Take a look back into another world
Located in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean, North Sentinel Island seems like a tropical paradise untouched by the ravages of humanity since the beginning of time. And while you won’t find too many modern men traipsing over the small island, there have been humans there for a long time. They’ve been there so long, in fact, that they have hardly been contacted by the outside world for thousands of years. The indigenous people seem to be stuck in an ancient tribal era where spears and war paint are a part of everyday life. Take a look at this incredible untouched tribe.
In 2006, the world was shocked to discover two fisherman who had been murdered. It wasn’t a rival fisherman or robbers who did the slaying, it was people who hardly anyone on Earth knew existed.
A Huge Discovery
It was revealed that an unknown amount of people were living on an island called the North Sentinel Island about the size of Manhattan in the Bay of Bengal, and they looked like they were from centuries ago.
The island remains remote due to its location in the bay, a ring of coral around the shores, and the thick, impenetrable jungle on it.
While there has been little to no contact with the people since the killings, the country of India decided to impose a three-mile restricted space around the island. This way, people would stop getting close to to the island so as not to bother the indigenous people and to avoid further killings.
Attempts at contact were made in 1967 by anthropologist T. N. Pandit. He remarked, “Sometimes they would turn their backs to us and sit on their haunches as if to defecate. Gifts of food and clothing are of no importance to them. This was meant to insult us as were not welcome.”