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Let’s All Pitch In and Buy The Most Haunted Island in The World

Oh, my goodness, you guys, there is an island off the coast of Venice, Italy — dubbed THE most haunted island in the world — and it is currently up for sale. As in, you could buy it. Or, more reasonable and likely, WE could buy it, together, by pooling our resources and really going crazy. Because who doesn’t want to own a haunted island, eh? No one with a sense of excitement and adventure, that’s who!

If you’re a fan of Ghost Adventures, you may have heard about it — the show’s host claimed to have been possessed while on the island. Poveglia, as its called, is a small, uninhabited island in the Venice lagoon that’s being placed in an online auction to try and help put a dent in Italy’s increasingly massive debt.

Poveglia has been around since at least the 14th century, when the 17-acre island was the center of a land dispute between the Venetians and the Genoese. The good people of Venice must’ve won that battle, though, as it later became a quarantine station for ships heading to Venice in the 18th century. But that’s where things started to get spooky.

Following the discovery of a plague on two of the ships, Poveglia was sealed off and became a sort of internment camp for sick people with a range of infectious and terminal diseases. So, naturally, a lot of people died there, turning the tiny island into a veritable smorgasbord of ghosts. Allegedly!

But things only got weirder as time went on. A hospital was opened in 1922 on the island and is said to have played host to numerous, horrific experiments and surgeries on the mentally ill, including a few lobotomies. Those were performed by the director of the place, who was later driven mad by the ghosts on the island and ended up throwing himself from the hospital tower. It closed for good in 1968.

So, we don’t know about the rest of you, but this sounds like primo Nerdist real estate. What say we all pool our money together and buy this place? You think Italy would take a check? Or will they need cash? We’ve got, like, $47 we could throw into the pot — surely that’ll buy those Italians a lot of dough (Get it?! Like pizza?! Get it?!… hey, wait, come back!) and assist them in their indebted adventures. Right?

So, who’s down for a trip to Poveglia? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. carlos says:

    I would love to be apart of this

  2. Wholly Thoc says:

    I’m up for it! Look at that Island!

  3. WalkingSpear says:

    Is this a real movement yet? ‘Cause I’ve got $160 in savings….. How would we get there after we bought it? Would it come with travel options?

  4. Kristen says:

    Count me in!!!

  5. Emmers says:

    I’m in! $47+

  6. Elizabeth Trujillo says:

    Shut up and take my money.

  7. Summer says:

    Totally in.

  8. Patty says:

    I’m in… how much for a piece of the action

  9. Amanda says:

    I’m game..let do this!!

  10. Erik says:

    So how soon do we see this go up on Kickstarter? I’ll chip in on Nerdist Island. Heck, I’ll stay there and take care of the grounds.

  11. Misterie says:

    Buying a haunted island?? I’m in!! Think they’ll take Steam cards?? I’ve got $193.72 left! :3 Let’s do this!!! \(*o*)/

  12. Jeremy W says:

    I’m in, let’s do it!

  13. Roxie says:

    I’m in!

  14. Sarah says:

    Think of the amazing nerd retreats!!! Count me in!

  15. amy says:

    okay i’m in…kick-starter anyone????

  16. mittens48 says:

    I’m in for a couple$…..sounds like a good place to send unwanted family members!

  17. bobbyxxdigital says:

    I will pitch in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Kathy says:

    I’ve got $23.17 on me right now! I’m in!

  19. -Di. says:

    …and this is when Nerdist became a cult…

    (I can’t even pretend that I wouldn’t back this.)

  20. Marcelo Luz says:

    I´m in. U$100 paypal transfer!

  21. Squee says:

    I’m in! I’ll contribute $50! Do you think the accept money orders??

  22. JRabbit says:

    I’m in!

  23. Frank says:

    I’m good for $100!

  24. John says:

    Count me in, if we could harness all the supernatural goings on as an energy source, just think of the possibilities!

  25. ak says:

    I’ve got a few bucks from bottle returns

  26. Attila says:

    If this is for real, I’m in!!!

  27. tory says:

    I’ve got $54.50 in rolled coins, let’s do this.

  28. Drarry says:

    How much water front do I get for 50 bucks?

  29. Michelle says:

    I’m in!

  30. Donna says:

    I’m in.

  31. Chasdiel says:

    It would be quite something if someone did start a Kickstarter to buy a haunted island. But I’d back it! I can give $40 to that cause!

  32. Densaugeo says:

    I’m down. I’d donate 😛 We all get to take summer vacations there, right?

  33. Cookie Kinns says:

    Sure! I just sold my house. The closing is tomorrow. I am up for owning some more useless real estate. Put me down for ten or fifteen bucks!

  34. Roxie says:

    I’m due for frivolous spending! I got five on it!

  35. Jme says:

    Oh yeah! I’ve got $100!! Who wouldn’t want an Island made from the ashes of thousands of diseased corpses?!

  36. Helene says:

    I love the idea of a Nerdist timeshare! I’m in!

  37. Taylor says:

    I’m serious. Make a kickstarter or something. I want in!

  38. DarthJay says:

    I’ve got $1.25 and some pocket lint. How much of the island will that get for me?

  39. Laura says:

    I’m in! How much more do you need like $20 or $40??

  40. Esteban Guayante says:

    I’ve got 20 bucks to chip in to but the island

  41. Wurstnerist says:

    I’ll buy in.

  42. Paul says:

    Someone Kickstarter it. I’ll buy in.

  43. Angelo says:

    I’ll drop $40 on a ghost island.

  44. Kate Castillo says:

    I’m game to go with a group of Nerdist folks to check this place out
    .. if said island is truly haunted .. I will gladly throw in all the money in my piggy bank. . All 50$ of it!

  45. Nerissa says:

    I’m in! Let’s do this!

  46. Stacy says:

    YES. I’m in.

  47. Charlie says:

    Hotel. The Shining. People would pay thousands.

  48. Kate says:

    I am TOTALLY down to pitch in as much as I can!

  49. Matt Haywood says:

    I’d have a piece of this cake, do we get timeshare slots for holidaying?

  50. Eli Bernstein says:

    Let’s do it. Everyone pitch in, and let’s buy this island