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An island off the coast of Italy has a dark, twisted past

Poveglia island off the coast of Venice has a mysterious past. Many are terrified of the island because of the rumors and ghost stories that surround it. Poveglia was used as a quarantine colony during the Bubonic Plague. Over 160,000 people who displayed plague-like symptoms were sent to Poveglia to die. SEE ALSO: This island of dolls will give you nightmares Venice's mentally ill residents were sent to an asylum on the island in the 1900s.
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