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Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital (abandoned), Poughkeepsie New York This is the stair case in the original building.

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Hudson River State Hospital

Hudson River State Hospital

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Forest Haven, a horrific place for children that was shut down by the Feds in 1991.

Forest Haven

Wikipedia says: "Forest Haven was a children's developmental center in Laurel, Maryland. It is sometimes referred to as "DC Children's Center", although this was not an official moniker. It was notorious for its poor conditions and abuse of patients. It was shut down in 1991 by a federal court." We spent more than 5 hours walking around the campus and probably only saw half of the buildings. Just a huge area of urban decay to explore. This set was featured on BoingBoing.net…

X-Ray room at the old Forest Haven Asylum

X-Ray at Forest Haven

A fire has burned part of the x-ray table but the film tray and x-ray head are still intact. Just behind me is the booth that the technician stands in as the patient gets a dose radiation.

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

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

Abandoned for 25 years, this Psychiatric Hospital was built in 1871, one of the largest of its kind. It opened in five years later as the State Lunatic Asylum, and quickly became overcrowded with patients - a trend that would continue as late as the 1970s. By the peak years in the 1950s, this facility held over 7,600 people. As with most asylums built at this time, the hospital had it's own farms for food production, post office, fire and police stations, staff residences, and even a quarry.

Gurney Ward - Photo of the Abandoned Greystone Park Psychiatric Center

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An Island where people went to die during the years of the plague and the deaths never stopped. Off limits to the public now, but still a ghost hunter's dream vacation spot!

Poveglia - The Venetian Island of the Dead

Poveglia has the reputation of a haunted island. According to legend, hundreds of thousands of people have been tortured and buried here

Karolina Tyrna

Kafka is dead.

It’s only when we wake up, we realize something was actually strange.

Eloise insane asylum Westland

Eloise insane asylum Westland

Abandoned Children's Center (Asylum) / Hospital that opened its doors in 1925. During the early years this facility was known as a state-of-the-art treatment facility. With a good reputation this hospital set the standard for other states to follow. With declining conditions decades later many patients filed lawsuits against the hospital for reasons of abuse, neglect, poor living conditions... even medical testing. In 1991 the Federal government ordered the facility to be closed.

Abandoned Mental, Psychiatric Hospital / Insane Asylum

Abandoned Children's Center (Asylum) / Hospital that opened its doors in 1925. During the early years this facility was known as a state-of-the-art treatment facility. With a good reputation this hospital set the standard for other states to follow. With declining conditions decades later many patients filed lawsuits against the hospital for reasons of abuse, neglect, poor living conditions... even medical testing. In 1991 the Federal government ordered the facility to be closed. More photos…

St. John's Pauper Asylum (insane asylum), Lincolnshire County by alana

Grand Entrance to St. John's Mental Asylum, Lincolnshire, UK

Grand Entrance to St. John's Mental Asylum, Lincolnshire, UK by olga chang on Indulgy.com

Inside Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Building 25. The campus was constructed in 1912 in Queens Village as the Farm Colony of Brooklyn State Hospital. Thousands of mentally disturbed individuals passed through the doors and like many asylums of the time it was overrun with patients, swelling from 500 to 7,000 by 1984. Scandal hit when a staff member was accused of stabbing a patient in the throat while the patient was restrained in a straight jacket. (click pic for story and more pics)

Inside Creedmoor State Hospital’s Building 25

In Queens Village, mere inches of brick and mortar separate the world we know from one of the strangest places in the city. Once a haven for New York’s cast-out mentally ill, Creedmoor Psychi…

Photographic Study of Recovered Suitcases From Willard Insane Asylum

Recovered Suitcases From an Insane Asylum

Photographer Jon Crispin first laid eyes on the Willard Asylum for the Insane in the early 1980s.