Most likely, you heard about the island of Ibiza (Ibiza), which attracts tourists from all over the world with its clubs and entertainment. But few have heard of the island of Es Vedra, located just 2 km from the western part of Ibiza. But this place is filled with many secrets and mysteries.
To begin with, this is a small uninhabited island, which has become a reserve. It was the latter that caused the presence of rich wildlife. But the island attracts not only the flora and fauna. Many legends point to the connection of Es Vedra with Atlantis, Homer's “Odyssey” and the cases of visiting UFOs.
The island of Es Vedra is located in the Western Mediterranean. The highest point reaches a little more than 400 m above sea level, and limestone predominates in the composition. It is home to a huge number of animals and plants that are listed as endangered. But let's explore the more mysterious aspects.
The Legend of Atlantis
The most famous legend says that Es Vedra is a remnant of an ancient civilization that has disappeared. In fact, this is the remainder of the sunken island on which the Atlanteans lived. The history of Atlantis came to us from the dialogues of Plato. There are also references from Herodotus, Posidonius and Proclus. Some people think that this is a mythical city. But others truly believe that ancient Atlantis was submerged. However, something could have remained on the island. What if all this time part of an advanced civilization rested next to noisy Ibiza?
View of Es Vedra Island
Residence of sirens
Es Vedra is also associated with Homer's Odyssey. Remember how the ancient hero and his team had to face the dangerous sirens, which lured the sailors to the rocks where they died. So some believe that the sirens lived on this island.
Odysseus and Sirens, Pictured by English Artist Herbert James Draper
Perhaps this idea arose from the fact that the island was considered a sacred place of worship for Tanit (the moon goddess of the Phoenicians). Her statues found throughout the island of Ibiza. It is believed that the sacrifices were made during the full moon on Es Vedra.
Bust of the Goddess Tanit in the Necropolis of Puig des Molins (4th century BC.)
Es Vedra is considered a place of high energy concentration. It is also claimed that it is the third largest magnetic place in the world after the North Pole and the Bermuda Triangle. Some ancient stories even indicated that local limestone was transported to Egypt for the construction of pyramids. Modern visitors to the island say that they always feel an unusual surge of energy.
Communication with aliens
For years, there were eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen a UFO over the island. The most famous incident was the 1979 event, when a commercial flight had to deviate from the course due to the appearance of a series of red lights during the flight over the island of Vedra.
Local fishermen are talking about the lights, who see a strange glow above the sea near the island. Some ufologies are seriously engaged in this issue, because they believe in two possibilities: either aliens visit the island because of the high energy present, or the secret UFO base is located under water.