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The Cursed Italian Island with a Chequered Past (8 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel   28 Sep 2013   / 5945 views

The Gaiola Island is one of the minor islands of Naples and has a reputation for being doomed as a result of the many untimely deaths of the Island’s previous owners.

 

In the 1920s, it belonged to Hans Braun who was found dead and wrapped in a rug. Soon after, his wife was found drowned at sea. Otto Grunback took over ownership of the island after Hans but died of a heart attack while staying there. The next owner, Maurice-Yves Sandoz committed suicide in a mental hospital in Switzerland and then Baron Karl Paul Langheim suffered financial ruin as a result of lavish spending. Gianni Agnelli also owned the island but suffered many deaths within his family and Paul Getty endured the kidnapping of his grandson. The last private owner of the island was actually jailed.







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nefus 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I'd die by walking across that bridge...
       
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pitterpat 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
lol You and me both m8. That or the taxes would kill me.
       














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