9 Most MYSTERIOUS Islands On Earth!


From the possible site of the legendary Garden
of Eden to an island that may be covering an Alien Base — Today we look at the 9 Most
Mysterious Islands On Earth Number 9. “Island of Socotra”
Off the coast of Somalia in the Indian ocean is an island that seems as though it belongs
on another planet. Socotra Island has long been theorized as
a location for the biblical Garden of Eden, and just by looking at pictures of it you
can see why. The island is home to several species of plants
that are can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. There are the Dr. Seuss looking Adenium socotranum
which have big bulbous trunks and tiny gnarly branches that sprout from their tops and bear
flowers that are a marvelous shade of pink. There odd appearance makes them kind of look
like giant root vegetables. Then there are the Dragon’s Blood Trees
which look like perfect natural umbrellas. The have trunks that resemble that of an average
tree but their thick tightly bunched branches shoot upwards and form a mushroom like crown. Socotra is also home to three geographically
unique species of bird: the socotra sunbird, socotra grosbeak and socotra starling. There aren’t many other creatures that inhabit
the island other than that of bats and insects and the last time it was home to man was around
the year 100 A.D. Adding to the mystery, the island has been
the site of dozens of shipwrecks over the years. Number 8. “Palmyra Atoll”
Though technically not an island but an atoll that formed from coral the mysterious nature
of Palmyra Atoll cannot be ignored. Also known as Palmyra Island, the breathtakingly
beautiful ringlet sits between American Samoa and Hawaii. Though it is full of lush vegetation and appears
unblemished by man the island has long be the subject of superstition and folktales. There have been several cases of violent shipwrecks
and mysterious disappearances of ships on and around the island. Those who have observed the island and survived
to tell their tale have claimed having seen some extremely bizarre sights like that of
floating lights, ghosts and sea monsters. It is also reported to be the home of an incredible
amount of sharks who may have developed a distinct taste for humans. There is also the story of lost Incan treasure
that may still be on the island. These tales and others which cannot be discussed
do to their graphic nature have made Palmyra the stuff of legend amongst sailors and Pacific
Islanders for centuries. Number 7. “Vulcan Island”
Vulcan Island in the Philippines isn’t necessarily an island that is shrouded in mystery but
it definitely is a mindblowing locale. On the northern Philippine island of Luzon
there sits a lake named Taal and in that lake there is an island called Taal Volcano, inside
this island is the world’s largest crater lake and inside of this lake there sits yet
another island, known as Vulcan Island. Not only is Vulcan Island one of the most
fascinating of natural recursion it happens to be located on one of the most active volcanoes
in the entire Pacific Ocean. Because of this fact it is incredibly dangerous
to visit Vulcan Island as it has been quaking and bubbling since 1991. Number 6. “Easter Island”
The world renowned Easter Island still attracts tourists, anthropologists and archaeologists
to this day who are both perplexed and in awe of the statues left behind by the ancestors
of the native Rapa Nui peoples. Though the mysteries behind these statues,
called Moai are now mostly solved, they aren’t the only puzzle that is confounded visitors
to the small island off of Chile. Scientists recently answered one of the biggest
questions surrounding the Moai which was ‘how did the Rapa Nui move these massive stone
idols?’ They found out that these statues were specifically
designed to have pot bellies so that they could be rocked back and forth until they
were eventually wiggled to where they wanted them. But the mystery that still remains unsolved
doesn’t have to do with the Moai but rather the people that built them. The Rapa Nui have been found to have a completely
separate genetic heritage to that of nearby native South American peoples. In fact their closest genetic relatives actually
came from Pacific Islanders that live near Southeast Asia. So what is the mystery? Well despite being located in the Pacific,
Easter Island is still thousands of miles away from the Rapa Nui’s nearest relatives. So how did they get there? And how did they build such advanced structures
and invent their own agricultural system at such an early period in history despite being
geographically isolated from civilizations with similar advancements? Number 5. “The Island of The Dolls”-The Mexico City
borough of Xochimilco is steeped in Mexican history. Because it has long been the hub that connects
the various canals and lakes of Mexico it has been the cultural melting pot of the country. One particular ‘floating garden’ on the
canals of Xochimilco may be eerie to outsiders but it’s origins come from a caring place,
in line with Mexico’s tradition of honoring those who have passed from this life to the
next. The legend goes like this, one day a man found
the body of a young girl who had met with a tragic fate in the waters of one of the
canals. When he later returned to the spot he found
her he spotted a doll floating in the water and believed it to have belonged to the girl. In order to pay tribute to the girl he tied
the doll to a nearby tree. As the days passed he still felt like the
girl’s spirit wasn’t at rest so he started to bring more dolls and hang them on the trees. Though no one knows if this story is more
than myth, it has become a tradition to hang dolls on the trees of the floating garden
which is now known as ‘La Isla de las Munecas’ or ‘The Island of the Dolls’. Although this tradition comes from the heart,
it is still quite a frightening sight as the dolls are in various states of decay and some
have even told tales of them coming to life. Number 4. “Poveglia Island”-Just off the coast of Venice,
Italy lies Poveglia Island which may have one of the most twisted and horrifying histories
of any island on Earth. During the devastating Bubonic Plague outbreak
of the 14th century the government of Venice decided to try and quarantine the infected
by sending them to Poveglia Island where they would live out the rest of their days. Because of this, even after the plague subsided
the site became basically a national lazaretto and used anytime an outbreak of disease occurred. Poveglia would being to serve a new purpose
in the 1920s when a mental hospital was built on it and the terrors that the patients were
subject to at the hands of their caretakers only added to the haunting history of the
island. The island has since fallen into dangerous
level of disrepair and the Italian tourism bureau technically has forbidden people from
visiting unless they go through an extensive application and interview process. But that hasn’t stopped ghosthunters and
thrill-seekers alike from finding alternative ways to sneak onto the spooky island. Number 3. “Isla Bermeja”
From the 1500s up until the late 1900s there existed an island off the Yucatan Peninsula
in the Gulf of Mexico, at least according to maps there was. The islet of Bermeja was long used as the
geographical boundary for Mexico’s section of the Gulf but several mapping expeditions
in the 20th century that went looking for the island frankly couldn’t find it. There are several theories as to how an island
could appear on maps for the better part of four hundred years but then suddenly disappear. Most modern day experts believe that the island
never existed at all and may have been the result of a cartographic mistake that went
uncorrected. Some say that the island, which was described
as being the color of strawberry blonde hair, did exist but sank into the ocean. This theory is backed up by British maps dating
back to the 1840s which describe the island being slowly swallowed by the sea. However, there are those who believe that
the island’s disappearance and the fact that it had political significance are not
mere coincidence. Because the Gulf of Mexico is one of the most
oil-rich regions on Earth some have theorized that the island’s existence was only perpetuated
by the Mexican government in order to strategically extend their claim. On the flipside, there are also conspiracy
theorists who believe the island did exist but was destroyed by the United States government
for the same reason. Other conspiracies claim that the island still
exists but that the evidence has been wiped from maps due to it being the site of top-secret
activities. Number 2. “Floating Eye Island”
While surveying the Parana Delta of northern Argentina in 2016 with the hopes of finding
the perfect setting for his upcoming film, Argentinian filmmaker Sergio Neuspillerm found
one of the most peculiar places in the world. Deep in the misty marshlands Sergio came upon
a lake that appeared to be shaped like a perfect circle. Not only that, but there was an island in
the lake that was exactly the same shape and it filled up the majority of the lake, leaving
only a thin ring of water around it. Sergio was fascinated with the island that
would come to be called ‘The Eye’ and quickly returned with a small research party. His team reported some strange findings. They found that the island was actually floating
in the water and appeared to rotate around the lake on its own axis. They also say that the water was astonishingly
cold and clear and the bottom of the lake was significantly harder than the rest of
the ground in the area. Because of these mysterious observations Sergio
decided to scrap the initial film project he was working on in favor of shooting a documentary
on ‘The Eye’. Since the word got out on Floating Eye Island
several conspiracy theories with it at the center have arisen. The most popular of these is that the island
is covering a secret alien base. Number 1. “Diego Garcia”
In the middle of the Indian Ocean is Diego Garcia Island which has been shrouded in conspiracy. The island, which is part of the Chagos Archipelago,
was uninhabited when it was settled by French colonists in 1793 who brought hundreds of
slaves to the islands to work their plantations. The island would eventually fall under British
control as a result of the Napoleonic Wars. After slavery was abolished, the freed slaves
(who had established their own cultural identity) stayed at the island and continued to till
the land. But the Chagossians, as they had come to be
called, were forced out of their home in 1971, in order to make way for a United States Naval
Base. The US and UK had come to an agreement allowing
the US Navy to take control of the island, but the base that the Navy wanted to build
required the Chagossians to be unwillingly relocated. The arguably unethical methods the United
States used to get the islanders to comply, such as slowly cutting off their supplies
or euthanizing their pets would only add depth to the conspiracy theories that would subsequently
arise about the island.

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  • Where's Skull Island?

  • Number 9 is just a big version(tree) of Broccoli

  • Dude I lived in Phillipines but the taal lake isn't really that dangerous because it is now a public tourist area

  • Thanks for telling me All people in our country phillippines do not know the vulcan island

  • Yeah we called Taal Volcano is one active volcan in Philippines😊

  • Easter island is awesome, I went to Thanksgiving island, got fat as Easter island

  • Correction: Taal Volcano has been behave since 1981 and it's not a mysterious island😂😂

  • I'm FROM PHILIPPINES
    Taal lake is historical in our country ❤️🇵🇭

  • Man those dolls hanging from the trees 🧟‍♀️😲🤪😮🙅🏽‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️

  • Glad this video covers mysterious islands on earth.. Where the hell else would we know there is mysterious islands XD

  • what was the island at 9:34

  • Where da apples at doe

  • i was stationed on Diego Island, such a beautiful island, and the locals there are employed by the military.

  • The eye

  • N° 3 I 100% believe, when United States is involved, there's no doubt.

  • Diego Garcia is what is happening to the whole world.. unethical US invasions with no respect for human rights, filled with lies to justify their horrible actions

  • DolphinFish

  • Socotra island is weird
    From plants that don't use light to bacteria that produces iron…ect

  • Boy do i want to travel the world after this video I'll send u pics in a couple of years lol

  • Your voice just made this video creepy, not the contents itself

  • Boy oooo boy black people your ass is grass and u just was introduce to Esua Romans 9 13 the John Deere lawnmower ooo shit!!!!!

  • 50,000 live on Socotra….

  • wow.. didn't know that optimus prime's brother was a narrator…

  • Diego Garcia is now for Mauritius and where is the North Sentinelle Island ?

  • So no one is going to mention what the good old USA did?

  • wow

  • biringan island

  • Vulcal island is at Philippines..

    I live in Philippines…

  • Thumbs up if you check to see the thumbs up to thumbs down ratio before deciding whether to watching this video or not.

  • Of course the goverment would kick these people out. After slavery. Figures.

  • Really interesting. I will now go to google earth to find some of these places .

  • That first island look like baobab trees from Madagascar

  • ANYBODY KNOW IF “REAL” GARDEN OF EDEN HAS MOSQUITOS OR FLUIT FLYS?

  • assassin's creed?

  • Diego Garcia form part of the republic of Mauritius. The British and the American Governments stole it. Get updates and help the Mauritian government and the Chagossians in their fight to reclaim the Archipelagos from those Goliaths.

  • You forgot Myconos

  • I come from Mauritius Island, which owns Diego Garcia but chose to rent it to the United Kingdom for their military base. Although, since last year, there has been a huge battle for Mauritius to get the island back so that the Chagossians can finally go home.

  • 2:40 lol ok….

  • Amazing islands that i have never seen before. Thanks.

  • Philliphines!!!
    are you sure?

  • Looks like desert rose tree just in gigantic size

  • Isnt the worlds largest crater lake Lake Taupo in New Zealand?

  • Rapa Nui people are Pacific Islanders they speak a similar language to Tahitians, Cool Islanders and New Zealand Maori.. The fuck is this guy talking about Pacific islanders, close to south-east Asia the research in this is absolutely appalling.

  • don't forget epstiens island

  • Who's watching this 2019?this vid is trying to list down one of the places to my bucket list..btw,im a Pilipina Taal Volcano is truly beautiful and outstanding not scary.

  • weeeena rapa nui KDMDJFN chile siempre presente ctm

  • palmyra atoll nothing mysterious about it!

  • Taal Valcano… very dangerous? BOI! I don’t think you realize, there’s 3 volcano’s with connected magma chambers, if one of them were to erupt it would destroy EARTH! YES! THE ENTIRE PLANET! Not blow it up…. just kill everything and everyone…….

  • Number 3 and 1 are very interesting…

  • You know those creturs that are either a giant turtle or whale may that was the island

  • # 7 is dangerous not mysterious island. .

  • there is always a american made shit somewhere and anywhere….

  • garden of eden. Bahahahahahaha. The entire human race began with two people the offspring of which there were no females. and they all had inctouus sex for centuries to create the human race.

  • He need to drink water😂 8:46

  • Easter Island 6888kms to line of longitude that was tilted 6000 years ago, crosses the equator. Moai on Easter Island 888, The line links Easter Island with the Pyramids. It is also 6888 kms from that point on the equator to the point of impact in South America it separated Antarctica…easy to see on google earth. Ref: ET art by B Witten on YT

  • Strange islands throughout the world !

  • Number 10 the island of my dick! It's been isolated from pussy since infity! (In this guys voice)

  • #1 Diego Garcia, really? I lived there for a year and the details aren't a mystery at all.

    Clickbait

  • Hello from Crawley, UK, where many of the displaced residents (and their descendants) of Chagos Is a.k.a. Diego Garcia now live

  • 4 korean's look alike in philipines

  • It's fascinating how many people enjoy the natural raw wild organic sensations mother Earth has to offer, but yet the majority of the population is not doing anything to demand from leaders that we improve upon and maintain the quality of standards pertaining to our air, water, foods, landscapes, working and living environment every day home products to be made manufactured mass-produced in a way that doesn't disrupt or diminish the quality of life, by leaving excess poisonous ,toxic, wastes behind you can't be pro-life if your doing business with outdated power sources, inferior materials, poisonous, toxic substances that have been scientifically classified, religiously verified as petrified death! Better known as coal, oil and gas the chemical industry. Which now that Donald Trump has been bought off and paid out by lifting sanctions and deregulating! Putting Caps ON restricting what the EPA FDA drug and food ministration, health and human services environmentalists can present to the public. Our air ,water ,landscapes ,working and living environments are going to be facing oil spills, gas leaks, toxins being burnt off in to our airways) much more frequent with less consequence which is going to result in, cause environmental financial global collapse. Combined with all the health risks that have already been established from business being conducted in this, low-quality outdated manner, by top scientists leading physician specialist the EPA,FDA, drug and food ministration Surgeon General's warnings. They say not to use a generator inside your house or car garage for carbon monoxide poisoning is a leading cause of death! So very soon you will have pipelines from coast-to-coast burning off this petrified death! It is basically bringing the generator inside our house. The oldest trick the Republicans have been using preventing these programs from doing their job is by defunding them. It's what happened the whole time during Obama's presidency it is irritating negligent that Democrats are not bringing these points out sharing these facts would Americans. Talk about play hardball! Talk about pro-life ,women's rights and gay-rights. How about the right to clean air, water, high nutritional value foods. Democrats are only bringing up social classification rights. There not hitting the fundamental rights which is air water, foods, landscapes ,working, living environment and every day home products being made with advanced materials resources substances, that are stronger, lighter more versatile easier to work with+ plus the + these products can freely be used manufactured mass-produced as much is the people need or want without leaving any excess poisonous waste behind. Democrats are pushing how important it is that women have the right for a abortion. Will do the fathers have the right to make sure the kids have clean air, water and high nutritional value foods available 24 seven. As ignorant as the Democrats are behaving right now, the Republicans are celebrating being vindictive. By doing everything they can to keep the majority of the population of Americans) overwork, underpaid, out of shape, sick weak ,desperate ,overfed' undernourished' with them dirty low-paying jobs, that come from outdated! Power sources) inferior materials, poisonous, toxic substances, pesticides ,chemicals that never change their killing composition. Which means whether it is a solid liquid or burnt off into our airways atmosphere as a vapor is always going to be poisonous debilitating deadly to the body at the same time polluting corrupting devastating to mother Earth and all the various different forms of life that live within this world. In layman's terms you cannot promote life by doing business with material resources substances that have been scientifically classified religiously verified as specified death or worse. Which all stem from coal oil gas the chemical industry. There is no profit to be made in the demise of the planet. Thanks to dirty low-paying jobs we are facing financial global collapse. S.R.F. OXO

  • So scary narrating lol

  • so amazing

  • I thought this might be interesting and not the bullshit it is. No need to mention Eden. The plants and wildlife are interesting enough.

  • Diego Garcia is not a big mystery, ask anyone in the navy. I've been there, ……interesting place.

  • helloo youtube! welcome to my page its for my band its pocket protector

  • Narrator ruins this with his breathy breathing show biz voice-dancing. SHUT UP AND NARRATE!!

  • Kids—despite the hysteria you have been subjected to about Easter Island, there is NOTHING “mysterious” or “supernatural” or “Outer spacey” about it. People mess with your brain to sell web-clicks or products like Space People Books, etc.

  • What a colossal waste of time watching this turned out to be—and oh you liberal bstrd, the USA is SOOOO FCKG EVIL, it stole Diego Garcia from some shthl country. The rotten USA bstrds—right, Lib?

  • epstiens island should be on here

  • Who trying go get that money

  • WOW… the voice truly wonderful

  • You forgot north sentinel island

  • if we cant see actual pictures its probaly fake

  • I've been in Taal Volcano. We had a tour there. Real beautiful! Hope y'all come and see it! It's not scary! Hahaha.

  • Vulcan island is not bubbling volcanoes.
    There are volcanoes but its not bubbling,since its near tagaytay where there is cold air.
    Im from phil.

  • Cool and interesting video

  • My island is way cooler than all of these

  • The way he said, 'The Eye'.

  • What a stupid video … with that stupid threatening voice, no profound info's, no documentation …. The saddest thing … it is not surprising to see it get 11 million views !!!

  • Nice video it's truly amazing 🙂

  • Diego Garcia = cut off their welfare.

  • Lincoln island , is that you

  • Omg, this guy was just WAAAYYY too CHEESY. I had to tune out less than halfway thru. Go back to the lounge acts in Vegas slick

  • The dolls it looks like a child molester shrine

  • Lol, the quaking and bubbling island.

  • Taal volcano😍

  • Eye Eye Capt'n

  • due to he graphic nature😂i’m deadddd😂😂💀

  • When I saw the thumbnail I was like,
    "oMG gUYSSSS!!! it's whale islandd1!1111`!!!!!!1!!"

  • The official explanations on most things, suck big, stanky, shitty ass.

  • North sentinel?

  • what about Puerto Rico ? isn't that island a misterious place?

  • Tahiti is the most magical island

  • And were is HyBrasil?

  • Polynesians were the best wayfinders to ever exist. How can people still wonder how the Polynesians found/inhabited Rapa Nui? They found Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Hawaii, and so on. All of those islands are more than 600 miles apart.

  • About 50,000 people live on Socotra

  • very informative

  • easy on the tone

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