The ghostly Sable Island has confounded sailors for hundreds of years. But while the outcrop and its constantly shifting bleached sands may look like paradise, in reality this perception couldn’t be further from the truth. You see, the haunting image of this strange island rising out from the Atlantic Ocean has been the last sight to be seared onto the eyes of a number of seafarers – and the area’s still a deathtrap today.
Nearly 110 miles off Nova Scotia’s coastline, a sliver of sand juts out of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the 28-mile-long Sable Island, which gets its name from the very material that forms its wispy, half-moon shape. But in spite of its small size and seemingly idyllic appearance, the location has a particularly disturbing history.