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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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raymanucy April 16 2014 at 9:59 PM

I can understand. There is a restaurant in Paris . That was hospital during the Black Plague . While I and others ate dinner, we knew the cells of the plague had to still be there. This is a famous restaurant it is know for its past. I don't remember the name. But I will always remember walking by the surgery room carved out of rock. This was in a under ground tunnel.

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Skai April 17 2014 at 9:58 AM

there is a place called Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia. It was a convict colony and is haunted in the same way. Scary but fun, it was one of the most memorable tourist attractions I've ever been on. If they turn this into a hotel, I hope they turn it into a very high quality haunted hotel with inside and outside tours and ghost stories. I would definitely stay there.

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What's Shakin T April 17 2014 at 12:30 AM

Who would want to go there?

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drydockx What's Shakin T April 17 2014 at 12:42 AM

Send Obama

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Susan April 17 2014 at 9:55 AM

I'll take it! I always wanted my own island. This one would be perfect as no one would come visit, the whole purpose of an island!

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crashsandford April 17 2014 at 12:53 AM

nice i hope zack goes back and gets his butt kicked by a ghost

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JTalltrees1 April 16 2014 at 5:52 PM

ok but bs on the ghost crap

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phpoling April 17 2014 at 1:01 AM

Good luck on trying keep guests staying one night maybe not even one night at new hotel.

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mstienlee April 16 2014 at 5:48 PM

The Souless 1% of world's elitists like Soros and Buffett belong there.

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Viper1ex19 mstienlee April 16 2014 at 6:16 PM

Don't forget Reid, Pelosi, Holder, Feinstein, Clinton, Obama, Lerner, Bloomberg,,,, I don't think there's enough room on that island.

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MIKE HALL mstienlee April 16 2014 at 7:44 PM

Both big time obama suppoters both owe back income taxes and refuse to pay while saying americans should pay more to help the poor,yet Soros owes over 2 billion dollars and fighting it with the irs and buffet owes over 1.2 billion in back taxes and a net worth of over 67 billion. How can anyone have any respect for these people? Our sos john kerry ,hiding a giant billion dollar floating palace in another state to avoid paying taxes.

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ehalyama1 April 17 2014 at 1:03 AM

Call Ghost busters. Alarm alarm. Lol

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Hitmanblues April 17 2014 at 9:51 AM

I want to buy it if it is cheap enough

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