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Death, illness and tragedy have long permeated the history of insane asylums. Beginning in the late 18th century, buildings that housed the criminally and mentally insane swept the country like the plague. Now, all but lost to history, is the brutality of these institutions. Torture and abuse all but flowed freely and time has yet to erase the multitude of horror that was brought down upon each surviving soul.

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Image Prompt: Ominous writings on the tunnel wall of an abandoned mental institution.

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Image Prompt: Ominous writings on the tunnel wall of an abandoned mental institution.

5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

Creepy History: 5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

The Topeka State Hospital’s legacy is the story of a patient who’d been strapped down so long that his skin…

Northam Manor Psychiatric Hospital

Grim Outlook - Photo of the Abandoned Northam Manor Psychiatric Hospital

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Pennhurst State Hospital (Pennsylvania) | 20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

Abandoned mental asylums litter forgotten landscapes across the world. But these spooky buildings don’t compare to the fright you’ll experience inside the notorious Briarcliff Manor, the setting of American Horror Story: Asylum.

6.) Creepy wall art from an abandoned mental institution in Italy.

Asylums Were Once Mansions Full Of Nightmares And Insane Treatments

6.) Creepy wall art from an abandoned mental institution in Italy.

Rockwood Insane Asylum 2 by The-ThirdEye on DeviantArt

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Photographer Documents Abandoned Mental Hospitals (By Christopher Payne)

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The Creepy World of Abandoned Asylums | Cane Hill Asylum, Croydon, London, 1883-1990

The Creepy World of Abandoned Asylums

The abandoned asylum, soaked in tragically crazy ghosts, is a staple of the horror genre. And for good reason. These real-life decaying asylums will give you the shivers.

Abandoned Mental Asylum Bed at Pennhurst State School & Hospital in Spring City, Pennsylvania.

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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.

Worcester State Hospital

History of Worcester State Hospital with photographic documentation and urban exploration accounts by Tom Kirsch.

Inside Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, New York

Inside Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, New York

Six Abandoned Asylums with Genuinely Chilling Backstories

Six Abandoned Asylums with Genuinely Chilling Backstories

We love looking at creepy photographs of former mental institutions that have fallen into disrepair, but sometimes the true stories behind these hospitals is far more horrifying. Here are a few abandoned and partially abandoned institutions will tales more chilling than their photographs.

The San Antonio Insane Asylum Although very little is known about the San Antonio Insane Asylum, formally called the Southwestern Insane Asylum when it opened on April 6, 1892, it is heavily guarded by the police today. Whether they're trying to hide something or just protect the property, no one is entirely sure, but those who have ventured inside the walls have attested to some very strange and frightening things occurring.

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The Cane Hill Asylum in London is one of the most famous abandoned hospitals, and has been a magnet for vandals, urban explorers, photographers and filmmakers ever since it closed 18 years ago.  In 2006, the site's owners gave Hipposcope Films permission to film a documentary inside.  Shooting is due to begin sometime this year. Pinner read this Feb 2016.

20 (More) Astonishing Abandoned Buildings, Property & Places

Incredible photographs of abandoned places including psychiatric hospitals, theme parks, research facilities and a nuclear missile silo.

Kings Park Psychiatric Center (New York) | 20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

Abandoned mental asylums litter forgotten landscapes across the world. But these spooky buildings don’t compare to the fright you’ll experience inside the notorious Briarcliff Manor, the setting of American Horror Story: Asylum.