The worst of the island in the world

03.08.2009

However, fans of exotic seaside them do not bypass their attention!

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Even the paradises of the world — an exotic island, annually attracting thousands of seeking the perfect beach holiday travelers may sometimes strike not so much comfort as rife with terrible details of history. But the truly scary place — it's uninhabited, all forgotten islands, once became a place so horrific tragedies that even the most desperate travelers to this day prefer to avoid them. Tourism.ru compiled a list of the most horrible islands.

1.Ilha de Queimada Grande, Snake Island. Located on the coast of Brazil island Ilha de Queimada Grande could be an exotic haven for weary tourists from the winter cold, pleasing a hot sunny weather and beaches. However, local residents are not in vain called Snake Island. It is home to the most dangerous species of poisonous snakes kopegolovyh, such as Golden Lancehead, a poison which causes rapid death of tissue. The island is so dangerous that the Brazilian authorities have completely banned to visit him.

However, tourists and do not rush to break the ban: according to statistics, the number of snakes on the island ranges from one to five poisonous animals per square meter, so the probability of death is very high.

2.Ostrov Poveglia. The history of the island, located in the lagoon of Venice, began in the heyday of the Roman Empire, the Roman rulers made the island a place of exile of patients with plague. Several thousand people brought to the island, were left to die; Poveglia turned into a huge mass grave.

A few centuries later deserted island again became a place of tragedy in the era of the bubonic plague, wildfire spreading through Europe, on Poveglia again went sick with plague — this time everyone who had even the slightest signs of the disease. When the Romans left their patients slowly dying from lack of medicine, in the medieval era mores were even more brutal — the living and the dead were thrown into huge pits and burned. Presumably, on the island had died about 160 million people — the charred bones are still sometimes found on the coast Poveglia.

In 1922, the island was built a hospital for the mentally ill — as in the classic horror movies, on a secluded island atmosphere reigned again pain and cruelty, to the infamous hospital hit people not really mentally ill but also sometimes quite normal people. Hospital patients have been subjected to the most horrible experiments — until the lobotomy, which produces the most primitive tools. According to legend, the night in the hospital groans and cries of ghosts once people had died from the plague.

In the mid-twentieth century, some residents of Italy had tried to move to the island, but already after day, fearful of his sinister atmosphere, hurriedly left the place. Poveglia to this day remains unoccupied.

3.Ostrov Ramram. In 1945 Ramram island, located off the coast of Burma, was the site of another tragedy: the allied forces landed on a small island, pushed the order of thousands of Japanese infantry troops into the swamp. Preferring to walk on the moors of imminent death, the Japanese tried to escape. Most of them have failed to return from the deadly swamps. The reason was not the mosquitoes that carry malaria, non-poisonous scorpions or flies, and crocodiles devoured alive by Japanese soldiers. Mass deaths of soldiers in the swamps Ramram was so terrifying that even later entered the Guinness Book of Records.

4.Ostrova Izu. Izu chain of small islands in Japan — a place to truly disastrous: it is dangerous because of the volcanic activity, even air, saturated with sulfur. The concentration of sulfur dioxide in the air reaches the Izu islands of the highest level on the planet. Toxic air made the island a good place to shoot a horror movie — the locals have day and night wear special protective masks, and in the middle of the night howling sirens notify them of the fact that the level of sulfur dioxide becomes deadly.

However, local residents are on the Izu on their own — because of the very small amount of money paid to them scientists. Existence on the Izu science has transformed into a kind of experiment to find out the consequences of the existence of a protective mask in the poisonous air for long periods of time.

5.Bolshoe Pacific Garbage Patch. Great Pacific Garbage Patch — a phenomenon is unique and therefore more tragic, it is an unimaginable size of the trash that has accumulated over a century in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. For a number of years, ocean currents bring water discharged into the trash in the same area, and today is the accumulation of debris almost an island — the size of Texas.

The existence of such trash "islands" — not the worst. Plastic known not degradable, but with time decomposes into small pieces — sized plankton. In the upper layers of the ocean water is six times more plastic than plankton — light plastic is not sinking and floating just a few tens of centimeters from the surface of the water, attracting fish.

The remains of the plastic become food for ocean fish, which, in turn, then gets on the table.

As for the "island" is actually set foot on it, of course, impossible — risked landing on the surface of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch would be instantly buried under a mountain of debris fall under his feet and falling asleep on top of the victim.

6.Fidzhi. The island of Fiji, today attracts thousands of eager tourists relaxing on the beach every year, once a far less innocuous place. Fiji has a terrible history of cannibalism, infanticide, perverse torture. The missionary, who turned out to Fiji in the forties of the 19th century, later described the experience: "31 October 1839, Thursday. This morning we saw a shocking idea. 20 dead bodies of men, women and children were taken to Reba as a gift from Tano. They ought to cook and eat … The children had fun mocking the corpse of a little girl. crowd of men and women butchered corpses of gray-haired old man and a young woman. Human remains of floated down the river. "

Along with cannibalism missionary describes the most severe cases of infanticide: "About 30 children were living on vzdety yards as the flag of victory. Movement sailing boats soon killed the helpless children and their desperate cries drowned out."

Comment:

Helen Gantt, manager of outbound tourism Maritime Bureau youth tourism "Satellite":

There are loners who are chasing for the exotic, and among our citizens. In particular, we sent people in Fiji. Massively people there do not travel. And the flight is long enough — 12-14 hours, and expensive — more than 50,000 only way worth it.

But who was there for a long time, they say — boring. The people there are, however, always smiling, but somehow forced. (The ghosts of the past, is not it, do not give to have fun.)
 

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