posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by qonone
Personally, I don't think the figure is a "ghost".
Obviously, I don't know he is, but he might be one of the people who have vineyards and orchards on the north side of the island. Or perhaps one of
the people involved with the renovation
And the sea was probably choppy, so it's no wonder that he looks "blurry".
I also have other misgivings about the stories circulated about Poveglia in the English-speaking part of the internet... but that's a a different
By the way, I have noticed that people are often under the impression that Venice "must" be a very haunted city.
Well... it may be, but you could never tell.
In my experience - and I have visited it many times (no less than 20 times) - it is certainly a very "atmospheric" town, but ghosts seem to avoid
the Venetians. And with good reason.
(But that, too, is a different story... :-)
Sure, there are stories. (And I already mentioned the best books that cover most of them.)
What I am saying is, those stories are surprisingly scarce considering the age of the city and its murky history.
Besides, some of those stories are decidedly tongue-in-cheek. :-)
[edit on 7-6-2008 by Vanitas]