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Amid the numerous reports from illegal visitors is the story of a curiosity thrill-seeker who went to Poveglia with a group of friends. Some say it was a mental asylum, but Venetians keen to dismiss the various myths surrounding the island firmly advocate that the so called madhouse was in fact just a resting place for the elderly; a geriatric centre. Several owners would abandon the island quickly after purchasing it. At the base of the fan, and separate from it, are the remains of a 17th-century octagonal fort. The legend says that one way or another, he fell to his death from the mental hospital's infamous bell tower. Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. Men, women and children. He used hammers, chisels, and drills with no anesthesia or concern for sanitation. Francesco was great, and I even confirmed with him the night before my trip that all would go as scheduled. Poveglia (Italian pronunciation: [poˈveʎʎa]) is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.A small canal divides the island into two separate parts. The locals call Poveglia island of ghosts, cursed with many unhealthy spirits. @islandhousemackinac: “The man, the myth, the fudge legend - Mr. Victor Callewaert, Island House Hotel owner and his…” Poveglia Island is one of many island in the lagoons of Venice, Italy but instead of being a place of beauty, the island is a festering blemish in the shimmering sea and is not only regarded as one of the most haunted locations on the planet, but also one of the most evil places in the world. It has no owners and entry to the place is strictly forbidden. For those who aren't familiar with Poveglia island, it is a small-ish island among others tucked in the lagoon of Venice, Italy. Poveglia is located in northern Italy, in the Venetian Lagoons. The procedures were heinously wicked, and painful, too. Even after all these incidents, many people have tried to investigate it. The dead were dumped into large pits and buried or burned. Poveglia Island, in the Venetian Lagoon, Italy, is … Other versions say that patients placed him in the tower after he was dead. During the Roman Empire, the island was used to house victims of the plague in order to protect the rest of the country, forcing inflicted people to live and die in isolation. They left unexpectedly with their daughter bleeding profusely. Recap: Poveglia Island 05:10. His notorious experiments on patients are still shocking when told today. Read POVEGLIA ISLAND, VENICE, ITALY from the story THE WORLD'S MOST HAUNTED PLACES by ElisiaEllis (Fangirl Dreamer) with 49 reads. There are varying accounts of his death, though. Mar 24, 2016 Ian Smith. Apr 24, 2016 - Explore Florian Enßle's board "Poveglia" on Pinterest. For centuries, Poveglia Island was Venice’s solution to the plague: An isolated quarantine site where victims of the plague were sent after infection with few ever leaving the island again. Poveglia holds may tales of paranormal activity occurring going back for centuries. The History Of Poveglia Island. For instance, he believed that lobotomies were a great way to treat and cure mental illness, so he performed lobotomies on numerous patients, usually against their will. In 1922, a hospital was built on the island and any locals showing signs of sickness physically or mentally were shipped over to Poveglia. The only time any visits are made is to harvest vineyards. It was said that it was caused by a brutal and violent entity which attacked her. The Italian island of Poveglia has a history chock-full of tragic events going back thousands of years. Rumor has it that one family decided to leave the island after their daughter mysteriously split her face requiring 14 stitches. It is rumored that, while there, their daughter acquired a slash down her face that called for 14 stitches. Supposedly a nurse witnessed his fall, claiming that he initially survived, but that a ghostly mist overcame his body and choked him to death. When a poor family in Cambodia fell afoul of loan sharks, the mother asked her youngest daughter to take a job. The only time any visits are made is to harvest vineyards. Some overly cautious Italian communities even got into the habit of shipping away anyone who showed the slightest signs of illness. The island is thick with a long, twisted, and tumultuous history that has a large shadow of evil and sinister goings on looming over it. Upon entering the abandoned mental hospital, the illegal tourist reported a heavy sense of dread descend around them, followed by a deep voice that warned: "Leave immediately, and do not return." The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil. Poveglia Island is one of many island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon but instead of being a place of beauty, the island is a blemish in the shimmering sea and is not only regarded as one of the most haunted locations on the planet, but also one of the most evil places in the world. Italy’s islands provide a unique twist on private island living. Poveglia legend tells of a particularly demented doctor who worked at the island's mental hospital in the early 20th century. A small canal divides the island … His meeting point was a long, confusing way from my hotel, so I paid for a water taxi (70 Euros) to make sure I got there on time. The atmosphere was heavy and morbid. At the base of the fan, and separate from it, are the remains of a 17th-century octagonal fort. fyeahthebizarre:. Browse hundreds of islands available for sale and rent worldwide. Many are terrified of the island because of the rumors and ghost stories that surround it.. Poveglia … Exploring plagues and pandemics throughout history. This is due to its gloomy history. Situated between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon of northern Italy is a small island which is considered to be one of the most evil places in the world. The island first appears in the historical record in 421, and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. Today the island may look uninhabited, but legend suggests otherwise… Poveglia is located in northern Italy, in the Venetian Lagoons. As a result, the island was left completely abandoned. Poveglia is a small, fan-shaped island that lies some 500 yards off the shore of the Lido in the south of the lagoon, the body of water and marshland that buffers Venice from the Adriatic Sea. Poveglia Island Special 01:05:15. During this time, the deadly plague swept across all parts of Europe, decimating the European population in unimaginably large numbers. For instance, he believed that lobotomies were a great way to treat and cure mental illness, so he performed lobotomies on numerous patients, usually against their will. According to legend, the island was formed from the ashes of burned plague victims, criminals and mental patients who were exiled there. The island is frequently featured in a paranormal show. It is rumored that, while there, their daughter acquired a slash down her face that called for 14 stitches. But most of the people who went in search of truth could not come back from here and this island became desolate forever. See more ideas about haunted places, island, most haunted. In both instances the new owners could not bear to spend time there. Of course, many daredevils broke the law and visited the island. In many cases, the bodies were burned. In the past few decades the island has taken upon the reputation of being one of the most haunted locations on earth. Yes - over thousands of years that is just how many people have perished and rotted on the nightmarish island. A small canal divides the island into two separate parts. Whatever he did in there, the screams from those being tortured could be heard across the island. ... as their daughter needed 14 stitches on her face. The owner, however, abandoned the island after a brief stay. His notorious experiments on patients are still shocking when told today. The owner, however, abandoned the island after a brief stay. He supposedly saved his darkest experiments for special patients, whom he took to the hospital's bell tower. The tattoo is actually related to Ghost Adventures’ investigation of the haunted island, near Venice, Italy. The isolation and privacy offered by the island also allowed for disreputable scientists and doctors to do as they pleased to their patients. Locals to this day claim that the doctor's spirit is still in the tower and will remain there forever and that on a quiet night, if you are listening closely, you can hear him ring the tower bell. The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil. The locals call Poveglia island of ghosts, cursed with many unhealthy spirits. Poveglia Island is one of many island in the lagoons of Venice, Italy. Aaron's Vlog: Venice Island 00:48. Poveglia Island (Asylum) from the story Paranormal Stories by MetalHeadBoss (NachtHexe) with 830 reads. In its more recent past, a family purchased the island in an attempt to renovate it into a holiday get-away, but they too fled the island within a day. Maybe he fell, or maybe he was pushed. #cnp Pulau Poveglia merupakan salah sebuah pulau yang terdapat di Venice, Itali. 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