Whether you believe in spirits or not the track record of fatalities in these locations should be reason enough reason to stay away.
By
Luke Briscoe

Source:
NITV
4 Dec 2017 - 1:39 PM  UPDATED 22 Oct 2020 - 6:49 AM

Australia boasts some of the most beautiful locations to travel on earth and every year millions of tourist and thousands of interstate travelers visit iconic and stunning locations over throughout the year, but there are some locations that you should not visit as it may just be the last place you visit 

#3 Queensland's Devils Hole

From the title of this location I think there is an obvious reason why you shouldn't visit the Devils Hole, don't you?

The Devils Holes is located in a town called Babinda and is a mix of both legend and science fact. For years people have gone missing and truth be told that the poor souls that would never make it back alive are usually young males. Since the 90's the Devils Hole has been sectioned off and even though the council and National Parks have now taken moves to ensure tourists from wandering into the Devils Hole people are stupid and still, people drown.

The local Indigenous people in the area have known of this forbidden area long before Europeans had arrived in Babinda. A Yidinji legend tells of a stunning girl called Oolana and she married into the Waroonoo tribe to an older man but soon after the marriage, Oolana grew in love with a younger man named Dyna. As adultery was forbidden both were captured but Oolana managed to run away and throw herself into the water calling for Dyna. As she called out the softly flowing water became a raging torrent and massive boulders filled the area and as she drowned she was calling for her lover Dyna. People from the areas say when they have ventured near the Devils Hole they can hear a lady calling. The Indigenous people say that she is protecting the area waiting to be united with her lover and when males come to the area she thinks that it is Dyna and takes them under the water with her.

Through the centuries the legend has claimed the man who has ventured into the Devils Hole never to return home, so please don't try your luck as you may never make it out from the grasp of Oolana in the Devils Hole.

#2 Lake Eacham

Not too far from the Devils Hole is Lake Eacham, a giant volcanic lake surrounded by some 60 hectares of world heritage listed forest. Just about every year someone goes missing in the lake and the scary thing about this lake is that sometimes the bodies are never retrieved or they may end up 40-60 kilometers down the road along river beds but this is just another one of the many mysteries of the lake. The council and national parks allow people to swim in this lake but the local Indigenous legend tells us that this lake is filled with death and its taboo to swim in the lake.

The lake is known to the Ngadjon-Jii people (Traditional Owners) as Bana Wiingina and holds cultural and spiritual significance for the story that may make you think twice about swimming there. Legend has it that two young boys were aiming to spear a wallaby but hit a flame tree instead and the boys weren't meant to be out hunting and when they pulled out the spear a witchetty grub came out with the spear and then the men started cutting down the tree to gather more grubs. When the tree fell the sky began to shake and this made Yamini, the rainbow serpent angry and this cause the sky to turn orange, and then the family back at camp were sucked into the falling grown which drowned them.

For 10,000 year the story of Bana Wiingina has been warning to any visitors not to swim in the lake but it also talks about greed and how young boys need to be more respectful but if this story and dozens of deaths don't make you think twice about swimming in the lake then maybe the fact that the lake is filled with chemicals such as arsenic, aluminum, boron, chloride, iron, manganese, sulfate may be a deterrent?

#1 ULURU

More than 300,000 people visit Uluru every year and it has become an Australian icon but for the Anangu people who are the Traditional Owners they have a cultural and spiritual connection to Uluru and they say that no one should climb it. The site is part of a traditional story that isn't as brutal as the other ones mentioned above but significant and vital for the survival of the Anangu culture none the same.

Another reason why you shouldn't climb Uluru is the safety factor and especially during the rainy season as the water gushes through the crevasses in the majestic rock. Even though 30 people have reportedly died on Uluru since the 1950's people still feel the need to climb.

This year the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management decided in 2019 that they will stop people from climbing Uluru but what will happen between now and then? You would hope that most people will respect the wishes of the traditional owners not to climb even today but if not then maybe you might just be a fatal statistic?