Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges), Ohio: On December 1, 1979, a patient by the name of Margaret Schilling went missing. Despite the efforts of the hospital staff, Margaret was nowhere to be found. It wasn't until 42 days later that her body was discovered locked in a long-abandoned ward once used for patients with infectious illnesses. Tests showed that she died of heart failure, yet she was found completely naked, her clothing neatly folded next to her body. Worse yet, to the horror of…

Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges), Ohio: On December 1, 1979, a patient by the name of Margaret Schilling went missing. Despite the efforts of the hospital staff, Margaret was nowhere to be found. It wasn't until 42 days later that her body was discovered locked in a long-abandoned ward once used for patients with infectious illnesses. Tests showed that she died of heart failure, yet she was found completely naked, her clothing neatly folded next to her body. Worse yet, to the horror of…

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This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients. | Rare Photos Taken From Old Insane Aslyums Show Their Harsh Conditions (17 Photos)

This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients. | Rare Photos Taken From Old Insane Aslyums Show Their Harsh Conditions (17 Photos)

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Insane asylum patients. 'American Horror Story: Asylum' (2012). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

Insane asylum patients. 'American Horror Story: Asylum' (2012). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

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Insane Asylum Patients | ... illness patient patients psychiatric hospital psychiatric hospitals

Insane Asylum Patients | ... illness patient patients psychiatric hospital psychiatric hospitals

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The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back.  No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back. No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

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Unknown photographer, Louisa Blaney, British insane asylum patient, 1875
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