5 Islands to which a trip can be deadly: Traveling to islands around the world is fun, relaxing, and rewarding. So it is, but there are places in the world where it is better not to meddle.5 Islands to which a trip can be deadlyTop 5 Islands a trip which can be deadly: Traveling to islands around the world is fun, relaxing, and rewarding. So it is, but there are places in the world where it is better not to meddle.
5 Islands to which a trip can be deadly
- Ilha de Queimada Grande, Brazil
Ilha de Queimada – Grande or Snake Island, as it is also called, is almost the most terrible place on earth. Especially if you, like Indiana Jones, are deathly afraid of snakes.
It is said that over 5 snakes per square meter live on the island. But these are not just snakes, they are pitted vipers called Golden Spears. They have one of the deadliest poisons in the world. Visiting the island is prohibited by order of the Brazilian authorities. And this is the case when we would advise you to comply with the ban.
- Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island is located about 1000 km off the southeast coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. It was named after a pirate and has been claimed at one time or another by France, the US, the UK, and Mexico.
It seems that no one wants to have anything to do with this island these days. Previously, the island was inhabited, and the inhabitants depended on food supplies from the continent. During the Mexican Civil War, food supplies stopped. People started dying. The last surviving man, Victoriano Alvarez, decided, as he believed, to perform an “act of mercy.” Namely, to relieve the suffering of women and children by killing them. However, he eventually died. The surviving women and children were later rescued, but the island has been infamous ever since and remains uninhabited.
- Izu Islands, Japan
This island has experienced six volcanic eruptions in the 20th century. Residents were completely evacuated several times. The last two times were in 1953 and in 2000. In 2005 people were allowed to return to the island. Currently, they are not as worried about lava or eruptions as they are about the concentration of sulfuric gas in volcanoes.
Imagine that you live somewhere where you have to carry a gas mask with you at all times. This is how the people of Izu have been living for the last fifteen years. If the sulfur concentration gets too high, a siren sounds, and everyone is required to use chemical protection. And one more thing, the island is located in the middle of three tectonic plates, and an earthquake occurs here about once every ten years.
- Gruinard Island, Scotland
Well, if nature scares you, imagine what a person can do. Gruinard Island is located just 1.1 km off the northwest coast of Scotland. However, this did not prevent the British military from arranging an ecological disaster here. During World War II, the British began testing the dangers of anthrax. They detonated canker spore bombs on the island to test their effect on local sheep. Not surprisingly, all the sheep died.
However, years later, the anthrax spores, unlike the unfortunate sheep, survived and continued to thrive. Out of a lot of wits, the government flooded the island with 280 tons of formaldehyde sometime in the 1990s, thinking it would fix the situation. Today they claim that the island is safe. But, since inhaling anthrax spores is fatal to humans in about 95% of cases, no one wants to test it.
- North Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal, India
If snakes and chemicals don’t scare you, people might. Although North Sentinel Island is surrounded by incredibly clear and transparent water, coral reefs, and white sandy beaches, there are no all-inclusive resorts or dive sites. An island the size of Manhattan is home to one of the most hostile tribes on the planet.
The Sentinelese tribe is one of the least hospitable people. It resists and rejects any contact with foreigners. Most of the people who tried to get in touch with the members of the tribe were killed. In 2006, the tribe killed two fishermen who accidentally approached the island, and a helicopter attempting to retrieve their bodies was struck by arrows. A 3-mile security zone has been established around the island and, as on Ilha de Queimada Grande, we would advise you to follow orders.