There is an island in Italy near the Venice lagoon called Poveglia. The island is presumably haunted by evil spirits and the ghosts of many deceased people throughout the long eerie history of the island. It is currently completely uninhabited and strictly forbidden for visitors.
The spooky history of the island is connected mostly to the outbreak of Bubonic plague in the 16th century. It was then when thousands of infected people were shipped to Poveglia’s facilities for treatment. Centuries later a mental institution was erected. All of the abandoned buildings are still standing.
What is even more interesting is that the Italian government is currently selling the whole island via auction. Whoever wants to buy it has to invest more than 500 million in it and build luxurious hotels on top of the ground where thousands have died. Although there many Venetians who are still very superstitious about the island’s history the Italian government fully believes in the island’s unique potential.