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Haunted Island For Sale?

World's most haunted island for sale


The Italian Government is looking to sell Poveglia, an Island located across the Venetian Lagoon which is rumored to be “the most haunted island in the world.” According to The Independent:

It’s in one of the most popular tourism locations in the world, located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. But Poveglia rarely sees any visitors.

The uninhabited 17-acre island, was once a dumping ground for dying plague victims. More recently it was home to a mental hospital run by a cruel doctor who performed lobotomies on patients with crude tools like hand drills, chisels, and hammers. It is said to be haunted by tens of thousands of tortured spirits.

And now it’s up for sale.

An article in The Telegraph outlines the plan for the decrepit building located on Poveglia. The idea is to transform it into a luxury hotel, though a group of architects and planners have launched a campaign to buy the island in a bid to stop the further privatization of the lagoon. So, the end of this ghost story is yet to be determined. This seems like the ultimate case of “stigmatized property.”

Given the circumstances, would you buy a so-called “haunted island?”


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