Italys most haunted places.
Scariest And Most Haunted Places In Italy
- Catacombs of the Capuchins (Sicily, Italy)
The catacombs contain thousands of mummified bodies. Even creepier, the bodies are dressed in their typical clothes and arranged in poses. In 1920 the last person was mummified and put on display here in the catacombs of the Capuchins.
- Lucedio Abbey (Vercelli, Italy)
The Abbey of Lucedio was built in 1123 in Northern Italy. It was once the home to good god fearing religious monks. Apparently in 1684 many young girls who lived in the area met the devil. After the devil seduced them he sent them to visit the monks at the Lucedio Abbey. The girls managed to corrupt the abbey and convert the monks to Satanism. Things went downhill after that. The monks held rituals to call on satan, and during these rituals the monks sacrificed people by bashing their heads in until their heads were flat. The dead were then pushed to the side and another victim was dragged in and killed the exact same way. The Roman army was sent in by the Catholic church and all of the monks were captured and then executed in and around the Abbey of Lucedio. Since then many strange paranormal things have taken place here.
Many people have witnessed paranormal activity taking place here at the Lucedio. In 1950, a construction company was brought in to fix the place up and do some work to rehab to place from crumbling away. As soon as work began, the men started to see their tools moving on their own. A few days later, one of the marble statues fell over and almost crushed one of the men working near it. The man was greatful for being spared and said that a miracle saved his life. Even though the man went home after the incident and never came back to the Lucedio, he unexpectantly was found dead at his home two days later. Word of this got back to his fellow co-workers and the rest of the men quit and the rehad work at the Abbey of Lucedio was halted and never started again.
Recently the TV shows “Scariest Places On Earth” and “Ghost Hunters International” visited the site. Strange activity was captured taking place at the Lucedio by both shows. The two families that visited here during the tapeing of the “Scariest Places On Earth” show were both convinced that they witnessed paranormal activity and neither family would ever return to this evil place. The TAPS crew from “Ghost Hunters International” also had their share of activity and they managed to catch some pretty good evidence on tape.
In Italy, throughout Europe, In the world, the Lucedio is definately a scary place and it is one of the most haunted places on earth.
- Poveglia Island (Venetian Lagoon between Venice and Lido)
Poveglia Island near Venice is so scary that no tourists are allowed to step foot on it.
When the plague hit Italy in 1576, thousands of dead bodies and some still living victims were dumped on the island to be buried or left to rot and die. During Roman times it was used to isolate thousands of plague victims and during the three occasions when the black death spread through Europe, the island was effectively used as a plague pit — it was considered an efficient way of keeping the infected people separated from the healthy. It is believed that over 160,000 people died on the island throughout its history.
Centuries later, in 1922 a psychiatric hospital was built on the island by a doctor who tortured and possibly killed some of his patients there. It is rumoured that many of the patients claimed to see the tormented spirits of the plague victims soon after their arrival to the hospital on Poveglia Island. The doctor there investigated this phenomenon by conducting crude lobotomies and medical experiments on his patients. He supposedly began seeing the ghosts himself soon after, and he commited suicide by jumping to his death from the roof of the hospital steeple. After this, the hospital was abandoned and remains so to this day.
Today the island is only used for farming vineyards. The hospital, the doctors office, a church building, and the crematorium building still stand on Poveglia Island, but unfortunately no tourists are permitted here at anytime.