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    Danvers State Lunatic Asylum is probably one of the most notoriously haunted and intriguing places on earth. High atop Hawthorne Hill, overlooking the scenic countryside, sits an incomprehensibly massive structure. Danvers has long been termed a brutally fearsome castle and perverted holy place of despair and destruction. Nicknamed "The Witches Castle on the Hill"

    abandoned mental hospitals, also known as asylums

    Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (New Jersey) | 20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

    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...

    The Ridges, haunted old mental institution in Athens, Ohio

    A horrifying mistake in the kitchen of this Asylum left dozens dead.When sent downstairs to fetch a pan of powdered milk, a kitchen assistant at the Oregon State Hospital dipped his scoop into the wrong bin, and brought back six pounds of roach poison. It was mixed into the eggs and fed to 467 people. | Offbeat Oregon History

    Photos of an abandoned hospital in Japan. Amazing how much stuff was left - so strange.

    Erie County Savings Bank, 16 Niagara Street, Buffalo, Erie, NY.

    Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, NJ, found. 1848. The director of this psychiatric hospital between 1907 and 1930, Dr. Henry Cotton, had a very progressive attitude toward care for his patients. Lauren Davis wrote on io9: After it was confirmed in 1913 that the spirochaete that causes syphilis can cause the disease's psychiatric symptoms, Cotton began […] removing his patients' teeth, even in cases where X-Rays showed no evidence of infection. He soon moved on to other body parts... ©David Scalione

    Haunted room in Verden Psychiatric Hospital - there are few things creepier than abandoned dentalware in a mental asylum, especially when it's known to be haunted.

    Dixmont State Hospital.

    Old Bryce Mental Institution (Jemison Mental Institute) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama - rumored to be insanely haunted.


    The haunted hospital of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is considered to be one of the scariest places on earth! Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital, this West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s.

    Haunted Asylums | Memorias Perdidas: Danvers State Hospital

    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.

    Buffalo State Insane Asylum

    Gartloch Mental Hospital, Scotland. In service for over a century, Gartloch Hospital is a sprawling Victorian complex located just outside the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Opened in 1889. Though its primary purpose was as a psychiatric hospital, it temporarily served as an emergency medical facility during World War II. It was the subject of many a Scottish ghost story long before it closed in 1996, and today its dark, empty hallways feel more haunted than ever.

    a collection from an amazing photographer who photographs old abandoned buildings. These images are beautiful in a unique an creepy way. These images allow us to explore the building without ever having to leave our own homes.