Do you think that getting lost in the forest can be dangerous? Get to know places where just by visiting may turn up in a nasty incident or even death. We offer you a guide of places you should refuse if offered to visit… let’s take a look!
#10 Snake Island
There is an island off the coast of Brazil where no one living soul would ever like to be found. In fact, there is not even one human on this Island. The reason is quite simple – it is a place where all species of snakes are abundant, including Bothrops, which is very aggressive and venomous. Scientists estimate that on the island there are about five snakes per square meter. Why such a jumble of legless reptiles? There are no predators on the island that would threaten the snake population. Even people were not a threat to them and unfortunately, there were several fatal accidents. That is why the Snake Island lighthouse has been automated since the previous lighthouse keeper was fatally bitten. The Brazilian government, in turn, has banned travel to Snake Island.
#9 The Natron Lake
Natron Lake in Tanzania is the last place you would choose to swim in. The alkaline salt crust on the surface of the lake is very dangerous and many animals have died in it. All because of the unearthly salinity level and the temperature of the water, which can reach over 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit. For obvious reasons, swimming in this lake is strictly forbidden, and the strong smell of hydrogen sulfide coming out of the surface will not allow you to admire the stunning scenery for long. In 2013, thanks to photographer Nick Brandt, the lake became famous. He used the corpses of animals that have died near the lake, creating surreal visions of these creatures that have died within seconds in natural poses, after exposure.
#8 The Valley of Death, Kamchatka
The Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East has its Death Valley. It is located near the famous Geyser Valley. High concentrations of toxic gases present in this area pose a serious threat to every living creature: plants and animals die from high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide. Interestingly, the most common prey are predators, who sense the carcass and count on a table and fall prey to poison themselves. The most horrifying thing is that the weather conditions in that region perfectly preserve the corpse. A man also very quickly senses the effects of poisoned air. General weakness and fever are the initial stages of poisoning. In addition, there is dizziness and a sudden feeling of loss of body heat.
#7 Danakil Desert
Let us see what this desert in Eritrea will offer us. The temperature is over 122 Fahrenheit, numerous active volcanoes are present, we add free geysers spitting out toxic gases. If we could find a place that matches the descriptions of biblical hell, I think that the Danakil desert would fit perfectly. Few people are crazy enough to venture into those areas alone. Even with a guide, there is a risk that one of you will not return.
#6 Elephant Kingdom in Chonburi
There is a farm in the Elephant Kingdom in Thailand. However, its owner does not breed typical farm animals but crocodiles several meters long. He is also nice enough to rent a small semi-closed raft for tourists who want to see and feed crocodiles! The raft is thin, wooden, balanced on plastic barrels and has a cover made of mesh only. In addition, it is covered only half the height of the boat. Surprisingly, there is also a bit of room for the roof! People go out into the area of the landing carefully and receive “rods” for feeding crocodiles. They use pieces of beef or meat attached to long sticks and feed the crocodiles. They usually react quickly by jumping out of the water and grabbing the meat with their big teeth. Some people are brave enough to try to wrestle with aggressive animals, and given the weight of these reptiles and their strength, it is quite…risky fun.
#5 Madidi National Park
There is a wonderful national park in Bolivia, which at first sight looks very picturesque. However, spending time there is pure stupidity, especially if you have no idea what awaits you there. Why? Well, it is home to the most poisonous and aggressive fauna in the world: contact with any of the plants growing in this park can cause severe itching, rash and dizziness. Any cut, even a small wound, can be infected with tropical parasites. And have I mentioned venomous snakes and spiders?
#4 Bikini Atoll
Christal clear water, empty beach and total peace and quiet. The Bikini Atoll offers all this and also has radiation as bonus. For many years it has been the main testing ground for many nuclear test programs that turned the picturesque Bikini Island into a radioactive wasteland. Residents were forced to leave their homes. This place still remains dangerous for living organisms: the abnormally high levels of radiation recorded here can cause cancer.
#3 Erta Volcano
Volcano Erta But in the Far Region of Ethiopia is one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet. In its vicinity, there are constant earthquakes which create numerous deep chasms. This is because Erta Ale contains two lava lakes in its crater top. The amount of lava contained in them is constantly changing, which makes the surface not too safe. In a moment you can find yourself in a hole that literally appears under your feet from nowhere.
#2 Mount Washington
The Mount Washington summit in the United States is a record holder for the fastest winds on the planet’s surface. It has as many as 3 records in this respect – the highest average long-term wind speed (12.5 m/s), the highest wind speed in the gust (103 m/s) and the highest average wind speed in 24 hours (23 m/s). In addition, the temperature can drop to -104 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, there is continuous heavy snowfall. All this makes Mount Washington a very dangerous place. Although it is about 20,634 Feet High (1917 meters), it is one of the most deadly peaks in the world. The loads experienced by the human body at its peak can be compared to those felt at the top of Mount Everest.
#1 Sinabung Volcano
This is an active volcano located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is very common here, often leaving thousands of people without shelter and livelihoods. Nearby Towns and villages were already several times completely covered with lava and ashes. Such events took place in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The last time it was reported in August this year and it is a huge threat to the nearby inhabitants.
In general, we recommend avoiding places on our list. And very much so! 🙂