15. The Natives Have Been Kidnapped
The very first expedition to the island was made in the 1800s by Britain under the leadership of Maurice Vidal Portman, who was accompanied by a group of arms-bearing Europeans. On seeing a bunch of strangers on their beloved island, the natives got scared and ran away.
Portman ended up kidnapping an elderly couple and four small children with the plan of taking them to Port Blair. The couple died before they arrived and the children were returned back with gifts. The kidnapping expedition was a huge failure.