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Poveglia Island [Nov. 28th, 2006|10:34 am]
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The RPG "Poveglia Academy" is set on the actual island of Poveglia, Venice.

Information about the island itself can be found here, including pictures and history. Any information found about the island that is NOT currently posted would be highly appreciated. Just put it in a reply to this post. Thanks!


The island of Poveglia, in the Venetian Lagoon, is considered one of the most haunted places on earth. A bit of searching on the internet turns up scraps of information about it. It was featured on the show "Scariest Places on Earth," and most reviews rate the Poveglia episode as the best and scariest of the show. Anyone who can get a copy of this show for us wins major kudos and insane amounts of gratitude.

Poveglia was settled almost a thousand years ago. It has existed in many forms, as a monastery, an independent colony, a dumping-ground for plague victims, a powder-magazine for Napoleon, and a mental hospital for a sadistic doctor. The reports of haunting on the island started after the plague, when hundreds of people were taken to the island and abandoned to die. Napoleon cared little for ghosts in his time there, but when a mental hospital was built on the site in the 1930s, the cruel doctor tortured his patients, and laughed at their stories of ghosts--until he went mad himself, and threw himself from the bell tower on the island.

The bell tower, along with most of the buildings on the island, still stands. It rings quite frequently. The bell was removed in 1913. Access to the island is extremely difficult. Plans to build various student centers and recreation facilities continue to fall through. For those who are interested, the plans for the student center are still online and there is some great information and pictures, at www.poveglia.it
Fantastic pictures of the creepy can also be found here: http://www.metroradio.co.uk/PhotoWall.asp?PT=The+Robson+Files&id=20096
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-09 05:39 pm (UTC)

The Scariest Places on Earth Episode

Is there still any desire for a copy of that episode or have you already come across one?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-04 11:09 pm (UTC)

ummmm

So the bell was removed in 1913? but the Buildings weren't there until the 1930's? interesting......check your facts
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-10 06:43 am (UTC)

Re: ummmm

This site is not meant to be an historical reference when researching Poveglia, I think it's kind of like a Dungeons and Dragons sort of scenario or virtual LARPing. Looks kind of cool.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-10 07:12 pm (UTC)

the scariest places on earth episode

why do you think they covered there faces?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-10 07:17 pm (UTC)

Re: the scariest places on earth episode

please tell me what you think
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-11 08:11 pm (UTC)

i have an idea

how about if i go there and confront the "good doctor" ive had past experiences with hostile ghosts, and somtimes you just have ta lay a "spiritual smack down"...its his spirit that holding all those souls there....
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-24 06:52 am (UTC)

Re: i have an idea

The island is off limits to anyone other then Governmental persons, or Winearies. You will not be able to " Go " to the island itself. And the good doctor went insane. You need to do your research before you begin to say anything about the history on the island, or what happened with the hospital.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-15 07:10 am (UTC)

question?

i saw the episode with the family that went to the island i have been looking for that episode to i was wondering if all the blood on the walls and the jars with body parts in them were real or just props if any one knows tell me that was one hell of a brave family!i don't know if i could handle that and im totally in to paranormal stuff
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-12 09:10 am (UTC)

Re: question?

Well, I haven't seen this episode but I saw those pickled hands and other parts of the body here: http://www.metroradio.co.uk/PhotoWall.asp?id=20096 And for me it looks quite real.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-15 07:24 am (UTC)

question?

i saw the episode with the family that went to the island i have been looking for that episode to i was wondering if all the blood on the walls and the jars with body parts in them were real or just props if any one knows tell me that was one hell of a brave family!i don't know if i could handle that and im totally in to paranormal stuff
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-04 03:06 pm (UTC)

Re: question?

yeah i know what episode u mean, i saw it too, and it actually got me really interested. im doing a research paper on it too. sad, cause i can't remember for the life of me what the show was called... hmm
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-19 08:39 pm (UTC)
Just go to google, then type in scariest places on earth poveglia. youll find part 1 2 and 3
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-08 03:42 pm (UTC)

poveglia

jeg så den der ep. med poveglia, bedste og ham der onklen de klarede sig best sys jeg især onklen (selv om i starten han ikk trode på det) men det var rigtig godt lavede det der med at han talte men ånden

men hvordan kan en person eller en ånd, holde på alle de der andre ånde nå de prøve at flygte de er jo flere end ham er der nogle der hjælper ham
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-21 02:33 am (UTC)

Re: poveglia

The date now is 8-20-2008.. The Poveglia episode you are referring to is on the Sci-Fi channel tonight at 12 oclock midnight and is on once every 2 or 3 months as a re-run.. if you havent seen it, look into it.. Definitely beats any other "haunted places", tv shows.. etc....
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-18 05:49 pm (UTC)
The episode you want from "Scariest Places on Earth" is up in its entirety ( in pieces) on YouTube now. Just search for Poveglia. It's the first thing that comes up.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-29 09:28 pm (UTC)

hey

The facts are fine. The mental hospital wasnt built until the 1930's, but the bell tower from which the bell was removed in 1930 was standing long before that. PS... This episode is on the Sci-fi channel right now for anybody who is interested in seeing it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-29 09:29 pm (UTC)

hey

Sorry. I meant the bell was removed in 1913 not 1930
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-22 01:30 pm (UTC)

The Angel in the "graveyard"

Hey Everyone

- Me And some of my friends has been on the island, few years ago,
and read here that some of you saw the place on tv?
Well if you saw the little angel statue, that is at the"graveyard",
and if you're planning to go there, be careful.
Some of my friends did'nt know that it was there, he later asked me if i also saw the angel and the women statue, behind the angel???? WTF.....
It makes no sense, becouse when i saw it, it was only the angel that was there.....
Could anyone refresh my memory and tell me, if there realy was a woman, behind the little angel statue. Please write..
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-24 11:22 pm (UTC)

Re: The Angel in the "graveyard"

I just saw the episode about the island of Poveglia on Scariest Places On Earth and when they show the angel in the plague pit there for sure was no woman statue next to it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-24 10:26 pm (UTC)

Whyyy :(

Why would anyone visit that place at night? I would totally do it during the day to look at all the creepy stuff.. but at night? I'd kill myself.. that place is terribly scary!
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-29 02:19 am (UTC)

Re: Whyyy :(

It is also dangerous. One of the film crew fell into a 17 foot hole, broke four ribs and punctured a lung. He spent one month in a Venice hospital. One of the upstairs rooms of the building had a collapsed floor that one could easily have fallen through. It is also infested with scorpions. One chair had more than 50 in it! Can you imaginine siting down on that at night (or any other time)?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-04 05:04 pm (UTC)

freaky...

they burried allive thounds of people in plage pits because they had the black plage. right after words they built a hospital and it was haunted. they had a church and they removed the bell but the bell still rung... kinda creepy if you ask me...
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-14 06:47 pm (UTC)
just got back from this island, the water taxis will overcharge u but its easy to get to and not creepy at all. i thought it was pretty cool to b there though
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-15 09:44 am (UTC)
How did you go to the island? I thought it was not open to the public.
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