Today, I have something that might make haunt you at nights 😛 Well, In this post I will be sharing some of the most haunted islands that you shouldn’t dare to visit alone.
6 Most Haunted Islands
Having an island for a secret getaway when life gets the best of you may seem like a brilliant thing, but take a moment and think twice. These islands and their back stories are sure to change your mind into staying in your stuffy office or boring hometown itself, instead of facing the spirits that is said to haunt to these places.
Deadman’s Island Vancouver, Canada
Deadman Island is a 3.8 hectare area island to the south of Stanley Park in Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia.
One of the island’s early settlers, John Morton took a fancy for the island and desired to buy it, undeterred by the red boxes hanging from the tree tops filled with bones and tassels of black hair.
However, he changed his mind when he learned that the island housed a fierce battle of the Squamish people.
That however, is not the bad news at all, because the morning after the war the southern tribes found the spot where they felled people filled with flaming fire-flowers. Dread terror seized upon them and they abandoned the island.
Settlers continued to use the island as a cemetery prior to the 1887 opening of Mountain View Cemetery. Between 1888 and 1892, Deadman Island became a quarantine site for victims of a smallpox epidemic and burial ground for those who did not survive.
The former mayor of Vancouver, Sam Sullivan, “envisioned the island as the home for a ferry shuttle from downtown, a maritime museum and a building to celebrate the island’s aboriginal heritage.”
The island’s future, however, remains with the Department of National Defence.
While some people report that they hear sounds which resemble moving footsteps and shifting furniture on a supposed to be abandoned island, others claim to see a strange glow from the trees which eventually take the form of a human.
Corregidor Island, Manila Bay, Philippines
Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war.
Even now, strange sightings have been reported on the island, specially in the bombed out hospital which currently lies in ruins – ghastly noises and strange shadows.
Whether it is light tricks or apparitions is however, still being speculated.
Hart Island, New York – Island of the Dead
Hart Island, sometimes referred to as Hart’s Island, is an island in New York City at the western end of Long Island Sound. It is approximately a mile long and one quarter of a mile wide and is located to the northeast of City Island in the Pelham Islands group. The island is the easternmost part of the borough of the Bronx. The island has been used as a Union Civil War prison camp, a psychiatric institution, a tuberculosis sanatorium, potter’s field, and a boys’ reformatory.
The concept of having a mass burial ground which is completely cut off from the public while housing what seems suspiciously like a scam, obviously gives rise to lots of horror stories, involving tortures and harsh handling and misusing of the corpses.
Poveglia Island, Venice
Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. A small canal divides the island into two separate parts.
In the late 1800s, Poveglia was said to house a poorly constructed asylum whose atmosphere screamed more punishment than cure. To top it off, it had a psychotic in-house doctor who is said to have performed strange experiments on the patients. However one day he couldnt take it anymore and jumped from the tall bell tower in the asylum, following which the bell was removed. However, silent nights still claim to hear its chimes.
Attempts to reconstruct the hospital were also abruptly abandoned, raising rumors that a ghastly force probably kept the repair works at bay.
Isle Of Wight, England
The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is located in the English Channel, about 4 miles (6 km) off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent.
Don’t be fooled by the pleasant-looking picture, one of the most haunted buildings is the Arreton Manor. It housed a family of four, with a daughter, son and two parents. However, the son was told to be a psychotic boy and suffocated the father to death. This was however unfortunately seen by Leigh, his sister whom he later murdered by throwing from the highest window of the manor to protect himself.
Stories claim that Annabelle Leigh still haunts the manor and is particularly noticed in the room containing that fateful window, where she cries and laments for her mother.
Island of Dead Dolls : Most Haunted Island
One of the creepiest island of Mexico, The Island Of The Dolls (Isla de las Muñecas), located in the vast network of canals that lies to the south of Mexico City, near Xochimilco .
Here, among the branches and dead trees hang hundreds of old, mutilated dolls, and the sight seems too scary.
The story goes that some half a century ago a little girl drowned off a small island hidden deep amongst the canals of Xochimico. The island’s only permanent inhabitant was a hermit named Don Julián Santana Barrera, who despite having a wife and family, chose to live alone on the island. Soon after the girl’s death, Barrera fished out one doll after another from the canals. He started hanging dolls on the tree because of the thought that it might free him from evil spirits.
Sometimes the dolls move their heads and arms and even opened their eyes as claimed by the locals who visit there.
It has now become a tourist attraction spot after the death of Santana Barrera in 2001.
Some witnesses claim they had heard the dolls whispering to each other, while others who were on a boat near the island said the dolls lured them to come down to the island.
So, these were the most haunted islands of the world. We will be coming up with some more posts showing various such destinations.