This territory is officially closed to the public and this is a federal ban, for violation of which you can get a big fine. Therefore, none of the locals swim there and no one knows what is happening on this island now.
But the other day, this island again surfaced in theories of conspiracy theorists, because on a beach near it, a local resident accidentally discovered a skeleton of a very unusual creature.
A woman named Erica Konstantin was walking with her dog in the Sunrise Park area when she came across the remains lying on the sand. First of all, she was struck by the fact that the skull and the eye sockets of this animal were very small or there were none at all, as well as the brain part of the skull.
Below you can see what the skeleton of a rhesus monkey should look like. The found skeleton corresponded in size to the the average Rhesus, however, the creature’s skull in the sand does not at all resemble the one in this picture.
Was it damaged? May be. However, the cranial bones are usually very strong. In addition, where did the fangs and all the other teeth of this “monkey” go? In rhesus monkeys, they are very large and the teeth can not be pulled out so easily from the jaw, you need to put a lot of effort.
All this, allowed online commentators to put forward the version that the strange skeleton is the result of mutations and that not typical allergy tests were carried out on rhesus monkeys in the laboratory. And that is why access to Monkey Island is strictly forbidden to everyone, probably other victims of such experiments run around there.
According to Erica, she had never seen such remains in this region before, although she walks with her dog there all the time. In an attempt to find answers to her questions, Erica even contacted a college scientist in Charleston, but has not yet received an answer from him.
“Technically, this island is called Morgan Island, but everyone calls it Monkey Island. There are no people on it and there are only monkeys that were previously experimented in a medical laboratory. Probably one of these animals accidentally fell into the water and was brought over here.” – Erica says.
Representatives of the institute in which these monkeys were previously kept categorically deny the version that dangerous experiments were conducted on the monkeys or that they were settled on the island in order to continue to secretly monitor the progress of any infectious disease.
In total, more than 3 thousand rhesus monkeys have been living on Monkey Island since the 1970s. Previously, when these monkeys were kept in the laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, these institutions were constantly targeted by animal rights activists who saw that the experiments caused serious medical problems for the monkeys – they were poisoned and even had limb amputations. After many scandals, it was decided to close part of the laboratories, and send the monkeys to an isolated island.
But if one monkey managed to get to the shore (even if it died along the way), then others may well do it and at the same time they can survive. And if these monkeys are indeed mutants or carriers of dangerous infections, then …