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(Gizmodo)   Not news: The Most Haunted Place In The World. News: It's For Sale. FARK: The core of the island is literally human remains   (gizmodo.com) divider line 93
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2014-04-17 10:32:58 AM  
Additional bonus tourist attraction feature -- the island is documented to have been on at least 160,000 people's bucket lists.
 
2014-04-17 10:45:36 AM  
Demonreach? Is that you?

/obscure?
//on my Fark?
 
2014-04-17 11:09:30 AM  
If I had the money, I'd lease it! It sounds like a really cool place to live. Italy, plagues, suicides...oh yeah. Sign me up!
 
2014-04-17 11:37:26 AM  
One could make a fortune turning it into a themed hotel get away.
 
2014-04-17 11:57:18 AM  

raerae1980: If I had the money, I'd lease it! It sounds like a really cool place to live. Italy, plagues, suicides...oh yeah. Sign me up!


Considering it's in Venice, Italy, it's probably insanely expensive and that's why it is abandoned, not because it is haunted. It costs too much to demolish and rebuild or renovate the buildings.

Also, it's not like the rest of whatever land exists in Venice isn't as full of plague graves as that island. The city was plague central.
 
2014-04-17 11:57:21 AM  
How bout'...go fark yourself!
 
2014-04-17 11:58:34 AM  
It's just an island. BFD.  There are no such thing as ghosts.
 
2014-04-17 11:59:16 AM  
my opening bid is : $1.
 
2014-04-17 11:59:17 AM  
The earth is the most haunted planet in the solar system. The remains of billions of people are buried there. Ooooooooh, spooooooky. Gullible dopes.
 
2014-04-17 11:59:21 AM  

raerae1980: If I had the money, I'd lease it! It sounds like a really cool place to live. Italy, plagues, suicides...oh yeah. Sign me up!


Shut up. did you hear that? I think it was a squatch!
 
2014-04-17 11:59:41 AM  

Kredal: Demonreach? Is that you?

/obscure?
//on my Fark?


Sounds like you might need a suit of shield bracelets to live there.
 
2014-04-17 11:59:45 AM  

Kredal: Demonreach? Is that you?

/obscure?
//on my Fark?


Books on the NYT bestsellers list are rarely obscure.

Besides, this place sounds like it would make demonreach seem like Disney land.
 
2014-04-17 12:00:37 PM  
I'm not one who usually belief in ghosts and what not but

www.quickmeme.com

That place sounds like it really does have some supernatural stuff going on inside it.
 
2014-04-17 12:00:53 PM  
Home!

/I can prop up the dead bodies like Halloween decorations and scare crows!
//wait it even comes with a bell tower? time to hurry up and afford this sh*t!
 
2014-04-17 12:01:56 PM  
Oh, you're Goth? How cute. Have I got a vacation for you.
You're so edgy. Now. The boat will be back in one week to pick up the remain....I mean You, you edgy brave Goth person with the edgy ink. hope you have enough batteries. No. there is no WiFi here.
Ok, Bye.
 
2014-04-17 12:02:14 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: I'm not one who usually belief in ghosts and what not but

[www.quickmeme.com image 320x263]

That place sounds like it really does have some supernatural stuff going on inside it.


My childhood nightmares were about giant skeletons eating people, so, yeah, sod this place.
 
2014-04-17 12:04:29 PM  
It's not for sale, it's for lease. A 99-year lease, to be precise.
 
2014-04-17 12:06:20 PM  
Amazing that so many ghost hunters have been there but were unable to bring back any kind of documentation of supernatural activity on the island.  One guy was possessed briefly?  What, did the ghost possess him then think, fark this, this guy's breath is terrible?
 
2014-04-17 12:06:32 PM  

topcon: It's just an island. BFD.  There are no such thing as ghosts.


Yeah, but do you want to be on the demo crew if they put in a new hotel there?

Piles and piles of the remains if plague victims.....pass.
 
2014-04-17 12:09:31 PM  
So most haunted means...not really haunted?

Or hey maybe they finally proved the existence of ghosts there and I just didn't hear about it.
 
2014-04-17 12:09:51 PM  
media3.giphy.com
 
2014-04-17 12:10:00 PM  
A 99 year lease.......

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-17 12:11:06 PM  

Kredal: Demonreach? Is that you?

/obscure?
//on my Fark?


Oh come on! On fark? That?
 
2014-04-17 12:13:00 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Amazing that so many ghost hunters have been there but were unable to bring back any kind of documentation of supernatural activity on the island.  One guy was possessed briefly?  What, did the ghost possess him then think, fark this, this guy's breath is terrible?


If it was Zak from Ghost Adventures, maybe they thought he was too douchey.
 
2014-04-17 12:14:22 PM  

The Muthaship: topcon: It's just an island. BFD.  There are no such thing as ghosts.

Yeah, but do you want to be on the demo crew if they put in a new hotel there?

Piles and piles of the remains if plague victims.....pass.


London has the most extensive underground railway system in the world and is practically built on the corpses of plague victims. So far no zombie apoca.....
 
2014-04-17 12:15:30 PM  

FarkinNortherner: The Muthaship: topcon: It's just an island. BFD.  There are no such thing as ghosts.

Yeah, but do you want to be on the demo crew if they put in a new hotel there?

Piles and piles of the remains if plague victims.....pass.

London has the most extensive underground railway system in the world and is practically built on the corpses of plague victims. So far no zombie apoca.....


Have you seen the people after they get off the tube? Then there's that smell...
 
2014-04-17 12:17:01 PM  
I'd avoid it... like the plague.
 
2014-04-17 12:17:46 PM  
Weirdly enough, you don't have to believe in ghosts to get the creeps from such places. Sometimes the horrible history is enough. I don't believe in specters, but you couldn't pay enough money to go to Auschwitz
 
2014-04-17 12:18:40 PM  
There's no evidence this place ever was anything that is being told about it.  There's another island nearby that WAS absolutely used for plague victims and I think this is a case of fiction and mis-represented history becoming urban-fact.

I did some minor research into this awhile back when it was featured on TV as being haunted.  Mostly came up with info indicating this is the wrong island.
 
2014-04-17 12:19:28 PM  
Built on the bodies of plague victims...

www.geekation.com
 
2014-04-17 12:20:27 PM  
Dr Temperance Brennan will be busy for years.
 
2014-04-17 12:20:35 PM  
And, don't forget, this is an island in a city that's slowly sinking into the rising ocean.  The Venetian flood cycle will only get worse, and your 99 year lease may be permanently underwater before the lease is up.
 
2014-04-17 12:21:18 PM  

nitefallz: There's no evidence this place ever was anything that is being told about it.  There's another island nearby that WAS absolutely used for plague victims and I think this is a case of fiction and mis-represented history becoming urban-fact.

I did some minor research into this awhile back when it was featured on TV as being haunted.  Mostly came up with info indicating this is the wrong island.


Wait, did you hear that... Omg look... Something moved... Oh man... This shiat is haunted for sure... Look! Look! Omg! Wow...

/isn't that a summary of every farking ghost hunter episode?
 
2014-04-17 12:23:07 PM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Boat Trip!!
 
2014-04-17 12:23:29 PM  
This is some brilliant history writing: "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..."
 
2014-04-17 12:24:45 PM  
 As many as 100,000 people are believed to have died there. The island's soil is said to be heavily mixed with human ash and bone - so much so that it's five feet higher than it was.
 
2014-04-17 12:25:30 PM  
If I had the money, I'd be on it in a second. The place sells itself. Start out with creepy tourist tours and overnight 'experience' stays and work your way up to a resort.

Just keep some meddling kids and a dog on retainer.
 
2014-04-17 12:26:51 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: If I had the money, I'd be on it in a second. The place sells itself. Start out with creepy tourist tours and overnight 'experience' stays and work your way up to a resort.

Just keep some meddling kids and a dog on retainer.


Waverly Hills TB Sanitorium is doing it, so why not a whole island

(just not the part with those meddling kids and the dog)
 
2014-04-17 12:26:58 PM  

KellyX: nitefallz: There's no evidence this place ever was anything that is being told about it.  There's another island nearby that WAS absolutely used for plague victims and I think this is a case of fiction and mis-represented history becoming urban-fact.

I did some minor research into this awhile back when it was featured on TV as being haunted.  Mostly came up with info indicating this is the wrong island.

Wait, did you hear that... Omg look... Something moved... Oh man... This shiat is haunted for sure... Look! Look! Omg! Wow...

/isn't that a summary of every farking ghost hunter episode?


Omg my multimeter twitched!
 
2014-04-17 12:28:26 PM  
"But it's a gem. It really is. St. Marks Square is a stone's throw away."

*Opens Google Earth*
*Locates Poveglia*
*Clicks on the ruler*

3.5 miles.

Sounds about right, for realtor stone's throw.
 
2014-04-17 12:29:19 PM  

Panatheist: /I can prop up the dead bodies like Halloween decorations and scare crows!


I found this picture of it on the internet:

s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-04-17 12:29:32 PM  
The possessed TV guy in question:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-17 12:29:35 PM  

vudukungfu: Oh, you're Goth? How cute. Have I got a vacation for you.
You're so edgy. Now. The boat will be back in one week to pick up the remain....I mean You, you edgy brave Goth person with the edgy ink. hope you have enough batteries. No. there is no WiFi here.
Ok, Bye.


You're soooooo tough, talking your crap at a computer screen. I'm sooooo scared.
 
2014-04-17 12:30:22 PM  
Thought this article was going to be about NYC's Hart island.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart_Island,_New_York
 
2014-04-17 12:30:53 PM  
My wife used to think our house was haunted by a guy named Walter S., who had lived there thirty years ago.  Any time something weird happened, she'd blame it on "old Walter" and sometimes ask him to stop.

After a few years I'd fixed all the old creaky stuff and broken appliances, and now the house is running smoothly.  No weird noises.  No doors that shut on their own. Lights in every corner of the basement.

Oh, and I found out that Walter S. was still alive and had a place two towns over from us.  He's in his eighties and on his fourth wife.  Was totally a smug SOB when I pointed that out to Mrs. R.
 
2014-04-17 12:33:21 PM  

SpdrJay: Dr Temperance Brennan will be busy for years.


i'd keep her busy for years.
 
2014-04-17 12:34:35 PM  

gfid: Panatheist: /I can prop up the dead bodies like Halloween decorations and scare crows!

I found this picture of it on the internet:

[s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 320x282]


media.tumblr.com


DUDE!!!

 
2014-04-17 12:35:17 PM  
FARK: The core of the island is literally human remains

A Marine core made out of human remains? Why buy/lease the place when I can just overthrow the damn place myself?
 
2014-04-17 12:35:41 PM  

nburghmatt: SpdrJay: Dr Temperance Brennan will be busy for years.

i'd keep her busy for years.


that's a lot of busy for a few minutes at time
 
2014-04-17 12:36:19 PM  
want.
 
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