Ominous presence - Ominous presence

Looking at the Farallones today, it is easy to understand why early colonists might have given them a wide berth. Named after the Spanish word for cliff, they loom out of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, creating an ominous shadow on the horizon. And the islands don’t just look spooky, either – they’re guarding a number of dark secrets that have kept humans away for generations. Photo Credit: Thomas Winz/Getty Images

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