Most people consider islands as a beautiful and one of the best places to spend a vacation, but did you know that there are some islands on this planet that you once go to, you probably will not return, not in one piece or not alive. Surprisingly, most of these islands have become dangerous through human activity, while only a few are dangerous due to natural causes. Here are 10 of these deadliest and most dangerous islands that you should never set foot on.
10th Island Poveglia: Venice, Italy
It is a small island between Venice and Lido in northern Italy. The island has a pretty dark history. The island is said to have black pits where the plague victims were buried after being quarantined here. Roughly estimated, over 100,000 people have died here. In 1922, the island also became a home for the mentally handicapped, in which a doctor allegedly experimented on patients with raw lobotomies. Later, he committed suicide as he jumped off a tower, claiming he had been driven mad by the ghosts.
The island is now completely abandoned as many people are scared to get there due to paranormal activity and eerie noises. The island was also featured in paranormal shows such as Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.
. 9 Bikini Atoll: Marshall Islands
This island is located in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Marshall Islands. In 1946, his entire population was evacuated to the neighboring island because the United States had to carry out their nuclear tests there. 23 nuclear explosions, including a hydrogen bomb, were bombed until 1958. Although half a century has passed, the food grown here is still contaminated. Make sure you never get stranded on this island if the sea could not kill you, the food will.
. 8 Miyake-jima and Izu Islands: Japan
Miyake-Jima is a small Japanese island on which the volcano Mount Oyama erupted recently from 2000 to 2004. That's a lot of time! The volcano has still left poisonous sulfur fumes, and when they reach a certain level, an alarm sounds, urging residents to wear gas masks. Another island, Izu, also faces the same circumstances, but here residents must wear gas masks around the clock, or die from complications due to severe contamination. This is a hard life!
. 7 Ilha da Queimada Grande: Brazil
The Ilha de Queimada Grande is a small island off the Brazilian coast. It is also known as the Snake Island. The island is home to the poisonous and endangered golden lance-headed otter. The snakes were trapped on the island as the rising sea level obscured the land connecting the island to the mainland. This has led them to adapt to the environment and achieve rapid population growth, now there are thousands. What a happy ending for these endangered species! The poison of this snake can melt human tissues and flesh and cause brain bleeding, kidney failure, and immediate death. The Brazilian Navy has excluded the public from this island. Only a few specially sanctioned scientific research teams are allowed to participate there. There was once a lighthouse with men there, but now it was automated.
. 6 Ramree Island: Burma
The Ramree Island in Burma has no pleasant history. During the Second World War, the Japanese were defeated by the British and tried to flee through the swamp of the island. They did not know that the island's main population was saltwater crocodiles. There are thousands of them. Not a single soldier escaped and all 400 were captured alive by the predators. (According to one report, some of the soldiers survived the crocodiles and later died of dehydration or diarrhea). The Guinness Book of the World Record has described the incident as the greatest catastrophe that humans have suffered through animals.
. 5 Enewetak Atoll: Marshall Islands
Also this island fell into the US Nuclear Test. During the Cold War, more than 30 megatons of TNT had exploded. In 1977 and 1980, a concrete dome called Runit Dome was built to separate the radioactive debris and contaminated soils. However, the Renut Dome is deteriorating and can be broken by a typhoon at any time. The sediments present in the lagoon are even more contaminated than the elements that are in the dome. This is a dangerously funny situation.
. 4 Reunion Island: Indian Ocean
This island has been inhabited since the 17th century. The island is incredibly beautiful and a tourist attraction. The problem is that the water has a large number of sharks! In 2011 and 2015, 17 shark attacks were reported, 7 of which were fatal. In 2013, swimming, surfing and bodyboarding were prohibited on more than half of the coast. The prefect of Reunion also announced that 45 bull sharks and 45 tiger sharks are being killed from the water. Well, that's good news, but swim around at your own risk.
. 3 Gruinard Island: Scotland
The oval, small Scottish island had a total of 6 inhabitants in 1881, but was inhabited since the 1920s. The island was locked up due to the British government's biological warfare experiments. The scientists experimented with the Anthrax Bacterium, which killed all animal species on the island and contaminated the soil. It was considered expensive to decontaminate it for public visits, but was disinfected in the 20th century. Until 2007, no anthrax was found in the herds, but the population is still zero.
. 2 North Sentinel Andaman Island: India
The Sentinel Andaman Island is a lonely island in the Andaman Sea outside of India. The Sentinelese live in the north of the island and reject any contact with the outside world. They are the last humans untouched by modern civilization. And they prefer to be left alone in their own little world. They greet the visitors with spears and arrows and it was reported that no outsider came out alive. In 2006, two Indian fishermen were killed by the natives when their boat accidentally floated too close to the island. The tribe survived the earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004 and chased the help with stones and arrows on the helicopters. Their population is estimated at about 50 to 400 people. The Indian government has declared the island and the surrounding waters a restricted area and restricted area.
. 1 Vozrozhdeniya Island: Uzbekistan
The island of Voz floats in the Aral Sea Its territory is divided between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. In 1948, a top-secret Soviet laboratory was built there, experimenting with biological weapons and testing various types of substances such as smallpox, anthrax, plague, brucellosis, and tularemia. In 1971, the smallpox was accidentally released from the lab, infecting ten people and eventually killing three of them. When the secrecy was compromised in the 1990s by a defector of the Soviets, the islanders were evacuated and the base completely abandoned until 1991. She became a ghost town. Many of the abandoned containers have not been properly destroyed or sealed and have developed leaks in the last decade. Although many of the sites were decontaminated until 2002, the island still scares people to live on it.