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We Went to the Abandoned "Island of Death"... (ITALY)
- Published on Jul 20, 2019 veröffentlicht
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This week, Matt and I explored the island of Poveglia, one of the scariest and eeriest abandoned places we've ever been to. With over 160,000 deaths having taken place on the island, half of the island's soil is from human remains...
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To clarify the $700,000, the island was apparently bought by an Italian businessman but he hasn't been permitted to build anything on it yet... Who knows how long it'll stay in this shape
Can you imagine someone building a resort and putting in a pool? What movie was it that skeletons started rising up in the pool because it was built on an Indian burial ground?
@Hippie Dee They were seagulls, not a baby (I’m from Venice).
@Hippie Dee Those are seaguls mate haha
In 2014 the Italian state auctioned a 99-year lease of Poveglia, which would remain state property, to raise revenue, hoping that the buyer would redevelop the hospital into a luxury hotel. The highest bid was from Italian businessman Luigi Brugnaro Luigi Brugnaro, (€513,000); he planned to invest €20 million euros in a restoration plan. The lease did not proceed because his project was judged not to meet all the conditions. Other sources suggested that the deal was annulled because the bid was too low. Brugnaro initially fought the cancellation of the lease, but after became mayor of Venice, he renounced any intentions to the island.
So the its just a front. The real operation is underground
Oh my god am I blessed to have found your channel, it’s amazing! The Tuvalu video popped up into my feed and now I’ve watched that and the Guatemalan pyramid video and now onto this one, I just can’t stop, I’m so inspired by you guys wow!
IKR? I've binged watched this channel to death!
Me too 🙋
The Tuvalu video got me here too😆❤💕
Yes Theory: "Nobody wants to go there"
Graffiti artists: "I'm about to end this man's whole career"
@MysticFate see india bruh
I want to go there
These guys are so full of it, funny.
Who's to say that ghosts didn't paint all of that? 😅
I swear to God if humans ever land on Neptune they will find graffiti there.
notice there was no Grafiti in the church. 😆
@Sqooky space dongs
@Marian Dascal ok, partypoop!!
@Icy Brown no.. first they build the walls then the graffiti
This is literally the beginning of EVERY. SINGLE. HORROR. MOVIE.
I love u
Love.u from india
No, the beginning of Conjuring 2 was not like that
Everyone: DONT dare to go to the island
Graffiti artist: It’s free real estate
in italy every abandoned building is full of graffiti
"160,000 people died of a virus here."
Me: *nervously sweating*
@Mark Patterson youre tellin me, the Bubonic plague has a chance of still being there just chillin on the floor?
@Alex Fusco that's because this wasn't the quarantine island during the main period of the bubonic plague, but was only used as a quarantine island from 1793 to 1814. The island used during the main period of the bubonic plague was a little island between Venice and Murano by the name of San Michele, which serves as a cemetery now.
@Mark Patterson I was about to say the same thing, lol. Yersinia pestis is the actual name of the bacteria.
now we know where the coronavirus really come from 😧
The background sounds were more terrifying than the whole Island.
1000th like, just sayin
Deputy Cheif of the Thot Police of America Yes
Soo a buncha vibrations are more scary than 160 thouaand dead peoplw
“Josh hasn’t slept in 24 hours...” “after 2 hours of josh arriving we are heading to the island” LET THE MAN SLEEP
They can, but not everybody can listen....
If only those walls could talk it would've tell so many stories.
Not stories we'd want to hear, I fear.
@Cynthia Ennis 😂
I bet they would if they had brought a spirit box!!
They would tell the real story and no one would think it's creepy any more 😂
@prayash rai indeed
there's something so eerily majestic about places where nature is taking back what's hers
It’s scary if they are alone, but even scarier if they are not.
Even scarier to read this and think
thanks i watched it before going to sleep
" The absence of life on this island"
Plants : Are we joke to you ?
Wait -- they said there were bugs everywhere. I'm sure cockroaches can even survive the bubonic plague.
thats why u grow up fertily plant..
The fact that he was so sensitive with a heavy feeling regarding the place just goes to show that he is very spiritual and could feel the pain of each death. Then there is Josh... running around, almost oblivious to what actually happened there. Good video
Its true I could see spirits from the age of 3 but I know alot of people that have never seen any. It depends on how open you are or sensitive you are. Evil spirits make.you gag or throw up.
it’s called sympathy. nothing to do with a spiritual connection. Josh was just excited that he got to be there
Rest In Peace to all the victims that lost heir lives there.
@Salim Wali You can never be sure of their identity. Just view it as history. No matter what their belief is the person that commented simply feels sympathy for what they went through.
Even if they were racists or ex convicts?😭
I once wandered completely alone within an abandoned compound very similar to this one, but in Croatia. The adrenaline kept driving me on and I eventually reached the top floor and went into the attic. There was such an indescribable feeling up there, and at some point something rustled deep in the shadows. It was probably only a small animal but that was enough to get me the f out of there. Some of the rooms had children’s homework on the desks and old clothes and dolls lying around. It was intense and a lot of fun, but I know the feeling you can get in such a place. Keep in mind I was completely alone, as I randomly discovered it on a jog through the countryside.
I still have recurring nightmares about that attic. It’s as if something unspeakable happened there long ago and the energy of those traumatic events lingers on.
Just go back to the same attic, trauma = solved
The fact that there were no humans makes sense but also there weren’t any animals or birds that I saw or heard is even creepier. Guess human death affects animals and fishes as well
@Bera squirrels and foxes can also sound possessed. I remember walking in my yard and it sounded like something yelled at me I look around and there’s a squirrel screaming. Foxes also sound like a woman being murdered. So if you hear in ghost hunting vids what sounds like a woman screaming it’s typically a fox.
a dead human will attract animals. it slike a meal for them
If u watch Brennan Taylor’s video there’s so many birds that sound possessed
There's totally birds on the island. Get your ears checked.
We actually have same kind of place here on Finland! It's called Seili. A lot of people who had leprosy were left there to basically die. After that Seili became a mental hospital island....
Kinda like an island near Dubrovnik, Croatia
It's the same for us in Trinidad
I love seeing how nature just takes back these places.. in years time every building on that island will be gone.
The strength of nature is so fucking cool
@Blank i was going to deny what you just said but come to think of it you're
@canon isensys no nature can handle anything we throw at it, it's us that can't handle the slight changes that we create to nature. Nature just adapts it'll always be there we on the other hand no so much light slights increase in nitrogen, oxygen, or carbon in the air and we"re done for.
canon isensys yeah its a shame..
but hey one day all humans will die and nature will prosper i hope
too bad nature can't handle our polution.
I LOVE this type of Yes theory content. Just like the old days. Love it.
Honestly places like this are really insane but they are part of our history and should be kept as a sort of landmark. They did what they thought was the best solution during the plague to bring all the sick there. I never thought a place like that was still standing, its rather amazing to see it.
The thing that hits me the most is the untold human misery that place has seen over the centuries. You could plant a field of Sage on the whole island, set it on fire and it still wouldn’t get rid of the pain and suffering that is probably embedded down to the bedrock.
being from a small italian village myself , i was ready to not be impressed as we got plenty of abandoned places.
Well that island was creepy as fuck! Also, hopefully you didn't understand all the satanic messages written on the walls ahah
Keep up the good work! You guys are amazing :D
Poveglia was actually used as a marine quarantine island only in two occasions (and both in the late 1700). I don’t know what were your sources for numbers and facts but no mass death there. Also, venetians are not scared of it (young people even have barbecues there sometimes) and there are committees trying to recover it for other uses. It’s more a ghost island in the american imagination than in the local view. Still, really cool place for a ghost story.
I’m excited for yes theory to get on Netflix one day... we all know it’s going to happen!!!
no it woild be bad for them because it would make them more famous and they wouldnt be able to do pranks as easy
insss v yes!!!
why ? what would they do there or what ?
This island was a really important place for Venice because it stopped the spread of Plagues from ships to the main island - Venice had the first quarantine
Shane and ryan from buzzfeed unsolved should sleep here overnight 😂😂
@M J ikr. I started binging Buzzfeed Unsolved back when it was on buzzfeed blue or whatever in 2017. I told my friends bout it and they judged me so hard. Im like Unsolved is DIFFERENT i SWEAR
@mayaanimay Ryan's mind would explode🤯 ........I'd love to see them explore that place 😊
@gemstar 39 I agree. Shane would have a fun time while Ryan will officially lose his mind... maybe Ricky Goldsmith would take over?
Buzzfeed is garbage but Buzzfeed Unsolved is absolutely hilarious
I’ve watched josh for years and somehow came across yes theory like yesterday and have been obsessed but now both channels together is such an unexpected delight
Aw, this makes me wanna go back to Venice soo bad. I once went to this big abandoned hospital on an island next to Venice and it was honestly one of the most memorable and beautiful places I've been, just because going to big abandoned places gives you such a unique feeling that you can't really find anywhere else... 🌍🌎🌏
Wonderful to see this as it brought back some exploring memories - maybe not the situation now, but back in 2001, it wasn't that difficult to find someone willing to take you out (for the right price of course) - there were actually a couple of groups passing flyers out by the St. Marks Square Water Taxi stand.
Hi there, i just wanted to say that you guys fell for a common urban legend, which was basically invented by Fox Family Chanel for the series "The scariest places on earth". There were never hundrets of thousands victims of the plague dying on that island. In fact there was only one or tow ships in the 1790s that were quaranteed here: 8 people died back then, not 160.000. Also there was no mad doctor. In fact there was never a huge psychiatric clinic on there, but a geriatric one. Old people used to be sent out of the dirty and crowded City on an island with fresh grass and better hygiene. There is no record of cruel human-experiments on that island.
Also the reaction of the taxi-boat-driver (4:38) tells a lot: As someone from Venice i can assert that not many are scared of Poveglia, apart from US-tourists. In fact i remember having picnic with my parents down there when i was a child. That was nice, you have enough space to play. Not like in the crowded city. Also i remember there were a lot of rabbits.
No hate though - I love your Videos, keep it up!
Finally, someone said it clear. For us venetians it is absolutely nothing special at all and we still don't understand what the fuss is all about. I'm surprised how some businessman hasn't turned the place into some sort of Horror Disneyland yet , just like what's happened to Venice.
BasicFrustration, Wait wha-
Matt: starts coughing
Also Matt: "I feel nauseous"
Me: heck to the no.
Who else is stuck in an endless pit of Yes Theory videos, I haven’t left my bed in weeks what day is it 😂
It is June and honestly I just found this channel and I cannot stop watching lol
@5 E creep
I think its allday(my name for every day of the week because i just can’t anymore)
It’s the 17th of March sir/lady
These places should be available to visit as dark museum's as part of our history definitely! I'd never thought about it like that before
There is too much liability. Those buildings have only been abandoned since 1968, and look at how much they have crumbled.
Definitely, these cities/places are the ones to be restored and don't let us forget what happened in the past. They are an example of what, we humans, are capable of
I’m 45, watched a lot of docs, history, stories. Been to Venice Italy…
I have to say watching Yes Theory since discovering the channel last week has been amazing. Seeing a lot of places I haven’t heard of here.
Yes Theorys next video "taking random people to area 51"
love your videos!!
@Punjabi Soorme bro I commented that a year ago when that was a thing 😂 I was a joke
Area 51 is a military base ....m sure any military base of any nation will seize u for trespassing on pvt property.
@Samuel Games OMG OMG I had the same idea - AREA 51 Challenge
I've seen this place before on an episode of ghost adventures i think.
Haunted abandoned island? You brought the perfect person 🥰 I’m so happy to see Josh on here!
I’m so glad you brought Josh, he’s got good vibes
It really is an awesome place for graffiti. Reminds me of an abandoned building I used to paint at, although mine got abandoned before finished. Still had the rooms and the opened staircase and the roof and whatnot. Also reminded me of call of duty's verrukt
You guys should look into Spinalonga , it’s a tiny island off Crete that people with leprosy were sent to before there was a cure. It was horrible but the people on that island made it their own, they even had shops and places for people to gather and be social. It’s really interesting
It'd be awesome to have alternate versions of these videos with just some awesome music and captions to describe what we're seeing. It would make these so much more mysterious and other-worldly.
If you go to WWII concentration camps, the ominous feeling is so strong that birds and other animals avoid the area adding to the silence
I wonder if its the same thing there
The feeling in suffocating inside, but as soon as you leave, such a relief rushes over you and you can breathe again
@Skrillz hi, late discovery of your comment but why?
lyssy2001 not all the time sometimes it can be quite peaceful i live near one and although it is quite eerie it’s quite peaceful like the other person said
iSkrillzz why lol
GP-5 like I’m not saying this is all people but like a feel like for some people they have to smile about something or laugh because they can’t really handle the seriousness of the situation so they try to be happy but like then there are the people that take selfies and be disrespectful
Also soz for the huge paragraph
lyssy2001 if you ever are on the island, never go up the ladder. trust...
Y'all! Robben island in South Africa was used to hold people with leprosy (so they could die there) and has been turned into a non creepy tourist attraction because of the other uses of the Island, check it out :)
anyone else want to build a thriving community on this island or am i just crazy?
If you build a town here imagine what would happen if you were digging up to build a road.....
Actually tho, it would be so cool to rebuild those old buildings and have a beautiful community on that island! Sounds crazy for sure but I'm down
Hahaha omg the ending was epic! I was literally on the edge of my seat during the entire video! Loveddddd it! Waw...the suspense was pretty high. Excellent job guys....ever since I've been introduced to Yes Theory, I just can't seem to get enough! So much love from Trinidad ♡
Its a lonely Sunday and I was wondering what to do in this lonely town... And thankfully I find this channel! Thanks youtube for bringing here! You guys give quaaality content. Seeing these places through your eyes... We get a glimpse of the corners which if not few, then none have been to/through in ages.... Love it. You guys deserve more love...definately all of these vids are worth the title of being a good documentary... Just can imagine how it could be for a full length movie!
I just wonder, how the hell they had such great sense of direction and never got lost??
“Nobody wants to go there”
“can you take us to this island”
“yea get in”
You wanna fight a gargantuan half lion, half crocodile bald monster for 50 euros?
"Where we goin'?"
@Alessandro Daniele 🤣
@ominocapellone not the reign of Italy. That flag is different. This one has the symbols of the 4 major Italian historical port cities. It's used as the navy flag and used by all Italian vessels. The kingdom of Italy flag had the savoy family shield in the middle which does look a little bit like the naval flag but it's not the same.
the editing in this video is so good, shout out to Thomas (Matt's brother), it is amazing, really complements the filming and the content
You guys are so blessed to be in Italy 😭 traveling the world is amazing
This would be a good place for a paranormal investigation. I think Matt is spiritual sensitive. When he felt sick.... feeling like someone is watching...
Great advice for next time visiting abandoned creepy places; as you do the most, be quiet and respectful. You felt right about being watched from dark; presence of souls was everywhere.
Those souls of tortured people are trapped and react only being disturbed by loudness.
They'll show their presence and reactions on loud people are painful body, sickness, headaches, coughing, hard breathing, putting our energy out of balance just as warning to let them being in peace.
It's possible to "clean" such places with special methods which takes time and focus.
Great videos guys and see you around. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I wonder if you would feel this way walking around London. Similar things happened with the plague and whatnot.
* Thomas enters black plague infested waters
* *Immune system* : _"Am I a joke to you ?"_
Dude, come get the fucking drone 🤣
Plague is not an issue any more - we've got antibiotics.
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@Scarlett 스칼렛 민지 haha nice one
yea, sure… its haunted, but its also extremely beutiful and exquisite. all the trees gives you a really retro, vintage, old vibe. its seems like an amazing place to explore with your best friends just because of its history. its extremely fascintating.
You guys should do more spooky stuff, or go to more abandoned places :o That would be really cool!
I went to Venice in high school as an experience with choir. Everyone else went to explore everything else but we went to poveglia. It took us multiple tries to get a boat taxi but the one we found said the same thing we had 2 hours. He dropped us off then we saw him sail away and he just sat in his boat looking through binoculars at us. We explored the asylum entering where the staircase is, the crematorium and burning grounds. Finishing our exploring at the bottom of the tower
I've always been into abandoned places, but watching this video considering all that is going on with the world right now made me feel so weird
Binge watching your videos since 4 hours now, I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL. this what you guys are doing is my dream since my childhood. Wish i could be there with you 😭❤❤
Yes Theory, you guys should go to Gungywamp in Groton, Connecticut, United States, it’s a forest where there are many documented cases where people have lost time.
@Eric Vallieres hell yea. Tons of insane asylums here
Theres a ton of spooky places in CT and mass! I live on the boarder and go to a lot on both states
Went there once. Won’t go back..
Kirill or when you took a grammar class
I feel that it should turn into a museum to teach us about the country's history.
I can only imagine which places around us will be isolated and considered haunted years later. Weird to think
It’s a miracle you guys are still alive 😂! I love it keep exploring, love you guys❤️❤️❤️🦀🌞🙋♀️
if exploring with josh is the king, then sam and colby are the queens 😍🥰
I love these paranormal ones!!!
No one does sneak previews better than yes theory
Curiosity culture Hey can you upload more
Curiosity Culture that is spot on!
I discovered this channel today , I can say this is the most Adventurous and creative channel I ever seen in my whole life ! discovering a whole new world through it . My FAV channel so far and forever I guess!
Your videos are always a must-watch! Been binge-watching it since the start of the quarantine. Wish you could visit the Philippines soon!
If you want another experience like this you should go to Mondello, it was a mental health hospital and it is better preserved, there are even clinical papeers about the patients and stuff, but it is real tough
It was like watching a horror movie with your favourite people acting in it😄😄😄
How absolutely epic my guys, thank you so much 🥰
Next video: Seeking discomfort by entering the Area 51 with 10 lucky subscribers.
I am down for anything anywhere if you can get me there
Yesss... When!? This has got to be a joke
@MrToby11 then area 51 will be yt fanfest lol
I remember reading so much about this, it’s insane how you guys actually got the chance to go.
You guys are so lucky. I wish i could go to places like this.
Really guys I'm from Venice and we go there all the time to do waterskiing and chill. Nothing to be scared of! Really nice video and it's true it does give you the chills to go around the island. Just respect it and you'll be fine 😏
The environment is beautiful but the fact it’s abandoned and it has a horrible history makes it even more creepy
I've been there, cost $200 but so worth it. Definitely want to go back. It was spooky in a good way.
I started saying yes to more things and doing more outrageous things and my life is amazing and i have become super spontaneous because of you guys thanks
@Job de Leeuw thank you for saying that :) that
Nah dude. It's because of yourself. You did that and you should be proud of yourself.
I feel this same way!
I love their channel (both of them) 'cause you can learn a lot like the history of a one place that we don't know about and I think that is amazing
You guys deserve a Netflix series!
Props to the camera crew for agreeing to go there.
If you guys would ever consider visiting more abandoned places, there is an abandoned children's asylum called Forrest Haven Institution and it's located in the state of Maryland where I live. Small rundown; the institution was shutdown due to the mistreatment of their patients which would lead to their death and like in this video, tests would be performed on the patient many of whom are children and the total numbers of those that were killed are unknown. I've been to this asylum many times before and I would bring different people each time. Most wouldn't dare to come back. I always liked going back as it always seemed like an adventure as there as many buildings that I have yet to discover. I would be more than willing to guide you on the path through the woods to reach the asylum. If ever you would consider it.
If you went to the island and never knew the back story you would never be scared💯
Matt: 99.99% of people didn't want to go to the island
source: dude trust me
Congrats, I'm your 1000th like
@Anna1203 this is not the right way to influence. Audience will follow if you believe.
LifeLezZ there’s no business which doesn’t need marketing... if you have something good, people still need to know about it
LifeLezZ you have to promote to get started though. Connections are everything, especially in the music industry. And look it worked, he’s got a quality project and people like it. Well done Sha sick music man
Oh my God this episode was so awesome! I think you should go more on scary places like this. Oh man this gave me goosebumps! #seekdiscomfort
I love how they seem so calm and are laughing but on the inside they’re probably like what was the point of this
So sad they aren't recycling disposing of the structure so the wild life can breath. Thanks for sharing. I love you guys, I'm inspired, moved, changed, broken, uncomfortably and it feels so good, so freeing, so entertained with every video. You are worthy of many oscars. Bravo & a BIG hug of peace with much prosperity.
For sure bring a paranormal expert on your next ghost adventures!
I think it would a really cool destination if someone bought it and redeveloped it. Kind of a spooky but neat place to visit.
this is one of the places where you *_DON'T_* want to hear someone coughing.
if you _do_ hear coughing, *RUN.*
U mean there's a place where u WANT to hear someone coughing?...
Time traveler warned us
you predicted the future
You know how I know that place wasn't totally forgotten? There's GRAFFITI all over the place. How many asylums has Josh been to where they handed out spray-paint? Deff an interesting idea...though; I salute the attempt :)
The creepiest thing is that there are no bird and insect noises. Usually, overgrown buildings would have some environmental noise.
I LOVE exploring with Josh!
Imagine if something had happened to them, could’ve been a very solid found footage horror movie
I've been watching this channel for quite a while now, but strangely I've only now discovered this video.
i say strangely because I actually live in Venice and have been to Poveglia at least two times as a child for local parties and celebrations on the island. you read right: parties.
while I'd say the island is kinda abandoned most of the time, I remember going there as a child with my family and playing with my friends way before discovering about the island's reputation (of course the celebrations weren't held on the abandoned buildings, but on the grass surrounding them). there was food, music and the place was overall pretty alive.
generally, I'd say the part about "no one would be willingly going there more than once" was a bit exaggerated (not meant to be a critic, as I've said I love the channel and have been watching it for a long time). while there are many urban legends regarding the island, the locals generally don't see it negatively at all, and don't often go just because they don't have a reason to (no one can legally build anything on the island, and it's kinda hard to reach).
to this day, people that call it "the island of death" and are really scared to go to Poveglia are either really old people, or tourists.
Do a video where you choose a subscriber and go to their home town and have them take you on all the local experiences there!
Aha like number 669✊🏽😎
Not sure if they would wanna go to a hounted place
That’s what they do all the time 🙄
@twoseven thank you
Yes Theory should finally go paranormal investigating, work with a medium, or a voodoo priestess. That would be an awesome video.
I’m down to go 🤙🏼
i love how they really research so hard before doing things like these.
i just started watching u guys and i love what u stand for thanks for being so spontaneous. I have a son who’s a rap artist and i would love for you guys to get him to go somewhere in the world where there’s really no social media