Top 10 monstrous and mysterious islands around the world

The island has long been considered a place full of mysteries, but some islands are monstrous, confusing, and terrifying.

Japan’s sacred island is a world heritage site but no woman is allowed to set foot on it.

Okinoshima worships kami and only Shinto priests are allowed on the island. Thousands of worshiping objects from all over the world are sent here to offer sacrifices to the gods.

Every year, only 200 men are allowed to enter the island on May 27, after they have bathed naked in the sea.

Top 10 monstrous and mysterious islands around the world

Although Miyakejima is full of active volcanoes, it is still inhabited.

An eruption in 2000 released toxic gases in high concentrations, leading to a large-scale evacuation. As of 2005, the island’s inhabitants were allowed to return, but they had to wear gas masks most of the time.

Located in Xochimilco, south of Mexico City is a creepy island filled with dolls. The first doll on the island was brought by Julian Santana Barrera, a local man to comfort the soul of a girl who drowned here.

From there, each person who comes to the island brings an old doll and hangs it on a tree branch or places it anywhere on the island. It is said that her soul is still not comforted, so she often wanders around here.

Years later, Barrera himself drowned in the same spot where he found her, among thousands of dolls dangling from a tree.

This Indian island in the Bay of Bengal has a peaceful but unfriendly landscape. Tourists and fishermen do not dare to set foot on the island because the Sentinelese tribe people living here will try to kill them. Therefore, this place is hardly affected by outside development. The Indian government also decided not to interfere with the tribal way of life.

Located at the entrance of Manila Bay in the Philippines, Corregidor Island was once the site of the world’s worst mass suicide.

Top 10 monstrous and mysterious islands around the world

In 1942, American and Japanese troops fought over the island, and on May 6, the American army surrendered. After America’s defeat, more than 3,000 American and Filipino soldiers were taken hostage, starved and tortured.

In 1945, the US army attacked and regained control of the island of Corregidor. In this war, a thousand American and Filipino soldiers and 6,650 Japanese soldiers died. It is also said that more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers committed suicide because they did not want to suffer the humiliation of surrendering.

This peaceful island in southern Hawaii has witnessed a horrific murder.

In 1974, a rich couple was massacred on the island while they were on a boat trip at sea. After landing on the beautiful atoll, Malcolm “Mac” Graham and his wife Eleanor mysteriously disappeared after another couple, Duane “Buck” Walker and his girlfriend also arrived on the island.

Walker and his girlfriend returned to the Grahams’ boat, and were later convicted of burglary. Six years later, a buried chest was found on the island. Inside was Eleanor’s body with a gunshot wound to the head. Walker was found guilty of murder.

Every year, the island with its festive name is covered with the red color of millions of crabs crawling five kilometers of coastline. They move from their burrows in the forest to the sea in search of a mate during the breeding season.

The population of the Japanese island of Tashirojima is dwindling due to the growing number of four-legged inhabitants.

Initially, the islanders raised cats to chase away rats because there were dozens of mulberry farms here. But even after this industry ceased to exist, the cats here quickly reproduced. People do not drive away cats because they believe that cats bring good luck and prosperity.

Top 10 monstrous and mysterious islands around the world

Located right in New York City, this kilometer-long stretch of land was used as a prison camp during the American Civil War, a mental institution, a TB sanatorium, and a reformatory for boys. More than a million people have been buried on the island. Access was severely restricted, and prisoners’ bodies were mass-buried without gravestones. The island is run by the Department of Corrections and the people who do the burial are convicts.