Gone!! Vanished just like that! Well, can you imagine an island get wiped out suddenly from the planet? The thought is itself very disturbing but it is a fact that we cannot turn away from! History is proof to this phenomenon and it is believed that it will repeat again! There will be many more islands that will be lost over time, engulfed by the oceans including the Soloman Islands, Maldives and more.
Well, until then check out these 5 islands that simply happened to disappear from the planet!
First located and mapped in 1325, the island of Hy Brasil is one mystery that has never been solved. It is believed that St. Barren and St. Brandon found this island during their voyage. They even described the island and its beautiful shape. Many voyagers in the later years tried to reach this island, but failed to find it. In 1674, Capt. John Nisbet, an explorer from Ireland claimed to have found the island, and he even came back with valuable gold and silver. However, after a few more voyagers cited the island, Hy Brasil is simply believed to have vanished!
Known as the Island of Seven Cities, Antilia was mapped somewhere in the west, near Spain and Portugal. According to the stories of voyagers and sailors, the island was cited several times by sailors from a distance and was believed to be rich with different type of precious metals. But, whenever they would try and sail towards the mysterious island, the island would suddenly disappear. Today, the island doesn’t even exist.
SARAH ANN ISLAND
Discovered in 1858, by the New York Guano company ships, Sarah Ann Island was believed to be rich source of bats and sea birds excrement. Seeing the big business opportunity, the fertilizer company claimed the ownership of the island under the authority of the Guano Island Act. However, when voyagers tried to sail to the island after a long period of 15 years, the island was never found. It had just disappeared.
The Tuanahe Island was a part of the beautiful cook islands and was actually inhabited when it suddenly disappeared. In 1842, a sailor spent 6 days on the island with its inhabitants. However, when English missionaries tried to sail to the island after just 2 years, the island could not be found.
The island is believed to have submerged under the vast ocean due to floods. However, the real reason for the disappearance of the island is a topic of debate.
One of the most famous lost cities/ islands in the world, Atlantis is believed to be a myth. However, according to journals of Plato, the Greek philosopher, almost 2000 years ago Atlantis was a major island located in the vast Atlantic ocean. A rich source of precious elements, the island later got submerged into the vast ocean with its inhabitants as a punishment to its greedy rulers by the Greek Gods. The story is famous but surely debatable about whether it is a myth or fact.