Visitors claim that they can hear the dolls speaking to one another and passing boats have reported that they could hear them trying convince them to stop at the island. Later a story emerged that the islands care taker Don Julian Santana was responsible for littering the island after suspecting that the child who had passed away there was haunting the area. His intentions were to hang a few up to keep her spirit at bay until it became an obsession driven by some unknown force.
There was even a story of a Doctor who opened a mental hospital there in 1922 where he under took cruel experiments on those who were admitted. He later passed away there after falling off a bell tower which was told as him being thrown off. The island began being the haven for the sick after what was known as the Bubonic Plague nearly wiped out mankind. Its original purpose created by the roman's was to provide an area where the sick who could not be saved could live out the rest of their lives together.
Rumors claim that the area is littered with crypt-ids and paranormal activity within the fog that cloaks the town now. Since the closure of the rail road reaching the place has been said almost close to impossible to reach in travel. This was the basis that would inspire the horror game and film, Silent Hill.
There are other folk tales including one with a wizard but the legend that claims Baba’s body is buried somewhere in the city till this day adds far more intrigue.
Under a million people have risked their lives trying to contain the situation ever since the accident which is currently being covered in deteriorating sarcophagus. Many believe this place to be very haunted after the end results of the incident.
Currently North Brother Island is cut off from population and traveler’s while being sought out as more of a historical arc rather than a place to rebuild. The location being near Rikers Island could be to blame.
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