35. Poveglia Island, Italy

The Island of Poveglia, in the Venice Lagoon, is said to be haunted by plague victims, Roman soldiers, and possibly an evil mad scientist. Regardless of whether or not the stories are true, that they persist tells us something about how we perceive the past and how we view people in the present.

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes and Sources


Mental Floss

Messy Nessy Chic


Foer, Joshua, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton. 2016. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. Workman Publishing Co., Inc. NY, NY. 

Handly-Cousins, Sarah.2015. “Ghosts are Scary, Disabled People are Not: The Troubling Rise of the Haunted Asylum.” Hosted on Nursingclio.com.  Accessed online 3/1/22 at https://nursingclio.org/2015/10/29/ghosts-are-scary-disabled-people-are-not-the-troubling-rise-of-the-haunted-asylum/

Leslie, Mark and Rhonda Parrish. 2017. Haunted Hospitals. Dundurn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Miles, Tiya. 2015. Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill NC. 

If you have a story about a ghost, some bit of folklore, or anyting else you want to share, please contact me.

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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