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Beautiful Islands For Sale Nobody Wants To Buy Or Live On

Beautiful Islands For Sale Nobody Wants To Buy Or Live On


– [Narrator] So you’ve won the lottery, and want to get away from it all. You want privacy, sunshine,
private beaches, and blue sea. Why not just buy a private island? It seems like the first
thing the super-rich do. But believe it or not, you don’t have to be ultra-wealthy to afford one. Here are some beautiful private islands almost anyone can afford,
but strangely enough, nobody has snapped them up. Number 10, Poveglia There’s a very attractive island for sale in the Mediterranean, just
off the coast of Italy, and only a gondola’s ride from the heart of the picturesque city of Venice. Split into three parts,
its 72,000 square meters contains the ruins of
a church, a hospital, an asylum and a 12th century bell tower that once belonged to the church of San Vitale demolished in 1806. It surely seems like a picturesque, albeit run-down, paradise,
but there’s a down side. It’s also known as one of the
most haunted places on earth. Its history tells a grim tale. In the Middle Ages it was used to house victims of the plague
that swept through Europe. Thousands of infected people
were taken there to die, their bodies dumped into mass graves. During the 1920s, it
housed a mental institution where, due to its isolation, abusive and inhumane medical
procedures were undertaken. The doctor responsible took his own life by throwing himself off the bell tower. The hospital closed in 1968
when the island was abandoned. Since then it’s been bought
and sold three times. The first two owners soon gave up on the place due to the many mysterious and frightening
occurrences they witnessed. In 2014, it was bought by a businessman for around half a million
dollars, who hoped to develop the islands
as a holiday destination. However, due to local
pressure, the sale was deemed non-congruous and was rejected by Italian authorities, due to stringent development rules imposed
by the authorities. Now, do you still fancy making an offer? Number nine, Getters Island If you don’t want to get away from it all and fancy an island
nearer to civilization, how about Getters Island,
a pleasant, wooded island situated in the Delaware River just a hundred yards
from the town of Eston? It seems to be a bargain
for only $150,000, but there’s a catch. The island is meant to
be haunted by the ghost of one Charles Getter who in 1833, brutally murdered Maragret Lawall, his pregnant lover just outside Eston. After a quick trial where the jury took a whole ten minutes to find him guilty, he was sentenced to death by hanging. Such was the publicity
surrounding his crime that this island was chosen to stage his execution so the crowd
of 20,000 could witness the hanging from the riverbank at Eston. Unfortunately, it didn’t go to plan. During the first attempt, the rope snapped and Getter fell to the
floor and had to wait twenty minutes before the
scaffold was made ready. He expired at the second attempt. A bit of an extreme way to
get an island named after you. Fancy buying it now? Number eight, Little Rocky Island How about a Canadian island residence just off the coast of Nova Scotia for only 98,000 Canadian dollars? Its eight acres of beautiful
mature pine forest, has a white sandy beach
that runs right around it, and it’s in a sheltered location. Protected from inclement weather, its warmest month is August
with an average temperature of 16 degrees centigrade
and its coldest, February, where it drops to minus
eight degrees celsius Although there’s no existing
property on the island, it is ready for development. However, if you’re wanting
to buy yourself an island, there’s just one slight problem. Despite its name, Little Rock Island is only an island at high tide. When the tide goes out, a strip of land connects it to the mainland. Perhaps the reasonable price tag reflects that Little Rock
is only a part time island. Still, if you think about it, it could be a selling point as you could get to land easily which would come in useful if your boat gets a hole in it. Number seven, Fort Carroll Fort Carroll is an abandoned fort, built in the middle of the Patapso River during the American Civil War to protect the approach to Baltimore. By 1921 it was abandoned
and stayed that way until 1958 when it was
sold to a private developer who saw a business
opportunity by turning it into a tourist attraction
complete with a casino, hotel and restaurants. Unfortunately for the
developer, a judge ruled that the island was in Baltimore County, where gambling wasn’t legal. Since then many developers have considered the site but as a casino owner said when he recently rejected the property, “It’s a unique and fairly
historic piece of property, “but I saw a lot of
problems – access problems, “utility problems, construction problems, “not to mention that Maryland
law at the present time “does not allow slots or casino gambling.” Number six, Half Island Half Island is in Canada. Its stunning natural
beauty is less than a mile from the mainland and
located close to Walkerville, a small community in Cape Breton and is 16 kilometers from Port Hawkesbury where you’ll find all the requirements that today’s civilization
offers; restaurants, hotels, a Walmart, car
dealerships, schools, a public pool, hockey
arena, fitness centers, and the Nova Scotia Community College. If you’re into fishing, watching wildlife, and great outdoors in general,
this place is for you. The area is famous for all
manners of sailing activities, from yachting to paddling your own canoe. The fishing is good with
plenty of cod, sea trout, silver perch, Atlantic
salmon and shellfish just waiting to jump on your line. The woods are alive with
deer and bald eagles soaring overhead. You might even get to see
a passing whale or two. However, if you’re looking
for luxury, forget it. It’s $59,000 sale price includes the island’s only habitation,
an Airstream camper shell left by a previous owner. I suppose its isolation in a cold climate is what’s putting buyers off this one. Number five, Motu Matatahi French Polynesia is one
of the most spectacular and beautiful parts of the world. It’s often called a paradise, comprising over a hundred islands scattered over 2,000 kilometers of the Pacific Ocean that range from high, lushly
vegetated, tree-filled islands to white sand-surrounded
atolls and blue lagoons. Like many other islands
in French Polynesia, Motu Matatahi is up for
sale for just over $260,000. It’s surrounded by its own white beaches and blue lagoon and is
everyone’s dream island. Just a couple of slight problems. Like most of the islands
in this part of the world, it suffers from major
environmental issues. There’s pollution, specifically,
the danger of radiation. So as long as you’re okay with growing a third ear and turning
green, it’s all cool. From 1960 to 1996, France
carried out 193 nuclear tests in French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Despite them claiming that
the controlled explosions were clean, scientist have
discovered high levels of thyroid cancers and
leukemia throughout Polynesia. Then there’s the ever
present danger of rising sea levels and extreme weather events, including cyclones, storms, and
tsunamis that create floods, landslides, erosion, and reef damage. The islands also suffer from droughts, and many are totally dependent on rainfall as a source of fresh water. Hey ho, perhaps it’s not
the bargain it first seems. Number four, Daksa Island How about a stunning Adriatic location? Daksa Island is on the market
for just 2 million euros. Close to Dubrovnik it comes complete with woodland, private beaches, and its very own Franciscan monastery. Unfortunately, its
grizzly past may explain why the island has been on
sale for over three years. At the end of World War II,
Yugoslav partisans entered Dubrovnik and rounded up
over three hundred people they accused of being
German collaborators. Some were brought to Daksa Island where they were executed without trial. Their bodies were left
where they were dropped and remained unburied for decades. In 2010, they were exhumed
and given a respectful burial. Out of all the bodies
only 18 were identified, leaving the identity of
the others a mystery. Today the locals claim
that the ghosts of the dead haunt the island demanding justice, which is probably why there are no buyers or tourists lurking around the place. Before I reveal the next one, you should subscribe if you enjoyed this video. We upload amazing,
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on some amazing knowledge that could have filled your brain! Now lets get back to it. Number three, Snake Island Even if you had the cash you couldn’t buy this picturesque island just
off the Brazilian Coast. Also known as “Ilha da Queimada Grande”, Snake Island is so dangerous
that the Brazilian government has banned all human visitors. Why? Well, it’s home to one of
the most venomous snakes in the world. The Golden Lancehead
is a type of pit viper that can grow up to 18 inches long and is so poisonous
that one bite will kill a person within an hour; sounds horrific. You’d be seriously unlucky to stumble across this snake, but
not on snake island. It’s estimated that the island is home to around 4000 of them. That’s equivalent to one
snake every square foot. I wonder who got the job of counting them? I’ll leave that one for my upcoming video on “jobs that don’t pay
because you won’t survive”. Number two, Isola La Gaiola Would you like to own
a Mediterranean island in the stunning bay of Naples? Isola La Gaiolais a beautiful,
picturesque, postcard island with ruins dating back to ancient Rome, a rustic villa, clear seas and so close to shore that you could swim there. So, how come today it’s a deserted, Romanesque ruin that no one wants to buy? Could it be something
to do with the rumors that the island is cursed? Whether you’re superstitious or not, the facts around the unfortunate fate of its past owners are there to be seen. In the 1920s, its owner
was found murdered, his corpse hidden in a rolled-up carpet. Soon afterwards his wife
drowned in an accident. The next owner died of a heart attack. The one after went insane
and committed suicide, as did the next owner, an
heir to the Fiat Company. The island then passed to his nephew, who died of extremely rare type of cancer. The bad luck doesn’t end there. Another owner bankrupted himself, and after he had purchased the island, J. Paul Getty’s grandson was kidnapped. Finally, its last owner was imprisoned for bad business practices. Can this all be blamed on the island? Who knows, but it’s no great surprise that no one’s rushing to buy it. Number one, Pitcairn Island Even if you can’t afford to buy your own Pacific Island,
the next best thing is to just live on one for
free, and although it sounds too good to be true,
such an offer does exist! Pitcairn Island is in the Pacific, and authorities are
begging you to live there. It was settled by mutineers of HMS Bounty. Despite being only two square miles, land is plentiful and the weather is always good with the temperature remaining above 17 degrees celsius all year round. The government even provides settlers with a free plot of land to build on. Yet no one wants to go
there and its population has now shrunk to less than fifty. Perhaps one reason could be
the 2004 child abuse scandal that became headline news around the world and led to six of its
inhabitants being imprisoned. Perhaps another is that there are no jobs, only one general store, and food orders must be placed three months in advance as supplies are dispatched
from New Zealand, more than 3,000 miles away. It also costs 5,000 new Zealand dollars, which is around 3,383 US
dollars, and three days each way to get yourself
there in the first place. Apart from that, it could be
the environmental problems currently suffered by the Pacific region. Either way, on the up side, it does have electricity and the internet. So, would you buy any of these islands despite the drawbacks? Maybe you’re not put
off by the small print or their history? Let me know your thoughts
in the comments down below, and thanks for watching. (upbeat synth music)

100 thoughts on “Beautiful Islands For Sale Nobody Wants To Buy Or Live On”

  1. Which island out of all of them would you choose?

    I'm taking Motu Matatahi. Growing a third ear and turning green is all part of the adventure!

  2. I would buy the island and destroy all the infastructure and cut all but a few trees down and turn it into a plantation + luxury resort or perhaps military facility.

  3. "Common sense is just genius in its work clothes" When I first read that I thought: 'man, if common sense is as rare as genius there's a lot of dummies out there!' The islands may be cheap but the "strings" and "red tape" are a fortune. If they were such a good deal they wouldn't be available…guaranteed!

  4. Im pretty sure there are reasons other than ghosts nobody buys the islands.

    I can think of high price, local laws forbidding the sale to foreign ers, ordinances etc

  5. Pitcairn Island? Some guy claims u must pay $500 application fee & go there w/ min of $30K. Also they took his application & $500 & rejected it.

  6. Hahahaha he said attoils instead of saying atolls. Not a slip of the tongue I'll bet most of these narrators are not experienced enough readers or in life in general to know how to pronounce the words that they see in their script. And yes I am getting tired of it.

  7. It's not "fran chess kin" monastary, you boob of a narrator, it's "fran siss kun".
    "Eye zola" is actually pronounced "Ee-soul-ah" = Isola la Gaiola.

  8. no thanks,ill not subscribe but youtube will again recommend me something interesting from your channel anyway

  9. Buying a small island in the middle of rampant climate change is like buying a log cabin in the middle of a California wild fire.

  10. Yeah, actually I might. The ghost stuff really doesn't scare me all that much. The only one I most definantly would not buy would be the snake one. The one about the curse worries me only because there actually have been so many bad things that have happened to so many of it's previous owners. The statistics on that one are a little worrisome. Oh and the radiation one. I think I'll pass on that one as well.

  11. Hey, I could take up the challenge of Pitcairn Island. If I won the Powerball lottery, I'd bring a lot of useful infrastructure materials, build a giant wing-type windmill generator, make the island attractive to quality 1st World immigrants with useful trades skills (no parasites or deadbeats), and operate cargo ships to make supply runs every month instead of every three months.
    If the people of Pitcairn knew they could get deliveries every month instead of three, it would make life easier. And I'd do it all at cost. As a Lottery winner, why not share the wealth that way?

  12. #6 Is probably the best opportunity. You could build a nice little log cabin and a boat jetty and it could a cosy winter/summer retreat.

  13. Ghosts are not a reason not to buy something i deal whit them all day anyway its nothing new its more cant afford or dont want to live in the pacific

  14. im…pretty sure my parents can afford some of the islands bc my parents have a Mercedes-benz and it costs about 34,000 and up but……im pretty sure my parents doesn't want to buy expensive things except for cars….i don't either…..im not TRYING to bragg tho..

  15. All of them except the so called haunted ones are freaking dumps, land fills and seriously, radiation + shit weather? So the haunted ones are potential for big cash a couple ways. if the ghosts are real you turn it into a paranormal tourism thing. If its going down and you get some serious atheists and physicists there to figure it out, then you get real science cash back as a research into a new area of physics. If it drops because the ghosties get sick of so many people cramping their style and "move on to the great (whatever you want to add here), then its nice property for other tourism. But affordable nby almost anyone? Not so much, that would be the last one, the glorified land fill. Its always the shitty ones that are affordable by almost anyone, its like watching a health insurance pitch.

  16. So somebody buys an island, they try to improve it and make a profit off of it, but people said no so now they can't? This is why democracy fails.

  17. Poveglia sold for $700k as of this 2014 article: https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/you-can-buy-one-of-the-most-haunted-places-in-the-world-the-island-of-poveglia-1591439/

  18. It's not too much with the oval office in my closet for me. Just wanted you to spend money on the beach and have a great weekend

  19. Poveglia island was already bought for 700,000$ back in 2014..

    I'm not seeing the property still being up for sale again sense then. I'm assuming the original buyer in 2014 still owns this property. Not sure why it's listed in the video if it sold 😅

  20. $3,383 USD is about £2,656…I'll take it! That island near Venice, I'm pretty certain was 1 visited by Ghost Adventures several years ago. I believe Nick and Zach were still best mates then. WHY they didn't cleanse it is beyond me lol. I love Italy and have been able to visit twice….haunted or not, I'd buy that 1, just a paddle away from Venice! Although it's a bit pricier than the last 1 lol. I wonder why the Walton family doesn't buy it, build a Super Walmart or a Sam's….hire EVERYONE on the island, pay them $8 NZ an hr…..forcing them all to buy what they need to survive from the business where they are employed?? At least with a Super Walmart, they can buy anything they need, get their hair cut, eyes taken care of and, they could be the first WalMart to have a cinema and, they could go and watch a movie. They could even build a Bowling Alley….hell the sky is the limit lol. Maybe people will begin to flock there? Wait…what am I saying? I'LL buy the island, build a Superstore to shop at and of course work for. Build the entertainment industry….WOW, I could be a Billionaire in a short period of time lmao. My 5 year plan would be to be a multi Millionaire…..and 10 years later a Billionaire! Watch, now some tosser is going to read my business plan and buy the island and put it into motion lol.

  21. Nobody wants poveglia island Because certain parts of it are still infected with the bubonic plague and also the corpses of those who died from the bubonic plague are buried there

  22. Did no one notice that the pic for the video says "Yours for $3383", but then when you actually watch the video, you find out that that amount is the cost to get yourself there, not the cost of buying the island, as we are lead to believe by the dumb ass pic used to advertise the video?

  23. Would love to live in that cursed island. Don’t think it’s actually cursed. People who lives there are just unlucky as fuck and unhealthy

  24. Not for free at all. Quote "If your visit is for longer than 14 days but less than 6 months you must complete an entry clearance application form well in advance of your visit (at least 3 months is recommended). A NZ$150.00 non-refundable fee is required." and about living for free you will need Visa, "if you are the spouse or dependent child of a Pitcairn resident or you wish to join other family members settled or residing there you might qualify for settlement. if you do not have any family ties but you have skills which will be beneficial to the Pitcairn community you may also apply."

  25. Give me Proveglia, Little Rocky Island, #6 & Picarin Island…. I would buy or move to these places if I could afford to buy an island

  26. What if there was "Cobra Island"
    Where there are 800 of spitting cobras and non-spitting cobras on that Island?

    So would you enjoy many snakes rearing up and spreading out their hoods at you while all hissing loudly at you?

    Would you love a huge venom spray all over you and your body?

    Would you get sprayed so much in the eyes by many snakes that you lose your eyesight immediately?

    Or would you get so many, many bites that you become weaker and weaker until you die?

  27. Just one thing, even non ghost believers can be spooked after literally nothing has touched them, like bro?

  28. People are so dumb these days like people believing that ghosts exist they CANT exist scientifically And even Religiously!its just pure stupidity and scared of human skeletons?guess what you might be living under your ancestors skeletons easily the only thing you should be scared of is animals and natural disasters that’s all

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