The “King Island”, located off the coast of Alaska in the United States of America, is the strangest place in the world, which was once home to hundreds of people, but now it is completely devoid of any form of life, leaving only huts clinging to a steep rock at the site, according to Al Ain site.
What is known about this site is that the residents left those huts 60 years ago, and in general, the “King Island” in the US state of Alaska is nothing more than a massif in the middle of the Bering Sea Glacier, about 150 kilometers from the city of Nome.
The island consists of a single steep rock, only 1.5 kilometers long, that rises from the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Due to the rugged terrain of the place, it is hard to believe that people actually lived in this very steep location 6 decades ago, but this is what happened.
In the past, the island was home to people known as “the people of the sea”, and they lived there for centuries, and the name came from the fact that these inhabitants lived on fishing from the sea only, and sometimes on bird hunting..
the island is old
Sixty years ago, 200 people lived in the settlement of Yokefok, whose huts were built on stilts on the steep rock of King Island.
Despite the harsh weather conditions and daylight for only a few hours in the winter, perhaps life on King’s Island was very happy, and its inhabitants danced and sang together and were very skilled in their work.
But when the city of Nome was built and there was a lot of gold discovery and trade at the beginning of the 20th century, the residents of the exotic island began to camp near the city in the summer to make barter deals with the locals, and get gold.
And soon many of the people of King Island stayed near Nome all summer, returning to the island only for winter fishing, not knowing that they would later be forced to abandon the island for good..
In 1959, the Alaska Bureau of Indigenous Affairs decided to close the school on King Island, due to reasons including the possibility of the school collapse, or parts of the rock falling on it..
At that time, many residents of King Island had already long succumbed to the temptations of a more modern life, with urbanization and healthcare in my sleep..
And the decision to close the school came to put people under enormous pressure, because the children were forced in one way or another to go to school in my sleep, and families began to leave the island permanently..