This world is a marvelous place that never ceases to amaze. What do we really know about some islands, apart from the fact that they’re entirely surrounded by water? Well, some of them want to leave the EU, but that’s pretty much it when you think of it. Despite all the mystery surrounding islands, here’s a few islands whose mysteries we’ve already somehow managed to pinpoint and explain;
1. Palmyra Atoll
This island, despite being uninhabited, was the scene of a brutal massacre of an entire crew of shipwrecked sailors. Their bodies were spread around the island.
2. Daksa Island
Also known as the “Island of ghosts”, this place is in Croatia (near Dubrovnik where you can find loads of Game of Thrones locations so you can combine trips) and was the home of a big massacre in the 1940s.
3. Tashirojima Island
And to make things a bit lighter after that first one, this island is mysterious for a very simple reason: this Japanese island has more cats than humans. See? It doesn’t always have to be something sinister or dark!
4. Poveglia Island
Italy’s most haunted island was used back in the day to store plague victims – dead or alive. Obviously using an island as a huge quarantine method isn’t the best thing if you’re trying to avoid urban myths. One of those urban myths, for example, is that you can still hear the spirits of the plague victims screaming at night.
5. Socotra Island
This island is located in the Arabian Sea, which means it has a horrible climate for wildlife and plants. Somehow, the fauna on this island has managed to thrive despite the harsh conditions. They all look randomly shaped and sort of alien-esque, which is pretty cool.