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Haunted island being turned into hotel

Creepy Island Up For Sale



What is believed to be one of the world's most haunted islands may become home to a luxury hotel.

The Italian island of Poveglia, which sits in the middle of the Venice Lagoon, was a quarantine during the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in the 16th century.

Thousands of dead and still-living victims were essentially dumped on the island to be burned, or just left to rot. It's estimated more than 100,000 people died on the island.

Hundreds of years later, Poveglia was the site of a hospital for the mentally insane.

The doctor who built the hospital reportedly tortured his patients and performed unnecessary lobotomies, which led him to go insane himself. He eventually threw himself from the hospital's tower.

Understandably, Venetians think the place is evil, and they're not the only ones.

The cast of the Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" investigated the island and says that one of them got possessed.

Regardless of it's history, the Italian government is putting it up for auction in the hopes of reducing its debt.

But buyers beware, the soil is said to be a mixture of human ash and bone.

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