Deserted Yet Breathtaking Islands That No One In The World Remember
There are so many islands scattered across the world. Their ecosystem and environment altogether exude an otherworldly beauty. But apart from the famous islands,many islets were abandoned by humanity. Here are the most incredible yet deserted islands of all
#01 Hashima Island, Japan
AKA the Battleship, this is an island on the shoreside of Nagasaki. Developed by Mitsubishi corporation, it thrived with coal miners during the 20th century. It was abandoned in the 1700s once they exhausted all the coal deposits.
#02 Poveglia, Italy
Poveglia is a small island in the Venetian lagoon in Italy. Since the beginning, people used it for grotesque purposes such as quarantining the plague-infected during 1700-1800. It also served as a psychiatric hospital. However, this is closed off for the public.
#03 Lazzaretto Nuovo, Italy
It’s another island that used to confine people with dangerous diseases. But throughout the time, it has also served as a military base. Humanity abandoned it,but people can still visit.
#04 Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland
the biggest island in the chain of St. Kilda was once a village full of people. They lived here hunting sea birds, but the life here was hard, especially during winters. they abandoned it in the 1930s.
#05 McNab’s Island, Canada
This island was a private property of Peter McNab. he developed the island during the 16th century. 1934, his family descendants left this land to crumble. This island now welcomes visitors.
#06 North Brother Island, New York, USA
If you have ever heard about Typhoid Mary’ – Mary Mallon – this is where she got treatment for Typhoid. She eventually died on the island. After abandoning it, only permitted people could visit.
#7 Ross Island, India
British invaders used Ross Island to host Indian prisoners and residences for chiefs. But, after India received independence in the 1940s, the island left for nature to take its cause:
#8 Okunoshima, Japan
China used it as a poisonous gas factory during the second world war. After the war, theyabandoned factories and the island altogether. Now it’s a rabbit petting zoo for visitors.
#9 Inishmurray, Republic Of Ireland
This island has a history that runs back to the 6th century, and people occupied the land until 1948. There are ruins of ancient monasteries and civilization for visitors to gaze upon.
#10 Pollepel Island, New York, USA
it’s another privately owned island, used as a Wearhouse forweapons operated by Francis Bannerman. He also built a luxury castle here. After he died in 1918, the family abandoned theisland. But now you can have a guided tour through the island.
#11 Spinalonga, Greece
Once in the 16th century, the island remained under the rule of Venetians. But during the 20th-century,it served people with leprosy as an isolation point. After theyfound the cure, theyabandoned the island.
#12 Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands
Even though there are remains of civilization on this island, the reason for abandonment is still unclear. However, after several attempts at reusing the island, it’s now wholly deserted, except for some rare animal species.
#13 King Island, Alaska, USA
This island is inhospitable for living. But some individuals spend winters here hunting marine animals. But with time, their migration gradually seized, leaving the island alone.
#14 Bikini Atoll Marshall Islands
The USA used this island to experiment on nuclear during the mid-1900s. Theysent away the hand full of people to another island with the promise of return, but they never did. These tests contaminated the whole peninsula, making it inhabitable life.
#15 Ilha De Queimada Grande Brazil
This islandis the habitat of Golden Lancehead Vipers. The whole island is storming with these deadly snakes and is off-limit to the public.Only a handful of people with permission can enter.
#16 Clipperton Island France
Clipperton Island is rich in guano mines used as a natural fertilizer. During the 20th century, a British company brought workers. But they forgot the workers during the Mexican civil war, and many starved to death. After rescuing the survivors, they deserted the island.
#17- Antipodes Island, New Zealand
This island, full of volcanoes, chased away any human who tried to colonize the land. Many settlements never kicked off and are now abandoned except for a few species of rare marine animals.