The remote south pacific island of Montagumba, located near the Kingdom of Tonga was said to have totally disappeared last week. Local fisherman say they have always steered clear of the island because of local lore.
"Since I was a kid I have heard stories of Montagumba and always thought it was best to pay heed to them." said Molar Kununa.
island has a reputation of strange happenings with the locals, to
include mysterious creatures and evidence of lost time. Lomar Futurimore
said that in the spring of 2006 he was fishing and had boat trouble
near the island.
"I had to put to shore on Montagumba because I
had ripped a sail and there was a weird storm in the area. I kept
hearing some really strange noises in the interior of the island.
Finally after what seemed to be maybe 4 hours at the most I had repaired
the ripped sail and got the hell off that place. When I returned home
that night people ran to meet my boat and said I had been missing for 4
days. It was the weirdest thing. I never go anywhere near that place
Two fisherman who declined to be identified said they
were within sight of the island when there was a strange vibration and
then a blinding white light and then nothing the island was just gone.
There is nothing but open ocean in that location now where local maps
going back years clearly show the island.