Long-standing notoriety • Earth.com Long-standing notoriety

According to some, the history of the Farallones as a dark and sinister place stretches back to before the Europeans arrived. Reportedly, the indigenous inhabitants of the region referred to them as the “Islands of the Dead” and refused to set foot on their haunted shores. Of course, it may have been simply practical considerations that kept them away from the archipelago – but we might never know for sure. Photo Credit: Florian Kainz/Getty Images

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