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The Most Forbidden And Scary Island Are North Sentinel Island.

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We are always curious to know the name of something new, unknown, mysterious or forbidden. Curiosity about this makes our minds restless. Sentinel Island is one of the most mysterious and terrifying places. This known or unknown island is hidden in the heart of the Bay of Bengal. The inhabitants of the island are not known. There is no right answer to the question of how they look, what they eat, what they do, how they live. They have no idea about the earth. It is an infinite mystery!


North Sentinel Island is the most forbidden and feared island in the Bay of Bengal, surrounded by coral reefs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is a tribe called the Sentinels with whom the whole world or modern civilization has no contact. They are the last untouched tribe of modern civilization. The island is about 50 kilometres from Port Blair. Many went there and never came back. It is heard that the tribal people of that island are carnivores. They kill them whenever any outsider goes there. Such violent behaviour of the tribes is due to the inaccessible natural environment of the island.

As the outside world is unknown to them, they do not allow anyone from outside the island to sneeze. So far no accurate population data is available. Their population is estimated to be between 39 and 250, with a maximum of 500. They have lived on this island for about 60,000 years. Their job is to hunt. They do not know the use of fire. They don't even know how to cultivate. It is believed that the people of this tribe came to this island from Africa. The island has dense green forest, small huts for residents.

They did not allow any outsiders to enter their island. Each time the intruders were attacked by sentinels, many were killed.

The first meeting with them was in 180 when MV Portman, a British anthropologist, led a group to the island to establish friendly relations with the tribes. They brought four children, including two adults, to examine them. They are given new clothes and food. Care is taken. But they can not accept in modern society. A few days later they all died of the disease. After this incident, the Sentinels became more enraged towards the civilized people.

After the 2004 tsunami, the Indian government sent relief to the island by helicopter. They did not take that relief. Instead, they counter-attacked. In 2007, the Sentinels shot and killed two intruders. They later shot down a helicopter that had come to rescue the bodies. The North Sentinel is emblazoned with the Forbidden Island badge.

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On November 17, 2016, John Ellen Chao, a U.S. clergyman, visited North Sentinel Island without permission to preach Christianity. Twenty-seven-year-old tourist John Allen Chao was later shot dead. They kill people and bury them first. A few days later, the body was taken out of the grave and hung by the sea. So that no one from the outside world enters here out of fear.


Mithun Das (author) from India, Malda on August 30, 2021:

You went to another island. I don't think you landed on Sentinel Island. Another thing is that the Indian government has not done anything wrong, the island has been banned for a long time.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on August 30, 2021:

I have been many times to the Andaman islands and once in my chopper even landed on Sentinel Island. The Indian government is creating a great mistake and leaving this tribe isolated as their numbers are dwindling and in another three or four decades they will become extinct. That is the sad truth.

Mithun Das (author) from India, Malda on August 30, 2021:

Thank you so much for reading this article and for your feedback

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 30, 2021:

This is certainly not an island I would want to visit. This is a very in treating article, Mithun.

I wonder how they get guns an ammunition? They must have some contact or they took the guns on someone trying to come to the island, but they still need ammunition.

This is a fascinating story happening in our world today. We tend to think there is no one quite like these people, but there are.Thank you for sharing this information.

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