Poveglia Island is an island of Venice which is not only known as one of the most haunted places in the world, but also one of the most evil locations on the planet. Inhabited since 421, when mainlanders fled to seek refuge from the invaders, Poveglia’s population began to dwindle centuries later, and by the 14th century the island was completely abandoned. As with many small islands in Europe during the Bubonic Plague outbreak in the 14th century, the island became a quarantine colony. Many Venetians were sent here to die, their dead infected bodies being burned on giant pyres. Poveglia Island is said to have hosted over 160,000 infected souls living out their final days and hours there – so many that there are whispers that 50% of the soil consists of human remains. Recently, mass graves have been found on the nearby islands of Lazaretto Nuovo and Lazzaretto Vecchio containing the remains of thousands of plague victims. Today the whole island is abandoned, and it’s believed that many locals dare not step foot on the island for fear of being cursed.
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