Poveglia Island – Venice

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Poveglia Island is known as one of the most haunted places in the world. Located in Italy between Venice and Lido, the island was first noted in the historical registry in 421. Most of the residents fled the island in 1379 due to warfare. However, from 1776 until 1876, the island was solely used for quarantine stations during the plague, and then a mental hospital was located there. In 1968, the mental hospital closed, and no one has lived on the island since. Quite a few incidents occurred here to make it as terrifying as it is today. Known as the island of death, Poveglia Island’s soil is made up of human remains due to all of the people who have lost their lives here.

This island has been off-limits to visitors; however, there is a way for visitors to catch a glimpse of the terror. When taking a boat ride in Venice, visitors may be able to see a few small glimpses of the island. The island is known as the island of death because of the horrible incidents that occurred here.

What Makes Poveglia Island So Haunted?

As most ghost hunters and horror seekers know, there are always reasons for places to become haunted. Poveglia Island is no different. With all of the deaths that happened on the island, the hauntings here are anything but normal. In fact, the tortured souls on this island have nowhere to go and roam free.

The creepy stories began to run rampant when the rumors of what happened in the past began to circulate. In fact, one of the doctors who worked at the mental hospital allegedly gave his patients lobotomies. This doctor couldn’t handle the work that he was doing, so he jumped to his death from the bell tower on the island in the 1930s. Apparently, he was driven mad by his work and the ghosts that were on the island.

The Haunted Hospital

Even though Poveglia Island is off-limits to visitors, some have stepped foot on this haunted soil. Some say that they have felt being touched and even scratched while there. Others have seen ghosts of the dead walking on the island. The island is a mass burial ground, and to this day, visitors can still see stacks of human remains there.

With over 100,000 people who have died here, this is known as one of the most haunted places in the entire world. The bones and ashes of the dead are always there as reminders of what happened here. The plague brought suffering and death to the island, and the mental hospital brought anguish and pain.

No Visiting The Island of Death

No matter what ghost hunters want to see here, spending time on the island is illegal. It is privately owned, and even the locals who live nearby will not try to visit. To this day, there have been human remains that still wash up on shore.

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