We celebrated "haunted islands" in a classic ghost story by Ty Sawyer. From the ISLANDS Archives, we've highlighted his photos and scary passages of walking the streets of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, plus added even more of the world's spooky islands.
As Ty wrote in "Haunted Isles" (read the full article here): From the 16th century into modern times, these same streets and buildings have felt the trod of soldiers, settlers, explorers, priests, mothers and fathers. They've known war, strife, fear, wealth, poverty and great joy, the deep passions of love and life, emotions that permanently embed themselves into buildings, shadows and even the hot Caribbean air and warm Caribbean Sea. "Every night," my driver tells me, "the ghost ships of every nation that ever attacked our great El Morro line up in the dark to try again." El Morro is the 16th-century castle that was built to protect the island's harbor. He pauses, easing the car up next to an open door. "They never succeed, of course. Even in the afterlife." His tone is so matter-of-fact, it's as if he'd witnessed the event the previous night. "Have you seen this?" I asked.