Technically, no one can visit Poveglia Island; yet for the right price, people get over to the island every year. Wikimedia Commons.

27. Poveglia Island, Italy

When most people go to Italy, they don’t think of visiting one of the most haunted places in the world. Instead, they are more interested in the famous food and culture. Yet Poveglia Island is that place.  However, you should see all of it when you visit because Poveglia Island is supposedly home to over 10,000 ghosts.

How did this ghost story start? During the early 1900s, thousands of people became affected by the bubonic plague. Doctors and others tried to contain the epidemic by sending those affected to an island. But they had to bring in even more creepiness by building an asylum for everyone to stay and die in.