Snake Island Brazil

The World’s Most Dangerous Island

Snake Island Lighthouse

vipers in the lighthouse
snakes entering the lighthouse

A lighthouse was constructed in 1909 to steer ships away from the island, operated by a single-family. During one supply trip, to the lighthouse in the 1920s, the crew of the supply boat found the lighthouse abandoned and the door left open.

It turned out that one night, a handful of snakes enter through a window and attack the man, his wife, and their three children.

In a desperate gambit to escape, they ran towards their boat to escape the island but were bitten by snakes on the branches overhead. The family was found, dead, on the path having died from attacks by golden lanceheads.

The lighthouse is no longer staffed and is automated.