#RAHASYATvIndia About Video - Poveglia (Italian pronunciation: [poˈveʎʎa]) is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. A small canal divides the island into two separate parts. The island first appears in the historical record in 421, and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. Beginning in 1776, the island was used as a quarantine station for those suffering the plague and other diseases for more than 100 years, and later as a mental hospital. Because of this, the island is frequently featured on paranormal shows. The mental hospital closed in 1968, and the island has been vacant since. he SS Ourang Medan was an alleged ghost ship which, according to various sources, became a shipwreck in Dutch East Indies waters, or elsewhere, after its entire crew had died under suspicious circumstances, either in 1940 or 1948, depending on the newspaper source.  The story of the Ourang Medan has become somewhat of a legend.