It’s been called by many as the most haunted place in the world – and now it’s for sale!
Poveglia Island is one of many islands in the lagoons of Venice, but instead of being a place of beauty, many fear it as a place of demonic energy.
The trouble started back in the late 19th century when Poveglia served as a checkpoint for ships going to Venice. After a pair of ships carrying plague victims arrived in 1793, the island was sealed off and turned into a quarantine zone for people with infectious diseases, a role it served for over a century.
It goes without saying that many of these people died on the island during this time, leading to the widespread belief that Poveglia is haunted. It didn’t help when the place was converted into a hospital for the mentally ill in 1922. Rumor has it, the hospital was home to a number of crude lobotomies, performed by a doctor who’d been driven mad by the ghosts. He later flung himself off the bell tower.
This island is still owned by the Italian government, however has been abandoned for the past 50 years.
What do you think? If this island was purchased and made into a hotel resort… would you dare visit?