Many consider the Italian island of Poveglia to be the most haunted place in the world.
The Italian government is looking to sell the island in order to pay off its public debt. Also known as “the island of madness,” Poveglia is located in the Venetian lagoon and many believe that it is the most haunted place in the world.
The island first gained that title around 1793 when a pair of ships carrying plague victims landed in Poveglia. The island was then sealed off into a quarantine zone for sick people, many of which died.
Poveglia is also the source of several horror stories including a mental institution that opened up in 1922. Some say that there was a doctor who went mad because of the ghosts and performed crude lobotomies on patients.
Italy is looking to sell the island for about $841 million.
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