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18 abandoned islands and the eerie stories behind them

INSIDER Logo By Shelby Slauer of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 19: Many abandoned islands around the world have fascinating back stories.The Antipodes Islands are uninhabitable because of their harsh climate, and have been the site of many shipwrecks and deaths.Ōkunoshima Island doesn't have any permanent inhabitants, but is now filled with a large population of wild rabbits that tourists can visit. Everyone loves the mystery and intrigue behind  abandoned places. But what if those abandoned places happen to be entire islands that are now devoid of humans? From mysterious murders to volcanic explosions, keep scrolling for the fascinating tales behind 18 abandoned islands around the world.

  • Many abandoned islands around the world have fascinating back stories.
  • The Antipodes Islands are uninhabitable because of their harsh climate, and have been the site of many shipwrecks and deaths.
  • Ōkunoshima Island doesn't have any permanent inhabitants, but is now filled with a large population of wild rabbits that tourists can visit.
  • Everyone loves the mystery and intrigue behind abandoned places.

    But what if those abandoned places happen to be entire islands that are now devoid of humans?

    From mysterious murders to volcanic explosions, keep scrolling for the fascinating tales behind 18 abandoned islands around the world.

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