Lucedio Abbey is a haunted monastery in Italy that was featured on Scariest Places on Earth and Ghost Hunters International. It is a place where torture, murder and disturbing black magic rituals were performed and many say it is one of Italy’s most haunted places.
Lucedio Abbey dates back to 1123. During that time, Cistercian monks resided there and introduced rice cultivation to the area. What nobody suspected was that these monks had lost faith in God and turned their backs on Christianity. The evil monks took to worshipping the devil and performed horrific and disturbing black magic rituals within the walls of the holy building.
They turned the Abbey into a place of horror and cruelty, kidnapping local villagers and sacrificing them to the devil. Finally, the Catholic Church discovered what the monks had been doing and the Pope sent orders that the evil monks should be tried and executed and the Abbey should be closed.
For years afterwards, everyone in the area was forbidden to enter the Abbey for fear that the evil within had not been exorcized.
Today, the Abbey is the site of many weird and frightening paranormal events. In the judgement room (room where all the monks made their decisions about sentences for people’s crimes) a pillar mysteriously appears wet. People say that it “cries” because of all the cruelty it has seen.
In another area of the building a strange fog has been seen forming numerous times for no explainable reason.
Under the church is the crypt where all the abbots are buried. People say that an evil presence was captured down there and locked inside. It was believed that in oder for the presence to remain locked inside the crypt, it needed to be guarded. A number of Cistercian abbots were buried in a sitting position in a circle around the crypt to guard it. As if this was not strange enough, in time, all the abbots became mummified and preserved.