When we think of an island, we imagine a wonderland with beautiful beaches, white sand, clear water and exotic cocktails. Let’s not forget that wet, shiny, hot babe; am I right? However, there are some weird places out there; some people just love to experience the creeps. Here are the strangest islands in the whole world.
10. The Isola La Gaiola, Italy
The Isola La Gaiola, off the coast of Naples, Italy, is supposed to be cursed after extremely bad luck or untimely deaths befalls its owners. I guess all that can’t be just a coincidence.
9. The Private Getaway For A Secret Society, USA
Deer Island is known that serves as a private getaway for a secret society. It is one of the American islands located within the Saint Lawrence River, in the town of Alexandria, New York. There have been some that have reported the area to be a run-down “dump”; Deer Island, like Skull and Bones, remains shrouded in mystery.
8. Rabbit Island, Japan
Ōkunoshima Island, also known as Usaga Jima or “Rabbit Island,” is home to hundreds of friendly, feral rabbits that hide the fact that this place was a production site for Japan’s chemical weapons before and during the Second World War.
7. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
La Isla de las Muñecas, also known as “The Island of the Dolls,” is located in the canals of Xochimico, near Mexico City. It is a shrine dedicated to a little girl who died in the canals under mysterious circumstances. Odd, right?
6. The Volcano Point “Inception”, Philippines
Vulcan Island or Vulcan Point, located in the Philippines, is the geographical equivalent to the 2012 film, Inception. At the top of this volcano is a basin, filled with water and creates a crater lake, the largest of its kind in the world. At the center of the crater lake is a tiny island, Vulcan Point, which is one of the Taal Volcano’s cones. Marvelous!
5. The Graveyard of the Atlantic
Sable island, 100 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia, sits smack dab in the middle of what is known as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” This place is known for a multitude of shipwrecks and wild horses. Only 26 miles in length and just 1 mile wide, this is where you’ll find around 475 shipwrecks and over 400 wild horses.
4. The Snake Island, Brazil
Ilha de Queimada Grande, also known as “Snake Island,” is located about 90 miles from the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It’s estimated anywhere from 2000-5000 venomous snakes live on the 106 acre property. I’m not going there, ever!
3. The Crabs Island, Australia
Christmas Island is an Australian territory located in the Indian Ocean. The approximately 135 square kilometer location was named after the day it was discovered in 1643. The interesting thing about it is that this island where 120 million crabs make their migratory journey to the ocean.
2. The Cat Island, Japan
Tashirojima Island, known more commonly as “Cat Island” is a place where cats are considered good luck; located near Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture, this is one place for cat people.
1. The Cursed Pacific Paradise, north Pacific
Palmyra, an idyllic paradise in the north Pacific, is known for its stunning beauty, but also has a reputation as being a cursed place imbued with evil, dogged by stories of supernatural events, curious mysteries, and unexplainable happenings since it was discovered in 1798. I guess beauty may be dangerous, after all.