Exploring Poveglia: World’s most haunted island

Exploring Poveglia: World’s most haunted island

“You realize you are alone on this island.” Those were the only words the water-taxi driver said before dropping me off on the desolate shores of Poveglia, a little island off the coast of Venice that is rumoured to be the world’s most haunted. As...
Mysterious Places: Island of ghosts?

Mysterious Places: Island of ghosts?

When most people imagine Italy, they don’t think of the paranormal. Pasta, pizza, iconic ruins, Roman gods, passion–these things are usually what springs to mind. But a little-known island could change that. Located in the Venetian Lagoon, Poveglia is...
Mysterious Places: Jonestown

Mysterious Places: Jonestown

Aside from wars and natural disasters, it was the greatest loss of life in modern times. This month marks the 37th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, when over 900 men, women and children swallowed cyanide-laced juice at the behest of their deranged leader, Jim...
London’s haunted underground

London’s haunted underground

I first was introduced to horror author Catherine Cavendish when I read her book The Pendle Curse. I’m not a fan of witch stories, but Catherine had been so nice to me during my launch that I decided to give it a read, and I’m so glad I did! It’s an...