Curse of the cra­nium

Chat It's Fate - - Haunted Hospitals -

Poveg­lia Is­land in Venice, Italy, looks pic­turesque, sur­rounded by sparkling azure wa­ter. But the place has a spine-chill­ing rep­u­ta­tion - it is known as the world’s most haunted is­land. Once a dump­ing ground for plague vic­tims, many peo­ple thought to have the dis­ease in the 17th and 18th cen­turies were forcibly taken to the is­land to die. It is es­ti­mated that 10,000 bod­ies are buried there. In the 1920s, an asy­lum opened on the is­land. A mad doc­tor was ru­moured to have car­ried out hor­rific il­le­gal ex­per­i­ments on pa­tients, in­clud­ing lobotomies with­out anaes­thetic, be­fore fi­nally killing him­self by jump­ing from the asy­lum’s tower. Many lo­cals refuse to set foot on the is­land, be­liev­ing it is cursed.

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