ''SeaQuestDSV'' ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'' began with the titular submarine being found in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. Aliens did it.
11th Sep '15 3:05:20 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* The plot of ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' involves a literal shipwreck in the Sahara which is supposed to be loaded with confederation gold coins of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.
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* The plot of ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' involves a literal shipwreck in the Sahara which is supposed to be loaded with confederation Confederation gold coins of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.
1st Sep '15 6:55:03 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* The very beginning of the first stage of the first game of the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' franchise has the wreck of a submarine in what seems to be land with no sea on sight.
13th Aug '15 7:04:49 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/KultHereticKingdoms'': While not a desert, the city of Kyallisar is a long way from the coast, being built on a bunch of rocky outcroppings in a mountain pass. Some of its buildings, however, are obviously repurposed wooden ships.
25th Jul '15 8:36:51 PM N.Harmonik
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[[caption-width-right:350:There was asea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:There was asea a sea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]
21st Jul '15 11:06:54 PM SSJMagus
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[[caption-width-right:350:There was a sea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:There was a sea asea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]]

[[caption-width-right:350:There was a sea here. [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's gone now.]]]] * Noah's Ark is said in ''Literature/TheBible'' to have come to rest atop the Mountains of Ararat (which is presumed to include Mount Ararat in modern-day Turkey, but nobody knows for sure) after the Great Flood receded.

* TruthInTelevision: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea Aral Sea]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Chad Lake Chad]] were once ''much'' larger than they are now. When the Aral dried up, it grounded a number of large steel-hulled ships on what is now both sand and grassland with no water visible in any direction. ** Aral used to be even smaller, until Kazakhstan dammed away the Lesser Aral and limited its water consumption (for irrigating the cotton fields), so it started slowly filling again. So maybe those hulks on the shores of Lesser Aral may finally return to their element someday.
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* TruthInTelevision: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea Aral Sea]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Chad Lake Chad]] were once ''much'' larger than they are now. The Aral has shrunk by about 90%, and Lake Chad by 95%. When the Aral dried up, it grounded a number of large steel-hulled ships on what is now both sand and grassland with no water visible in any direction. direction. This is less prevalent in Lake Chad since even before its shrinkage it was an extremely shallow lake (no deeper than 11 meters/36 feet) despite having a surface area of over 10,000 square miles. ** Aral used to be even smaller, until Kazakhstan dammed away the Lesser Aral and limited its water consumption (for irrigating the cotton fields), so it started slowly filling again. So maybe those hulks on the shores of Lesser Aral may finally return to their element someday. The Greater Aral on the other hand might never recover, as it's largely in Uzbekistan which just doesn't seem to care.

* Salton Sea, after it was abandoned in the 60s, suffered some flooding but mostly receding shorelines, leaving many abandoned boats (probably already sunk on the bottom by the time they were dried out) marooned high and dry on cracked, parched earth far from water. The fact that the Salton Sea is artificial to begin with, having been created by an irrigation accident in the 1920s, helps explain this.
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* Salton Sea, after it was abandoned in the 60s, suffered some flooding but mostly receding shorelines, leaving many abandoned boats (probably already sunk on the bottom by the time they were dried out) marooned high and dry on cracked, parched earth far from water. The fact that the Salton Sea is artificial to begin with, having been created by an irrigation accident in the 1920s, helps explain this. Unfortunately the circumstances of its abandonment and subsequent drying out have also left the former Salton Sea highly toxic.
21st Jul '15 10:49:39 PM SSJMagus
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While [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadi_Al-Hitan parts of the Sahara actually were once part of the Mediterranean Sea]], this was well before ships (or even humans) existed and thus a literal Saharan shipwreck is exceedingly unlikely.
14th Jul '15 6:38:17 AM DeepRed
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The fact that the ship has run aground can mean a lot of things about the desert or setting. Mundane explanations include receding shorelines due to climate change or a typhoon/tropical storm/tornado. Weirder possibilities include but aren't limited to: a TeleporterAccident, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt having come [[AfterTheEnd and gone]], the captain being [[EpicFail that bad of a navigator]], the place where all the stuff the NegativeSpaceWedgie sucks up gets dumped, or any of a hundred other possibilities.
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The fact that the ship has run aground can mean a lot of things about the desert or setting. Mundane explanations include [[GaiasLament receding shorelines due to climate change change]] or a typhoon/tropical storm/tornado. Weirder possibilities include but aren't limited to: a TeleporterAccident, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt having come [[AfterTheEnd and gone]], the captain being [[EpicFail that bad of a navigator]], the place where all the stuff the NegativeSpaceWedgie sucks up gets dumped, or any of a hundred other possibilities.
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