Over the course of history this creepy island had a number of names. It has for example been called the bloody island, the island of madness and the island of hell.
The mystery of the Island Poveglia dates back to the 5th century. Today, the island is no longer inhabited.
No-one visits it and fishermen even steer clear of the island for fear that they will catch human bones in their nets. This dark place has for decades inspired superstitious terror into the hearts of people.
Poveglia Island is located of the coast of Venice.
Located off the coast of Venice, Italy, Poveglia Island is one of the world’s darkest and most evil places in the world. According to legend, the island was formed from the ashes of burned plague victims, criminals and mental patients who were exiled there.
The dark history of Poveglia Island began during the Roman Era when it was used to isolate plague victims from the general population.
Centuries later, when the Black Death rolled through Europe it served that purpose again.
The dead were dumped into large pits and buried or burned.
At first glance Poveglia Island looks like a nice place, but its history is very dark.
As the plague tightened its grip, the population began to panic and those residents showing the slightest sign of sickness were taken from their homes and to the island of Poveglia kicking and screaming and pleading.
They were thrown onto piles of rotting corpses and set ablaze. Men, women, children were all left to die in agony.