If you long to own an asset with a reputation, the most haunted place in the world will soon be for sale.
Poveglia, an island situated between Venice and Lido in the Venetian lagoon that's probably deserted for a reason, is going up for sale next month. However, potential buyers should know that it's been referred to as the "island of madness." Shit like that influences a buyer's decision:
The trouble started back in the late 19th century when Poveglia served as a checkpoint for ships going to Venice. After a pair of ships carrying plague victims arrived in 1793, the island was sealed off and turned into a quarantine zone for people with infectious diseases, a role it served for over a century. It goes without saying that many of these people died on the island during this time, leading to the widespread belief that Poveglia is haunted. It didn't help when the place was converted into a hospital for the mentally ill in 1922. Rumor has it, the hospital was home to a number of crude lobotomies, performed by a doctor who'd been driven mad by the ghosts. He later flung himself off the bell tower.
A price has not been listen and it's apparently not as bad these days, but the aforementioned story is the type of information you want to know before signing a 99-year lease. Someone should've told the Harmons that early on during the first season of American Horror Story.