There are some islands around the world that are forbidden to visit. Unlike Ibiza, Malta or Hvar, these islands aren’t known for their wild party spot and spectacular beaches.
Instead, you have to be careful of dangerous creatures, breathe through a gas mask or pray the ship and even makes it to shore. Here are eight deathly islands where you will definitely never desire to reach.
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1. Ilha da Queimada, Brazil
Ilha da Queimada is also known as the Snake Island, located off the coast of Brazil, housing thousands of Golden Lancehead Vipers – and little else. The snakes are among the world’s most poisonous ones, and there is, according to local legend, around five of the crawling animals to every square meter.
or years, the only human resident was a lighthouse keeper, but now the Brazilian Navy has banned all the citizens of the island.
2. Miyake-Jima, Japan
Miyaka-Jima is situated on the islands of Japan. The most marking feature is the active volcano, Mount Oyama, which has erupted quite a few times in recent history. Since the most recent outburst in 2005, the volcano has constantly been leaking poisonous gas, requiring citizens to carry a gas mask at all times. Sirens come into action across the island when the levels of sulfur rise strongly and sharply.
3. Saba, Netherlands Antilles
As per the website of the Caribbean Hurricane Network, the tiny island of Saba has been in the radar of more severe storms in the last 150 years than any other region, including by 15 category three storms and seven category fives. If you ever want to visit this place, it’s advised to head during winters.
4. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands is the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known to be fatal for two reasons, one is nuclear radiation and the other is for sharks.
The site has been the eye-witness of more than 20 nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958. Although in 1997, the island was declared ‘safe.’ But their native residents refused to come back. Eating products are not recommended that are locally grown. Then no chomping or biting on fallen coconuts.
Apart from this, the lack of fishing in the area during the last 65 years means that marine life including sharks – attracts hundreds of divers every year along with many damages and debris in this area.
5. Gruinard Island, Scotland
In the north of Scotland, this small island was used by the British government for biological armed conflict testing during World War II.
Many experiments were done on the uninhabited island using the Excessive toxic anthrax bacterium (virus), which killed hundreds of sheep and forced the island to be confined. In the 1980s, the island was purified by using hundreds of tons of formaldehyde – another potentially dangerous material.
6. Farallon Islands, US
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In between the time period of 1946 and 1970, the sea around the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco was used as a dumping site for radioactive waste. An approximated 47,500 55-gallon (208-liter) steel drums were thrown out here but their exact location and the risk they pose to the environment is not clear.
It’s also concluded that attempting to remove them would result in causing more damage than leaving them untouched. There’s also an extensive elephant seal population, which attracts a number of Great White Sharks. So, at your own risk, go for snorkeling.
7. Ramree Island, Myanmar
Ramree island is situated off the coast of Myanmar (Burma), is famous for a horrific incident that occurred during the Second World War. During 1945, following the fight between British and Japanese armed forces, an estimated 400 Japanese soldiers were forced to escape into the marshes that surround the island, where they were seemingly set upon by the island’s sizeable population of saltwater crocodiles.
The incident is there in the Guinness Book of Records, The Greatest Disaster Suffered [by humans] from Animals. The island houses thousands of saltwater crocodiles, which are world’s largest reptilian predator. They can weigh about 2,000 pounds. The fact is that even a small crocodile can kill a big person. It just not end here as the poisonous scorpions are everywhere as well as mosquitoes carrying malaria.
8. Danger Island
The Danger Island is located 800 kilometers south of the Maldives. The name is thought to derive from the lack of safe landing, which made trips to the island specifically risky for early explorers.
9. Izu Islands, Japan
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The seven Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands found in the Fuji Volcanic Belt that extends from north to south for about 280 miles. A strong odor of sulfur can’t be avoided because of the area’s volcanic nature.
People who used to live there actually departed the area in the year 2000 (and once in 1953) because the levels of gas were through the roof. They were allowed to enter again five years later. It is compulsory to wear masks at all time for the residents of Miyakejima, one of Japan’s Izu Islands.
10. Poveglia Island (Italy)
Poveglia is a small island situated between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. This small canal separates the archipelago into two separate parts. Reportedly, it is known to be the scariest island, as there have been some paranormal activities observed. The island has also been reported to have black pits where the victims of Black Death were buried. As per the estimation, about 100,000 plus people have died here. In 1922, the island was known to be the home of the mental hospital where a doctor allegedly experimented on patients with crude lobotomies.
11. Reunion Island–Indian Ocean.
The water which surrounds the island contains a large number of sharks. Over the last couple of years, Reunion has had twelve shark attacks, and since 2013, it is prohibited to surf around the island.
12. North Sentinel Island–Andaman Islands.
North Sentinel is a detached island in the island of Andaman Sea outside India in the Bay of Bengal. The tribe occupying the island has not so ever contact with the outside world and welcomes the visitors with spears and arrows.
As per the reports, no outsider has come out alive. Two of the fishermen who fell asleep on their boat were killed when they sailed ashore on the archipelago in 2006, and support from the West after the tsunami in 2004 was followed.
13. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Northern Pacific)
The island is covered with tons of plastic junk heaped almost everywhere. Also, it’s considered to be the destructor for the world of aquatic animals. There is a highly toxic level on the island due to a huge amount of plastic dumped here near the sea.
14. Tristan da Cunha (South Africa)
This British island group of Tristan da Cunha stands completely alone in the South Atlantic. It’s the world’s most remote populated island chain — so acutely occupied that when a volcanic outlet erupted in 1961, the entire population escaped to England.
15. Bear Island (Europe North Coast)
Bear Island also known as Bjornoya finds on the southernmost island in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard extending 400 miles north of mainland Europe. It’s an island of barren mountains, nearly zero rainfall, and risk of leakage of radioactive material from the nearby wreck (severely damaged goods) of a nuclear submarine.
16. North Sentinel Island (Myanmar)
The North Sentinel Island in Myanmar is all covered by dangerous reefs. But the scariest part is its inhabitants. The Sentinelese keep themselves out of the modern world, they have nothing to do with it and have again and again rejected the attempts to make peaceful contact.
17. Rockall (Ireland)
Rockall is the tip of an extinct volcano which reached 20 meters (about 65 feet) from sea level, in seas with waves recorded 29 meters high (95 feet). The British Empire in its final territorial receiving, seized Rockall in 1955, supposedly due to fears the Soviets would make a missile battery on it.
18. Bishop Rock (England)
Bishop Rock is designated by Guinness as the World’s Smallest Island with a building on it. It stands at the end of Britain’s Isles of Scilly, where coastal waters pave the way to the ferocity of the Atlantic. In 1847, engineers started making an iron lighthouse there and it was vanished off in a storm.
19. Bouvet (Antarctica)
This is one of the most inhabited and deserted island ever. Its rugged mountains are steep. It’s almost entirely covered by a glacier. In the winters, the sea is fully frozen, and its nearest neighbor is Antarctica which is 1,000 miles to the south. In short, out-of-the-world.
20. Hashima Island (Japan)
Hashima Island could have claimed the title of the most densely-populated destination on the planet. Thousands of Japanese workers along with forced laborers from China and Korea who worked hard in the island’s deep mine shafts during World War II have a long history in the past.
When Japan shifted to petroleum as its main energy source instead of coal, the island was no longer economically usable, and hence abandoned. Most of the massive concrete buildings are still standing, though, which makes this island an atmosphere of a floating ghost town, or an old battleship.
21. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
In the doll island, or called in Spanish, La Isla de las Munecas is one of the creepy islands which is more or less close to Mexico City. The place is overflowing with dolls hanging from the trees. Also, It’s one of the world’s most dangerous island on Earth.