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One of the scariest haunted hospitals. The hospital is the second largest hand cut stone building in the United States. The hospital was built to hold 250 mentally ill patients. In 1950 the patients numbered 2400. Many were tormented, tortured and believed to be murdered there. Charles Manson once was a resident there. The asylum closed in 1994.

BANNERMAN'S CASTLE is without a doubt the Hudson Valley's most renowned ruin. It is widely known and often written about. Bannerman's is the perfect ruin, right down to its location-- on Pollepel (or Polopel) Island, which is fabled for eerie happenings going back to the 1600's. The island is owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is closed to the public. THE CASTLE was built in 1908 by Francis Bannerman to house his private arsenal. By…

The tunnels. Danvers State Mental Hospital, Danvers Massachusetts. The scariest place on earth.

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Taunton State Hospital built in 1854 in Taunton, Mass. Built according to the Kirkbride plan of mental asylums. The breezeways were added in the 1890's to connect the neo-classical buildings. After abandonment, most of the buildings burned down. The rest were demolished in 2009.

On January 12, 1833, the first public asylum for the insane in Massachusetts was opened in the scenic hills of Worcester. It was called the Bloomingdale Asylum.

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Asylum: Inside the Haunting World of 19th-Century Mental Hospitals | Brain Pickings unclaimed cremation urns. Paupers graves in cans.

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