Everything about Poveglia Island actually sounds literally like a horror movie, from its mass death pits up until the human experiments. The scale of the horror there is so unbelievable that even the very earth itself is said to be fifty percent human remains. It is definitely no wonder it was voted one of the most haunted places in this world. Poveglia Island, off the coast of Venice and Lido in Italy, is nicknamed the ‘Island of Ghosts’ due to its grizzly past.
Poveglia’s darkest moments date back to the more recent years when, due to the 1700 Black Death, the island became a lazaretto, an open-air cemetery, where they quarantined people there. According to local tales, people were dragged kicking and also screaming to the island if they showed even the slightest symptoms of the Black Death.
These are actually 5 horrifying things that happened on Poveglia Island:
1) The Island Where Plague Sufferers Were Taken To Die
During the Roman Empire, the island was used to house victims of the plague in order to protect the rest of the country, forcing inflicted people to live and die in isolation. Then, during the medieval era, when the plague returned and killed off nearly two-thirds of Europe’s population, Poveglia was again called upon to take in the sick and dying. Dead bodies quickly began to overcrowd the island and thousands were dumped into large, common graves. In many cases, the bodies were burned.
Some overly cautious Italian communities even got into the habit of shipping away anyone who showed the slightest signs of illness. Many of those people had not actually been infected with the plague at all and were literally dragged to Poveglia and dumped atop piles of rotting corpses. The terrifying, negative energy that has been left in the wake of these deaths remains, even in the island’s very soul.
2) Psychiatric Hospital Was Built On Poveglia, Resulting In Even More Tortured Souls
When a mental hospital was opened on Poveglia Island in 1922, few people were very surprised. However, the arrival of droves of mentally disturbed patients to the island only served to enrich the legend of it being a place to avoid. The isolation and privacy offered by the island also allowed for disreputable scientists and doctors to do as they pleased their patients. Reports of widespread abuse and heinous experiments began to float back to the mainland, bringing with them the screams of the tortured souls trapped there.
3) Doctors Tortured Their Patients On Poveglia
Poveglia legend tells of a particularly demented doctor who worked at the island’s mental hospital in the early 20th century. His notorious experiments on patients are still shocking when told today. 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. The procedures were heinously wicked, and painful, too. He used hammers, chisels, and drills with no anesthesia or concern for sanitation. He supposedly saved his darkest experiments for special patients, whom he took to the hospital’s bell tower. Whatever he did in there, the screams from those being tortured could be heard across the island.
Karma eventually caught up with the wicked doctor. According to the story, the doctor began to suffer his own mental torture and was pursued by the island’s multitude of ghosts. Eventually, he lost his mind and climbed to the top of the bell tower and flung himself to his death below. There are varying accounts of his death, though. Some say he may have actually been pushed, either by an angry island spirit or by some of his furious patients. Supposedly a nurse witnessed his fall, claiming that he initially survived, but that a ghostly mist overcame his body and choked him to death. Somehow, the mental hospital remained open until 1968.
4) An Evil Doctor Sounds A Ghostly Bell Each Night
There is another part to the sadistic doctor story that is worth mentioning. The legend says that one way or another, he fell to his death from the mental hospital’s infamous bell tower. Maybe he fell, or maybe he was pushed. However, some elaborate on the legend and claim that the doctor was seized, still alive, by some of his lobotomized patients, and bricked up in the wall of the bell tower. Other versions say that patients placed him in the tower after he was dead. Locals to this day claim that the doctor’s spirit is still in the tower and will remain there forever and that on a quiet night if you are listening closely, you can hear him ring the tower bell.
5) Haunting Leads To The Abandonment of The Island
When the mental hospital on Poveglia was finally closed in 1968, the island was sold to a private owner. However, he did not have it for very long before selling it to yet another owner. In both instances, the new owners could not bear to spend time there. The atmosphere was heavy and morbid. Strange sounds combined with all of the hauntings that had been reported continued to prevail. As a result, the island was left completely abandoned. It has come up for sale again, but the deals continue to fall through. Maybe prospective owners have heard too many frightening tales in advance.
YouTube Review: This Pilot Tells What Really Happened After Surviving Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle has always been one of the world’s greatest mysteries. It is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico where more than dozen of ships and airplanes have been reported to disappear when passing through. Unsettling situations surround some of these accidents including the “Flight 19” case. A group of five U.S. Navy bombers disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945.
Posted by Ridddle on YouTube, the video shares about a pilot that ‘survived’ the Bermuda Triangle:
Beechcraft Bonanza, a single-engine aircraft had three passengers. The pilot, Bruce Gernon was on board with his business partner and his father. The flight was scheduled to fly from the Andros island to Miami beach on December 4, 1970, where the journey usually took one and a half hours. But on that day, they made it to Miami within 14 minutes.
The flight took off and was gaining altitude. As the aircraft reached 11,000 feet, Bruce saw a massive dark cloud ahead of them. It wasn’t the first time as he already managed to cut through some of it but it seems like the cloud was growing every minute. He had no choice but to move through the cloud, once again.
As the aircraft entered the gigantic dark cloud, everything went black. No single ray of sun was passing through. Bruce was confused with his situation as the weather was pretty normal without any sign of rain or thunderstorm so he was wondering where could the dark cloud come from. As he braces himself through the cloud, he witnessed a blaze of light that could be anything but a flash of lightning. Bruce kept on flying but the cloud never seemed to end until he saw a small light where he immediately flies his aircraft towards the end.
To his surprise, the exit hole felt like it was shrinking and his navigation instruments began to malfunction. Eventually, he managed to get out of the dark cloud. As everything went to its normal state, Bruce contacted the ground control to determine their location but it was impossible because his flight was not showing on the radar. Not long after, the dispatcher announced that the flight has reached Miami and they had a clean landing. The flight had a speed of 180 km per hour and it is impossible for them to make a trip in just 45 minutes.
It remained a mystery until today even after Bruce consulted the aeronautical engineers and professors to provide him an answer to his ‘teleportation’ puzzle. Today, Bruce has written his own documentation book titled ‘Beyond the Bermuda Triangle‘.
YouTube Review: Be Excited Arianators! ‘The Voice’ Promo Is Out And Ariana Grande Is The New Coach
Ariana Grande is actually an American singer and also actress. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career including two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards and 26 Guinness World Records. She is a successful icon known all over the world.
Recently, she has been selected to be the next brand new coach for the new season of ‘The Voice’. According to the website, ‘The Voice’ is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011. It has aired twenty seasons and aims to find unsigned singing talent, solo or duets, professional and amateur contested by aspiring singers, age 13 or over that are drawn from public auditions.
Ariana Grande has brought out the lions, eagles, and also bears in a new promo for Season 21 of the reality singing competition. NBC has released the trailer for the upcoming season featuring Ariana Grande who is the latest addition to the series’ panel of celebrity coaches. The Grammy-winning singer joins coaches such as Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and also John Legend.
In the month of March, it was announced that Ariana Grande would join Season 21 of ‘The Voice’ replacing singer Nick Jonas. She made a guest appearance on the show in the year of 2016, where she performed her hit song that is ‘Into You’. This is just one of Ariana Grande’s recent projects, including a string of live performances from her latest chart-topping album that would be the ‘Positions’ album.
In the promo, Ariana Grande swoops in wearing a gorgeous silver dress on a giant floating crescent moon to join her fellow judges around a campfire. The newbie then got encouraged to sing a song around the campfire, serenades the entire forest of furry critters with the Olivia Newton-John hit ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, from the film ‘Grease’, which also starred John Travolta.
Sources: YouTube Cometa Exótico.
(Video) ‘BtoB’ Fans! Here Are 7 Best Songs That May Be Your Favorite!
BtoB, the acronym for Born to Beat is a South Korean boy band debuted in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The member of the band are Seo Eun-kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Im Hyun-sik, Peniel Shin and Yook Sung-jae. Initially, there were 7 of them but one member, Jung Il-hoon departed from the group in December last year.
Ever since their debut, fans have been blessed with perfect pitched voices, smooth rap lines, and emotional songs. Their appearance on Kingdom: Legendary War has brought them to international attention where people finally appreciate not only their good looks but killer vocals. If you’re new to BTOB’s fandom called ‘Melody’, here are some hidden gems that you can add to your playlist.
1) “My Girl” – Press Play (2012)
While songs like “WOW” and “Press Play” from one of BtoB’s earlier albums, “Press Play” are famous, the song “My Girl” is not getting the recognition it deserves. This song is catchy and you’ll immediately feel the warmness of the melody in this specific song if you’re familiar with BtoB songs. Perfect for spring or summer vibe, this song will make you feel all good inside.
2) “Ello Ello” – Beep Beep (2014)
The backstory of this song is about confessing our feelings to the person we like. It’s cute, happy, and so hopeful. The beat is catchy, it will lift your spirits and get you up dancing afterward.
3) “Hope You’re Doing Fine” – Move (2014)
This is the perfect song to blast on when you’re wallowing over a breakup. It starts with Changsub’s smooth and soothing vocals and continued with Minhyuk’s rap line that will heal your soul. The whole song is written to those who have gone through or are going through heartbreak.
4) “Yes I Am” – New Men (2016)
This one is BtoB’s most empowering and motivating song! It will drive you to be productive and inspire you to do whatever you have on your list. The build-up that leads to the chorus is emotional and the chorus itself is amazing enough to bring you a big wave of feelings.
5) “Red Lie” – Brother Act (2017)
“Red Lie” tells the story of a lover who has lost interest in their partner. Although it suits well to be a slow song, it is actually a bit upbeat but the melody is still solemn and melancholy.
6) “My Lady” – Brother Act (2017)
The album “Brother Act” is famous for its hit song, “Missing You”, but the track right after which is “My Lady” is also a bop! The song starts with the smooth and angelic voice of Changsub, combined with Minhyuk’s rap line. The song is the perfect combination of heartfelt and heartbreak.
7) “About Time” – Feel’eM (2017)
As usual, most of BtoB’s songs are produced by the members themselves. “About Time” is not excluded. It was produced by Minhyuk and former member, Ilhoon. Everything about the song puts you right in the feels and you’ll have it on repeat! It starts with the mellow rap of Minhyuk and the song just get even better with the poetic lyrics.
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