Some islands have a reputation for being scary or gloomy. These locations could be well-known because of eerie or terrifying folklore, noteworthy occasions, or difficult surroundings.
Poveglia Island (Italy): Considered to be among the world’s most haunted islands, Poveglia Island has a reputation for being haunted by ghosts and has previously served as a quarantine facility and a mental hospital.
Hashima Island (Japan): Also known as “Battleship Island,” Hashima Island is a defunct coal mining operation with an eerie ambiance, dilapidated structures, and a history of unfavourable working conditions.
The Izu Islands (Japan): A series of volcanic islands that frequently experience volcanic activity, including eruptions and the release of toxic gases. In example, Miyakejima, an uninhabited island, has seen evacuations because of volcanic risks.
Near New York City is North Brother Island (United States):which formerly housed a quarantine hospital before becoming a centre for addiction treatment. It is now closed to the public and abandoned.
Ramree Island (Myanmar): The Battle of Ramree Island, an action that occurred there during World War II, made Ramree Island famous. According to legend, thousands of Japanese soldiers who were attempting to flee the British Army were slaughtered by saltwater crocodiles.
Gruinard Island (Scotland): During World War II, anthrax trials for biological weapons took place on Gruinard Island. Despite being decontaminated, it was abandoned for a long time out of concern for any lingering pollution.
Mexico’s Isla de las Muecas, or “Island of the Dolls”:Covered in a bevy of eerie dolls that are strung from buildings and trees. Don Julian Santana, the property’s custodian, claimed to be tormented by the ghost of a drowned girl, so he converted it into a spooky attraction.
Pukapuka (Cook Islands): Pukapuka is linked to a number of myths and legends, including those involving mutating animals and unexplained disappearances.
Socotra Island (Yemen): Socotra Island is renowned for its uncommon plant and animal species and its extraordinary and surreal variety. Its alien-like scenery has drawn similarities to the scenery from science-fiction movies.