Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Poveglia Island, Zak, Nick, and Aaron travel to a small island located between Venice and Lido in Italy. “The island is so full of dark, dark history. The Plague Doctor movie is a psychological thriller set in Venice, with dark atmospheres, that is inspired by stories and legends of Poveglia's island. Poveglia - Beyond the myth a short documentary about Poveglia an ancient island of the Venetian lagoon. Poveglia - Beyond the myth a short documentary about Poveglia an ancient island of the Venetian lagoon. “Nature has really taken over and it was really typical of a horror movie with all the vines and creepers. Jun 13, 2017 - Explore Rayleen Baguio's board "Poveglia Island/Italy" on Pinterest. The scale of the horror is so unbelievable that even the very earth itself is… I absolutely love your show and additionally love the fun 80s/90s references which crack me up! 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. It is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of thousands of people that allegedly died here when the island served as a quarantine colony for plague victims at the time of Napoleon, and later as an asylum for the mentally ill. It has been said that even to this day, human ash makes up more than 50 per cent of the island’s soil. By a rough estimate, over 100,000 people have died here. The island has a pretty dark history. 8.4/10 121. Poveglia Island (13 Nov. 2009) TV Episode | TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV. Directed by Zak Bagans, Nick Groff. Poveglia Island. The echoes of his past pull him on a surreal and enigmatic journey towards the discovery of himself, clashing with the mysterious figure of the Plague Doctor. Real Ghost Photo Evidence: The Back Story: Jessica writes to us. “The whole place was just really weird and eerie although you could tell from the tiles and the archways it would have been a beautiful building originally. Add to Watchlist. Shutter Island is a 2010 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis, based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Poveglia Island is among the most haunted places in the world, the whole island is haunted and it is illegal to visit Poveglia. The island has its first mention in 421 during the downfall of … Talking about the history of the island, Barry says "if you had the plague, the Romans used to ship you across to this island let you die and the bury you," in fact he says "there's a lot of dead people got put there," so many in fact that "50 percent dirt, 50 percent human ashes." Over the centuries, it housed a fort to prevent naval incursions, a quarantine facility, and an asylum. The 7 hectare plot was also used as a mass burial ground, where some 160,000 victims are thought to have been cremated to stop the spread of the disease. With its spooky legends the Poveglia Island is described as the ‘Most Haunted Place On Earth’. The affluent residents of the island pay for the ferry. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Inside the luxury Pacific resort that’s been abandoned, A look at Romania’s epic underground theme park, 12 hidden features on a plane you never noticed, 16 places you won’t believe are in Australia. Poveglia Plague Island Angelo Meneghini/CC BY 3.0 Poveglia Plague Island Luigi Tiriticco/CC BY 2.0 Poveglia in the movie "The Plague Doctor" emanuelemengotti (Atlas Obscura User) Records as early as 421 AD recount a community of people living on this island, having escaped from war on the mainland. Walk through Poveglia island which is located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon in northern Italy and it is considered one of the world's most haunted islands. RELATED: A look at Romania’s epic underground theme park, The island was then turned into an asylum – where inmates were experimented on. ", followed by 410 people on Pinterest. Poveglia Island: Strange Presences. [10] However, there seems to be no evidence of an alleged prison. If you think self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic is a nightmare, take a look inside ‘the world’s most haunted island’. Poveglia is no stranger to plagues, however, and it’s certainly no stranger to ghosts. Although it has served various purposes, this place is well-known for its macabre past. The island has its first mention in 421 during the downfall of the Roman empire. Source: factinteres. Picture: CatersSource:Caters News Agency, Human ash is thought to make up 50 per cent of the island’s soil. Locals and tourists are forbidden from visiting. Art Director Luca Nemolato has been working as a Concept Artist and Art Director with major companies and studios, such as Legacy Effects. Poveglia Plague Island Angelo Meneghini/CC BY 3.0 Poveglia Plague Island Luigi Tiriticco/CC BY 2.0 Poveglia in the movie "The Plague Doctor" emanuelemengotti (Atlas Obscura User) Watch on Prime Video buy from $1.99. Jun 13, 2017 - Explore Rayleen Baguio's board "Poveglia Island/Italy" on Pinterest. Nobody knows. I’m a new listener who is hooked on your podcast! Everything about the island of Poveglia sounds like a horror movie, from its mass death pits to the human experiments. On its property is an abandoned church and another structure which the locals say was a convalescent home. RELATED: Inside the luxury Pacific resort that’s been abandoned, It is nicknamed the ‘Island of Ghosts’ due to its grizzly past, which first started when it was used as a quarantine station for people with the plague. Fisherman won’t even fish in the area surrounding Poveglia and it was completely off-limits to visitors for many years. Tens of thousands of dead and living Black Plague victims were brought here across centuries. ! Since then, it has remained uninhabited and all those who went to visit it came back with frightening testimonies of rumors, lamentations, and strange appearances. Poveglia only became creepier when, in the late 1800s, the island became an asylum for the mentally ill. Legend suggests that one of the hospital's doctors performed strange experiments on the patients in the 1930s, a task that eventually drove him to leap off of the asylum's bell tower. Poveglia Island is a secluded little piece of land that even the macho-iest of Italians stay the fuck away from. The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil. 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