You might be able to spend a night in one of the world’s most haunted places: Poveglia Island, Italy. That is, if Italy gets its way and a luxury hotel developer places the highest bid. Until then, the island with a long, sordid history of illness and death is up for sale. The question is: who would take on such a place?
The GAC was drawn to Poveglia — a small, uninhabited island right off the coast of Venice — because of its reputation. In 1348, when the Bubonic Plague arrived in Italy, those who were infected were quarantined to the island, left to die and be burned on giant pyres.
Later, in the 1800s, it was turned into a psychiatric hospital, and in the 1930s, a demented doctor conducted grisly experiments on the patients there. He later threw himself from the island’s bell tower after being driven mad by the spirits of his former patients.
Watch a recap of that memorable Ghost Adventures lockdown, and decide for yourself if you’d be willing to own such a place: