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Ghosts in Genoa

La Casa Delle Anime di Vostri

I finally got around to writing my first ghost blob! I'm writing this up on my tiny phone, so my formatting may be repulsive. Enjoy!

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My first scary, scary ghost location is La Casa delle Anime, translated as "The House of Souls". Located on Via dei Giovi, the house served as an inn for merchants, pilgrims, and warriors in the Middle Ages. The innkeepers would welcome their guests and then brutally murder them in their sleep, robbing their lifeless clients and burying them in the soil around the inn. The innkeepers were eventually caught and sentenced to death. For hundreds of years, the cursed house stood uninhabited until after WWII, when a shunned and disgraced family moved in with a lack of any other options. They experienced the usual set of generic paranormal activities, with objects flying around, moans and screams in the dark, and even a young lady ghost who was searching for her lover. She scared the outcast family so much that they decided to move out.
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Yikes!

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The next Genoese story comes from unexplained-mysteries.com, posted  by a user called tdan1989 on May 14, 2009. The user gave their account of an experience they had in the summer of 2004, when tdan1989 and their parents were on vacation in Europe. They took an overnight train trip from Nice, France to Venice, Italy. As the train passed through the Genoa train station early in the morning, the family witnessed a ghost train passing by theirs' on the parallel line, slowly enough for them to see what was going on inside. According to tdan1989, the ghost train's compartments were very well lit. "The first few cars that passed were filled with senior citizens, all of whom were positioned at the windows, waving at us...The next set of cars on this train was filled with soldiers in what appeared to be WWII uniform lying on cots being attended to by nurses, who were also dressed in traditional, white pressed WWII uniform, complete with white hats characteristic of the era".
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Spooky stuff!

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La Lanterna di Genova

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La Lanterna di Genova (The Lighthouse of Genoa), other than being one of the tallest lighthouses in the world (117meters!) is also very, very haunted. Many ghosts haunt this mysterious and spooky place, both inside and out. The water surrounding it has its share of stories and victims as well as the lighthouse itself. One ghost is a fisherman who was part of the building process of the lighthouse, and who sold his soul to the devil in exchange to ensure the lighthouse's safety and stability. Another ghost is the Count of Lavagna Giovanni Luigi Fieschi, who was a political conspirator. He fought against the Doria family, trying to overthrow their political power...unsuccessfully. During the battle between two political powers, Giovanni Luigi tripped on the galleys in the Genoese port and drowned in the water. His ghost floats up from the water's surface and cracks ironic jokes about how the children of his lifelong enemy still govern, despite all his efforts. Click here and here for the full story!

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These are just three, very vague and shallow stories of ghosts in Genoa. Stay tuned for more posts!👻

Booh!

SOURCES:
http://www.lanternadigenova.it/estate-alla-lanterna/
http://www.genovatoday.it/eventi/cultura/casa-anime-voltri.html
http://blog.italianbreaks.com/italy-horror-24-haunted-places-will-give-shivers/
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/topic/153835-ghost-train-in-genoa-italy-my-sighting/


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